#DrinkOfTheWeek: Lychee Martini

Lychee Martini


With all the summer festivities coming up for Independence Day, another refreshing cocktail can only be helpful! Lychee Martinis are super yummy, and if you are having a Barbecue or even a backyard picnic, this is the perfect drink to go with it! You will be cooling down with this in this hot summer sun. Happy Fourth of July, and please don’t drink and drive.



What you’ll need:1 1/2 oz Belvedere Vodka
Quality vodka of your choice

​1 1/2 oz Lychee juice

​Splash of dry Vermouth

​Combine all 3 ingredients in a Martini shaker with ice, shake well and pour into Martini glass. Drop in a couple of lychees. Make sure you get canned lychees from an Asian market, the American ones are not quite the same!


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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