Dirty Lychee Martini

Last week I found fresh Lychees at the Indian grocery store.  I love Lychees.  My grandfather use to buy them for me during the summer season when I would visit him in India.  I eat Lychees fresh, but I was inspired to have my husband use them in a refreshing cocktail.  He came up with this Dirty Lychee Martini.

Ingredients:  Per Drink

Dirty Lychee Martini Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of elderflower liqueur
  • 2 fresh lychees (use canned lychees if you don’t have fresh ones)

Prep:

  • Peel two lychees and place them in a glass container with a spout
  • Add 2 1/2 ounces of vodka
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight to create a lychee infused vodka.
  • Remove lychees from vodka.  Juice one lychee into a shaker filled with ice.  Set aside the other lychee for garnish.
  • Add the elderflower liqueur and the lychee infused vodka to the shaker
  • Chill martini glass
  • Shake ingredients in shaker
  • Add lychee garnish to chilled martini glass
  • Pour drink mixture over lychee garnish in martini glass

Last week we went to Fort Worth, Texas.  We ate at this incredible restaurant located in downtown called GRACE.  They served a lime and coconut sorbet spiked with lychee, as a palate cleanser.  I am totally stealing the idea for this sorbet because it makes a great paring for our Dirty Lychee Martini.  Below is a photo of the sorbet.

Dirty Lychee Martini Pairing

I also posted a review on Yelp for GRACE.

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