Lychee Martini, Perfect For Summer Afternoons Soiree

Beautiful and distinctive, the lychee martini includes the sweet flavour of lychee fruit in a martini. A vodka martini like this one is simple to make and tastes great. In less than five minutes, you can whip up a drink by mixing vodka, lychee liqueur or syrup, and lime juice. 

In order to prepare this drink, you will need to acquire either fresh lychees or a can of lychees, which are items that you will be able to locate at a grocery store if you are unable to locate them at your typical supermarket. This fruit has a flavour that is described by some as being a cross between a grape and a watermelon. It is described as having a sweet, floral flavour. To make a lychee martini, you will only need a handful of them, along with a small amount of the juice from the fruit. The unused fruit can be put to use in a variety of different ways. Incorporating them into fruit salads, making jam out of lychees, or using them as a garnish for iced tea are some of the ideas. 


1 cup ice

2 ounces vodka 

½ ounce dry vermouth 

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lychee juice 

1 tbsp lime juice 

2 fresh lychees 


If you want to spice up some homemade simple syrup, fresh lychees are a great option. You'll need lychees (fruit and juice), ice, vodka, dry vermouth, and lime juice to make this drink. 

Chill the drink by combining all of the ingredients except the lychee fruit and stirring gently. Why are we not mixing the cocktail like most recipes call for? The reason for this is that the martini is intended to be what connoisseurs (or "drinkies," as the case may be) term "spirit-forward," or to have a taste that emphasises the alcohol content. Shaking a martini over ice dilutes it because the ice melts a little bit while the cocktail is shaken. Pour the cocktail through a strainer into an ice-filled glass. If you happen to own a martini glass, by all means use it; otherwise, a coupe or other stemmed glass will do. Even a rocks glass will do in a pinch. c

Use a cocktail pick or toothpick to pierce two lychees (or more if the pick is particularly long). To finish off your lychee martini, drop that in as a garnish. If you think it's too monochrome, though, a twist of lime makes for a simple yet eye-catching garnish.