Provocachic™ Lychee Martini
1 ounce lychee liqueur
2/3 ounce vanilla flavored vodka
Dash of Cointreau
2 ounces lychee syrup (from canned fruit)
1 lychee fruit (canned, though recommended cultivar if available: Hak Ip, Kwa Luk or Brewster)
Lychee fruits, for garnish
Total: at least 4 1/3 ounces (guide for glassware)
[Mixologist’s Notes: If good quality fresh lychee fruits are available, use in place of the blended fruit, syrup and garnish. With a juicer, extract fresh lychee juice to replace the syrup in the recipe. For richer texture, add another lychee fruit to blend.]
Cocktail Shaker (3-piece)
Martini glass (5-7 ounce), for service
Chill all the ingredients, garnishes and glassware in the refrigerator.
Make the cocktail:
Blend all the ingredients well, and drop the fresh lychee garnish with a cocktail pick into the glassware. Place the cocktail ingredients into the shaker.
Top up cocktail shaker (about ¾ full) with ice cubes, preferably with the largest possible ice cubes. Shake and chill cocktail shaker with firm, concise and vigorous strokes until your hands can’t take the cold, and then a little longer...
Strain the ingredients into the martini glass. Good effort in the shaking shall reward one with tiny ice chips floating on the surface of the cocktail, adding a wonderful textural experience.
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