It's the season: Lychee

AN IMPERIAL FAVOURITE

AN IMPERIAL FAVOURITE

Originating in China, but now grown across South East Asia, the lychee is as distinctive in flavour as it is in looks. Underneath the lychee’s rough exterior lies its exquisite flesh, striking the perfect balance between sweet and tart, floral and fruity. Fun fact: In the 1st century, a special courier service existed to ferry fresh lychees from Guangdong to the Chinese Imperial court, and it’s not hard to understand why.

A RARE BURST OF THE TROPICS

A RARE BURST OF THE TROPICS

Due to a short growing season and its tendency to over ripen quickly, fresh lychee is usually only found during certain months in Asian regions, making its flavour all the more exotic. A shame, because the lychee is right at home among cocktails. Pairing well with other tropical flavours like mint, citrus or coconut, it also plays well with an array of liquors. Gin, vodka, cachaça and sake make great partners for a lychee cocktail. Ready to try your hand at some lychee infused creations? Get started with our Le Fruit de MONIN Lychee, perfect for mocktails, cocktails, smoothies and more. Here are some recipes to get you started.

LYCHEE CHAI ICED TEA

 

 

LYCHEE CHAI ICED TEA

Ingredients



Preparation

  • Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice cubes
  • Shake vigorously
  • Pour into a glass filled with ice cubes
  • Serve
ROSY LYCHEE MARTINI

 

 

ROSY LYCHEE MARTINI

Ingredients



Preparation

  • Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed
  • Add ice cubes
  • Cap and shake vigorously
  • Strain into chilled serving glass
  • Garnish
LYCHEE COCO SPARKLER

 

 

LYCHEE COCO SPARKLER

Ingredients



Preparation

  • Combine ingredients in a glass filled with crushed ice
  • Stir and serve with a straw
LYCHEE COSMOPOLITAN

 

 

LYCHEE COSMOPOLITAN

Ingredients



Preparation

  • Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed
  • Add ice cubes
  • Cap and shake vigorously
  • Strain into chilled serving glass
  • Garnish