It wasn’t long after I discovered fresh lychees that I also discovered they could be used to infuse their unique flavor in vodka.
Yeah, I went there, and I think you should, too!
Straight up or over some crushed ice, this is a strong cocktail for the adventurous. Isn’t that you?
Live a little. Summer’s almost here and school’s almost out. Yikes!
Recipe: Fresh Lychee Vodka Cocktail
- 1 cup best quality vodka
- 4 ounces fresh lychees
- Peel and seed lychees and place them in a tight-lidded glass jar. Pour in vodka, tighten lid and allow to steep for 5-7 days, unmolested. You might want to put a note on the jar so you don’t break into it too soon.
- Chill and strain into cocktail glasses to serve.
- Makes 4 cocktails, either straight up or over crushed ice.
The fruit and produce experts at Melissa’s Produce sent the fresh lychees.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Steeping time: 5 days
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Gluten free, Raw
Number of servings (yield): 2-4
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)