#DOTW: Lychee Margarita

Summer is slowly coming to an end, and it would be a crime not to post another Margarita. So, Lychee it is. Of course in my opinion any Margarita is a good Margarita, but once you combine it with Lychee, you really can’t go wrong. I’ve seen many recipes for this cocktail (including one containing gin, so weird), but as a bartender I like to stick to basics. This is a traditional recipe with one of the ingredients being exchanged for Lychee puree. It’s simple and delicious.

Cheers!

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Patron Silver (or quality tequila of your choice)
  • 1 Ā 1/2 oz Lychee puree
  • 1 oz sour mix
  • 1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice

To make Lychee puree, add a whole can of Lychees to a blender and blend well. To make these Margaritas on the rocks or in a Martini glass, strain the liquid and discard the pulp. For frozen ones, you can you the whole liquid. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well. A) pour over ice, B) pour into Martini glass, or C) add to a blender with ice, blend, then pour the mixture into a frozen cocktail glass. I like to add a touch of fresh lime juice, which cuts the taste of alcohol. Be sure to rim the glass with crystal or rock salt, and garnish with a slice of lime!

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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