May 16, 2013

Lychee Sparkler | Easy Summer Drinks

Lychee Sparkler
Lychee / Litchi is a fruit grown in China and South East Asia that belongs to the soap nut family which happens to be rich in Vitamin C. Eating 9 lychee fruits a day, fulfills an adult’s requirement of their daily dose of Vitamin C says Wikipedia. But I hate this fruit like anything and never buy it at all. There is  a reason why I never ask Hubby to go for grocery shopping because he has a habit of picking up things at random off the shelves and also has a knack for buying things that goes into the category of “not liked by all” at home. One such random purchase is a big carton of Lychee juice last week during his outings.

If I thought that the kids at home would help themselves to a liberal helping and empty the carton for me, I was let down badly by the vigorous shake of their heads when served. So instead of giving them the plain juice from the carton made them into a sparkler / lemonade for them and it turned out to be a wonderful thirst quencher on the hot and humid day.

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Lychee Sparkler Recipe

Prep time: 5 mins  |  Cook time: Nil  |  Makes: 4 Glasses
Cuisine: American  |  Category: Beverages

Ingredients:

  • Lychee / Litchi Juice – 1 carton
  • Sugar – 8 – 10 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – Juice of 1 lemon
  • Mint leaves – 1 handful
  • Club soda / Chilled water – 200 ml
  • Ice cubes – to serve

Instructions:

  1. Powder sugar in a mixie jar and before taking it off, add the mint leaves and pulse just once to crush the leaves to release their essence and flavor. Transfer to a pitcher.
  2. Add lemon juice and lychee fruit juice and mix well. Finally add in club soda / chilled water and stir well.
  3. Fill glasses up to half with ice cubes. Pour the sparkler / lemonade over the ice cubes. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.
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3 comments:

  1. Yummy yummy.. I made this juice with kdd harvest’s lychee juice and it tasted absolutely delicious… best for small get-togethers and parties.. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful juice looks delicious. @vicky wher to find kdd...

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  3. Hey lovely recipe! @vicky i also feel kdd harvest’s pomegranate and lychee juices are just too good..

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