7 Litchi Cocktails To Quench Your Thirst This Summer Season
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Summer is here and with the mercury rising above normal and the sun shining brighter, people are opting for juicy, high-water content fruits and vegetables to keep themselves hydrated and revitalise. Although summer is synonymous with mangoes, it is impossible to forget about the litchi-lovers. Litchi with its succulent flesh and delicate fragrance is sure to transform you into a tropical paradise.  

You might love having litchi on its own, but nothing can beat off the summer heat when litchi cocktails are presented in front of you. It is cool and hydrating enough to unwind your senses. You can elevate your cocktail party with exotic and aromatic litchi cocktails. Bursting with sweetness and floral notes, litchi adds a unique twist to the classic cocktails, and you can enjoy them either at your evening beach party or night dinner party.  

Here are some of the litchi cocktails that you shouldn’t miss this season, especially during your weekend gatherings.  

  • Litchi Mojito  

You can amp up your summer season by indulging in Litchi Mojito. To prepare this drink, in a cocktail shaker, muddle fresh mint leaves with litchi puree and lemon juice. To it, add white rum, simple syrup, and ice. Shake the mixture well and strain it into a glass filled with crushed ice. You can top it with club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint and litchi slices. This delightful cocktail offers the zesty freshness of the traditional mojito and the sweetness of litchi.  

  • Litchi Martini  

Twist your classic martini with litchi-infused flavour. You can prepare this by mixing litchi vodka, litchi liqueur, and a splash of dry vermouth in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously until well combined and chilled. Strain it into a chilled martini glass and garnish it with skewered litchi fruit. Elevate your sophistication with litchi martini that boosts a smooth and indulgent flavour profile perfect for hot summer evenings.  

  • Litchi Sangria  

You can cool yourself off with a refreshing Litchi Sangria that is bursting with fruity goodness. To achieve this cocktail, combine white wine, litchi juice, sliced litchis, strawberries, and mint leaves in a pitcher. Add in a splash of orange liqueur and refrigerate for at least an hour or so to allow the flavours to meld. Serve over ice and garnish with additional fruit slices. This sangria is a flavourful crowd-pleaser for summer gatherings. 

  • Litchi Margarita  

With the Litchi Margarita, transport yourself to a tropical paradise. Prepare this by rimming a glass with salt or sugar, depending upon your preference. Now in a shaker, add litchi puree, silver tequila, triple sec, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add ice to it and shake vigorously. Stain it into the prepared glass and garnish with a lemon wedge and litchi. The subtle sweetness perfectly complements the tartness of the lemon.  

  • Litchi Sparkler  

Make Litchi Sparkler your summer buddy this season. Fill a champagne flute halfway with chilled litchi juice. Top it with chilled prosecco or sparkling wine. Show your creativity by garnishing the drink with litchi fruit skewer adding an elegant touch to it. This light and refreshing cocktail is perfect for brunch, garden parties, or any festive occasions, adding a touch of sophistication and sparkle.  

  • Litchi Caipirinha  

This Brazilian-inspired Litchi Caipirinha is perfect for the summer months. All you need is a glass where you can muddle fresh lime with sugar until the juices are released and the sugar is dissolved. To it, add litchi puree and cachaça (Brazilian rum) and stir well. Fill the glass with crushed ice and give a gentle stir. Garnish with a lime wheel and litchi for a burst of colour and flavour.   

  • Litchi Punch  

Quench your thirst with the perfect Litchi Punch. Take a punch bowl or pitcher and combine litchi juice, pineapple juice, coconut water, and a splash of soda water. Add in sliced litchis, pineapple chunks, and fresh mint leaves for extra freshness and visual appeal. Stir well and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Serve over ice and garnish with litchi skewer. This is a crowd-pleasing cocktail perfect for pool parties, picnics, and summer gatherings.