Lychee Martini

I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with lychees.  Fresh, canned, juiced, I love them all.  I recently went for a meal with the in-laws to a lovely little Asian restaurant in Newcastle called Fat Buddha.  It was here my lovely sister in law (to be, if I ever stop spending the wedding fund) introduced me to the deliciousness that is a lychee martini.  Since our visit to said restaurant I haven’t been able to get that delicious cocktail out of my head so I decided to collect some ingredients and toast in the New Year with a gorgeous fruity lychee martini.

What are you doing for New Years Eve?  Whatever it is you chose to do, be safe and have a fabulous time!  Here’s to 2013!

Lychee Martini

(serves one)


25ml vodka

25ml lychee liqueur

dash sugar syrup

75ml lychee juice


combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.  Shake it up, good and proper, and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a canned or fresh lychee if you wish and enjoy.



  1. Anonymous
    December 31, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Hi Katie, Love your blog. I recently visited pet lamb patisserie (maybe it was you that served me?!) and got some of your cupcakes. The banoffie one was to die for!Rebecca

  2. Rachel
    December 31, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    My best friend and I actually invented these as well on New Years Eve a few years ago, then we decided to adapt it a bit – switch out the Vodka and sugar syrup for champagne and it makes what our friends now know as our signature champagne cocktail!

  3. Amanda
    January 3, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Oh my word that drink sounds absolutely heavenly! I'm going to have to give it a try one of these days! Hope you had a very lovely New Year!

  4. Karen A.
    January 13, 2013 / 3:52 am

    This is awesome! I love lychees and I've only had them in a martini once. I should definitely make this at home.

  5. Caroline - All That I'm Eating
    March 26, 2013 / 1:11 pm

    I love lychee cocktails and will always choose them if I have the choice. Have never tried to make my own though!

  6. Bisous Natasha
    April 3, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    I love lychees and I love martinis. Perfect combo ! bisous,Natasha

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  8. Pippa
    May 2, 2013 / 10:12 am

    I don't drink vodka, but this does sound so lovely!! :) <3

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