SPICED-UP LYCHEE SUMMER COOLER
This spicy summer cooler is a winner! It smells wonderful and tastes so refreshing. It is an ideal drink to sip on a hot summer evening. If you are thinking of entertaining your friends, this cooler will be destined to be a party favourite.
This Spiced-up lychee drink with a hint of lemongrass and ginger has a subtle flavor of bird’s eye chili which cuts through the sweetness of this ravishing summer cooler...spike it up with vodka or gin and you are all set for a hot summer weekend evening... It is definitely a crowd pleaser.
I made this drink for my girl's night and they were all rock and roll over this boozy refresher.
Omit the booze if you have some young adults or children coming to the party. Spike it separately if you so desire.
You are all set for your next party! Cheers!
YIELDS: 1 pitcher
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
MAKING TIME: 5 minutes
1 ltr lychee juice, fresh or from tetra pack
500 ml soda water
1/2 cup sugar syrup
3 birds eye chili whole, lightly bruised
2 lime juiced, reserve skins
3” piece ginger, smashed
8 oz Gin/ Vodka (optional)
8-10 fresh lychees, peeled, some cut in half and muddled
2 lemongrass sticks, bruised from ends
Few ice cubes
Drop all the ingredients in a large pitcher, give it a good stir. Leave it the fridge until you serve. Let all ingredients infuse.
Drop couple of ice cubes in a glass. Pour the prepared drink and garnish with a chili and fresh lychee in a skewer on top.
You can prepare this ahead of time in the fridge without adding ice in it.
If making for children or you just don't like alcohol, omit gin and vodka from the drink.
If you like it a bit more strong, add some extra booze.