A refreshingly simple but delicious summer cocktail!
Recipe for Lychee Martini by Anisa Sabet for The Macadames.
I served lychee martinis on Christmas day and they were just a really lovely way to start off the day. They are very easy to throw back and pretty strong, so be sure to pace yourself.
My husband was a cocktail maker for years in London and I love how much I learn from him when he makes us drinks. A martini is an explicitly stirred cocktail as you want to prevent little shards of ice watering down the mixture (which happens when shaking). Stirring a cocktail cools it without ruining it’s flavour and is important when making lychee martinis.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and i’d love to know what your favourite cocktail is?
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What you need:
- Large glass
- Cocktail stirrer
- Cocktail strainer
- 2 martini glasses
Ingredients (makes 2):
- 90ml (3 shots) vodka
- 15ml (1/2 shot) vermouth
- 60ml (2 shots) lychee syrup or juice
1. Fill the large glass with ice cubes. Pour over the vodka, vermouth and lychee syrup/juice. Slowly stir the mixture with the cocktail stirrer for about 15 seconds. Strain the mixture into your martini glasses and pop a lychee or two in there.
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For another similar recipe, try my maple and orange old fashioned.
Or my rhubarb mint julep.
Anisa – The Macadames. xx