“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
25ml vodka
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.

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