“All life looks up with a lycheeni”
– Nigella Lawson
When Nigella Christmas came out in 2008, it changed our Christmases forevermore. In particular, the opening section on cocktails brought some firm favourites to our repertoire, including this exotic number – the Lycheeni. While it remains a strong drink, the lychee syrup dilutes it slightly so it doesn’t have the impact of, say, a martini. The floral notes of the lychee liqueur and syrup are balanced by their gentle sweetness that make this a subtly fragrant drink. Perfect, in our experience, for introducing one’s mother to the joy of drinking cocktails!
by Nigella Lawson
25ml white rum
50ml crème de lychee
12.5-25ml syrup from canned lychees
canned lychee to garnish
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled glass.
Serve with a lychee garnish.