Lychee Martini


6 ounces vodka
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1½ ounces lychee syrup
4 lychees for garnish


Place your martini glasses in the freezer a couple of minutes before serving, optional.
In a martini shaker add the vodka, Grand Marnier, lychee syrup, and fill with ice cubes. Shake vigorously for a couple of seconds.
Pour into 2 martini glasses and garnish with two lychees per glass.


Lychee Martini, so yummy! Strange to use the term yummy for a martini, however, once you try this recipe, I know you will mutter the same words.

I was first introduced to lychee martini during one of our trips to the East coast. I was able to replicate it at home by following and reading so many recipes, all with the same ingredients.

Good but not great for me and wanted to make something a bit different.

Love martini and I am very picky about how it is served. For instance, I do not like to let it sit in the ice cubes, not crushed ice, for too long. I do not care how the water dilutes the vodka. All the flavor is lost.


Straight, stirred, with fruits or not, it is one of my favorite cocktails.

I am a traditionalist, and my martini must be served in a martini glass that is thin, tall, with a wide mouth.

What is Lychee?  Tropical fruit from the southeastern provinces of China. It has a unique appearance and flavor. A deliciously sweet fruit covered by a rough bright strawberry-red color outer rind. Once peeled, inside you will find this almost translucent, very juicy, white flesh fruit and the seed.  A delightful flavor.




Friday, December 17, 2021 - 11:55am


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