A classic lychee martini is miles more sophisticated than gorging on lychees straight out of the can, and quite simple to execute as well. You don't need a fancy certificate in mixology to nail this one. All you need for this perfect summer sipper is a bit of vodka, triple sec, lychee and ice.
I wanted to post a video of my boyfriend (who is a former bartender) making this drink, but he was too shy to get in front of the camera and narrate the process. The best I could do was get a shot of him pouring the concoction into my cheapo martini glasses. Ah well, there's always next time. Meanwhile, below is the recipe for a darn near perfect lychee martini.
If hosting a small cocktail or dinner party, the lychee martini can serve as a nice dessert drink or a surprising switch-up from your usual bottle of chilled wine with your appetizers.
The Darn Near Perfect Lychee Martini
2 oz. vodka
2 oz. lychee juice
1 oz. triple sec
Prepare martini glass with an ice cube to chill the glass. Pour your ingredients into a martini shaker with several ice cubes. Mix vigorously. Pour mixture into a martini glass, with or without ice cube, depending on preference. Garnish with a couple of lychees.
Note: The sweetness of this drink will distract you from the fact that it packs a real punch. When you start asking for another 'Mechee Lartini' I'd say it's time to call it a night. Drink responsibly and enjoy!