Cashmere Lychee Cocktail

Published on Nov 7, 2017

The exotic lychee fruit is from the soapberry plant in the genus Sapindus.  It is super juicy with a distinctive, slightly acidic fragrance and flavor, and is comparable to grapes.  The plant itself can grow 100 feet, and produce red fruits with a prickly, easily peeled skin resembling large raspberries.  Each contains white flesh and a single, large, inedible seed.  If you haven't tried it, I highly encourage you to!

 

My guess is, you probably won’t be able to find fresh fruit unless you have an Asian grocery store nearby.  My Whole Foods sells canned lychee which worked fine for me, but of course, better find fresh ones!  First I drained and cold rinsed canned fruits before juicing them.  You want to get rid of the can flavor.  Then simply follow the directions below.  Beware, this cocktail gives you that cozy feeling of pure luxury.  You just might get addicted!

 

Cashmere Lychee
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Ingredients
  1. 2 oz Lychee Juice
  2. 2 oz Sake
  3. 1/3 oz Lychee Liqueur
  4. 1/4 oz Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  5. 1/4 oz Luxardo
  6. 3/4 oz Aquafaba ( chickpeas liquid )
Instructions
  1. Juice fresh or canned lychees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together with ice in a shaker.
  3. Serve in chilled glass.
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