This FruitStand cocktail goes out to lychee lovers everywhere. Because their juicy flesh is mostly water, they freeze beautifully for delicious frozen cocktails. Plus, fresh lychee imparts a creamy, translucent color and nectary sweetness that softens even the strongest cocktails.
Lychees taste like summer in a bite. Fresh lychee fruit’s flavor is often described as a combination of green grape, ripe strawberry and watermelon. This lychee cocktail is best enjoyed after a day at the beach, at the backyard cookout or while lingering poolside.
Iced Lychee Cocktail Recipe
In just one week, lychee fruits impart a fragrant and nectary sweetness to vodka. When you’re ready to party, the lychee infused vodka gets blended with fresh, frozen lychees for a fruity alternative to flavorless ice. Add a touch of lime simple syrup for a citrusy dimension and you have your new go-to summertime cocktail.
Lime Simple Syrup
Prepare Frozen Lychee
Prepare Lychee Vodka
Prepare the Lime Simple Syrup
Prepare the cocktail:
This fruit-forward cocktail can easily shift into a mocktail or kid-friendly cooler. Simply omit the vodka and double the simple syrup, serve in a tall glass with sparkling water for a refreshing and fun drink.
Another kid-friendly take on this recipe: skip the vodka infusion and blend lime simple syrup with freshly frozen lychee fruit. Pour the contents into ice pop or cube trays for a sweet, frozen treat!
Leftover lime simple syrup is a delicious addition to iced tea, lemonade, and even enhanced water. There are endless ways to use this versatile fruit syrup!Tell us how your iced lychee cocktail came out! Join our Facebook community to swap recipes, compare fruit stories and get tips from fellow fruities. Snap a photo of your FruitStand shipment of specialty-farmed lychees and show it to us on Instagram @FruitStandcom to be featured in our stories!