Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lychee Mojito

I love to make mojitos and this is one of my new favorite summer drink.  This drink is unique because its a combination of Asian and Cuban flavors.
Printable Recipe
12 fresh mint leaves
1/2 tsp superfine sugar
1/2 oz simple syrup( prepared by bringing equal parts sugar and water to boil until the sugar dissolves; then chill.
2-3 fresh lychees or canned ( can be purchased at Asian markets)
1 ounce lychee juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces good quality gin
club soda, or sparkling water
Makes 1 serving

Muddle the sugar, mint leaves and 2 lychees in a highball glass.  Add crushed ice, simple syrup,  lime juice, lychee juice and gin.  Stir gently and top with club soda or sparkling water to taste.  Garnish with fresh lychee.

The lychee mojito is sweet and fruity, as opposed to just minty. Once you taste it, you will definitely come back for more :)
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Allie said...

This looks so refreshing and pretty! Can't wait to try this this weekend. Thanks for sharing, Mai!

Digital Printing said...

Mai,I'm upset because lychees are not in season right now. Can you think or suggest some other fruits as a substitute for this?

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

This looks so refreshingly delicious! I must admit I LOVE your blog and your little yorkie pictured in your title looks just my little pup! New follower! xoxo

Lisa H. said...

Its a thirst quenching looking... wouldn't mind a glass too :D

Mai said...

@ DP- canned lychee can purchase at most asian markets available all year round....or you can replace lychee with raspberry or strawberry for these :)

mai said...

here's my strawberry mojito recipe. Enjoy!

PrettyMyWorld said...

Yum, I would love to try it, it looks delish!

Ruth said...

This looks just beautiful! Almost too beautiful to drink...I think I would manage though! ;-)

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