Fresh Lychee Vodka Cocktail

by Dorothy Reinhold on May 24, 2012

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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?

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Fresh Lychee Vodka Cocktail

Recipe: Fresh Lychee Vodka Cocktail

Fresh Lychee VodkaSummary: Vodka infused with the unique tropical flavors of fresh lychees make an unforgettable lychee cocktail.


  • 1 cup best quality vodka
  • 4 ounces fresh lychees


  1. 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.
  2. Chill and strain into cocktail glasses to serve.
  3. Makes 4 cocktails, either straight up or over crushed ice.

Quick notes

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)

Fresh Lychee Vodka Cocktail

If you have too many, you’ll start seeing like this!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

suzi August 28, 2018 at 6:04 pm

can i keep the lychees in the vodka indefinitely or do i have to remove them?


Dorothy Reinhold August 29, 2018 at 10:13 am

It has never lasted that long for me, so I don’t know! I would be concerned just a bit about food safety issues (something growing on the lychee after a long time), but I truly do not know.


suzi August 28, 2018 at 5:29 pm

do i infuse in the fridge or on the counter?


Dorothy Reinhold August 29, 2018 at 10:15 am

I infused in my pantry. I just set the jar next to the other booze bottles, with that note on it, and I put a reminder in my calendar so it would pop up and tell me it was ready.


USA Member August 1, 2012 at 5:51 am

Nice site and nice post.
Vodka is Great beverage and I like cocktails make this beverage. this recipe looks really good and I will try make this from non flavored vodka.


Purus Organic Wheat Vodka May 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm

We are big fans of infusing fresh fruit flavors into super-premium vodka – great recipe! Lychee is so exotic and refreshing; we look forward to sharing your recipe with our Purus Vodka lovers!


Rituparna May 26, 2012 at 1:58 am

Oh! I am drooling as I read this. This is peak lychee time in India. I have got to go buy some now. No, not when it’s 44C outside. In the evening for sure.


Valentina May 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I’m in! Delicious!


Connie Kaiser May 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

Beautiful and amazing idea. I never knew I needed one of these!!!! (or two)


Dorothy May 25, 2012 at 8:23 am

Oh yes, you MUST try fresh lychee. Take it off your bucket list and do it now!


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