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Lychee Martini Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Robin Beaver
Added: Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
1 c. drained canned lychees (15 to 20, from a 16- to 20-oz can)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 oz (3/4 cup) good vodka
1-1/2 oz. (3 T.) Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur

Directions:
Directions:
Special equipment: a cocktail shaker

Heat sugar and water in a 1-qt. saucepan over high heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Then pour into a heatproof bowl set inside a large bowl of ice and cold water.

Let stand, stirring occasionally, until syrup is cold, about 3 minutes.

Purée the lychees with sugar syrup and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Now force through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on solids and then discarding them.

Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and add lychee purée, vodka, and Cointreau. Shake 15 seconds and strain into Martini glasses.

Serves 2.

Gourmet Magazine
May 2006

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We tried our first lychee martini at a lovely mountain restaurant in Utah on my 55th birthday.

 

 

 

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