I haven’t posted a drink recipes in a while, largely because I really don’t drink that much or that often. However, when I do, I’ve been ordering a longtime favorite The Lychee Mojito
For those of you unfamiliar with lychees, they are an asian tree fruit that now is grown also in Isreal.
When the rough red peel is removed, there is a soft, white fruit inside, with the most amazing and distinctive flavor. What does it taste like? Well, lychee. There is no other similar tasting fruit.
As kids we used to love having bowls of icecream with lychees on top. Hmmm. Sooo good!
While I was googling images of lychee mojitos, I found this fabulous blog for travel foodies called Siuyeh.com (well worth looking up) Anyway, in their blog post they were drinking Lychee Mojitos at Le Club In the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. How exotic! I haven’t been there, yet, but now its on my list.
the view from Le Club at the metropole in Hanoi. www.Siuyeh.com
Here’s the recipe.
In a cocktail shaker mix 2 wedges of lime, 2 lychees, lychee syrup, 3 mint leaves. Fill with ice and add 2 oz of Bacardi light. Shake it up, pour into a glass with 2 lychees in the bottom and fill with club soda or carbonated water. Garnish with mint leaves and a wedge of lime.