Lychee Martini, yet another Tropical Cocktail. Are you ready for it yet? Well, then let’s go ahead!
The Lychee Martini, also called “Lycheetini” or “Lichitni”, is a Classical martini with a twist. And that twist is Sour. You know why!
Lychee Martini has all the basic ingredients like Vodka, Lychee Liqueur and Sweet & Sour. But remember, there are a number of variations to this one starting from the Lychee Liqueur which can be replaced by Homemade lychee syrup.
Don’t worry! We are going to show you the easier path to glory!
If you are unfamiliar with Lychee fruit, this one is basically a sweet fruit with a tinge of sourness, in the likes of Grapes. Imagine, if you mix this with Lychee Liqueur which is actually sweeter, the end result is something to behold.
Lychee Martini Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- Martini glass
- 1 oz. (30 ml) Vodka
- 1 oz. (30 ml) Lychee Liqueur
- 1 oz. (30 ml) Sweet & Sour
- 1/2 oz. (15 ml) Lychee Syrup
- Peeled Lychee Fruits
- Lychee (Garnish)
- To prepare Lychee Syrup, take a few lychee fruits in a glass and add Simple Syrup.
- Add some sugar and mix all the ingredients well to form a clean syrup.
- In a cocktail shaker, add Vodka, Lychee Liqueur and Lychee Syrup and shake well with ice cubes.
- Pour the Cocktail in a Martini glass and garnish with some pitted lychee fruits.
- Serve and Enjoy the drink!
Tips To Make Lychee Martini
✅ Lychee Syrup is an important piece of this puzzle. You can try making it yourself at home.
✅ One more important thing to note is that the Lychee Liqueur, which is fairly available, can also be made at home. Mix Vodka and Lychee fruits, store them for a few months and your liqueur is ready.
✅ Lychee fruitsneed to be peeled and only the flesh part has to be used.
✅ Depending on what taste you want, you can add syrup to the cocktail. Lychee basically tastes a little sour.
✅ You can also replace lychee syrup with simple syrup if you can’t find one. But make sure to have a lychee liqueur.
Adding Vermouth to the mix is one such variation that gives an even more classical Martini feel to the finished drink.
On the other hand, you can also try lychee-flavored Vodka, which you still need to source from the market.
Try adding some Lychee Juices and Cranberry Juices along with Peach Schnapps to get another twist.
Get on with your party or an evening dinner with Lychee Martini and feel the world around you slow down and make you feel comfortable and tangy! Oh, did I mention tangy?
YES IT IS!