Kick-start your Chinese New Year dinner party with an elegant cocktail. A lychee martini is sophisticated, cool, and festively flirty. When you sit down to dinner offer guests a dry Riesling, fruity Sauvignon Blanc, or crisp Chenin Blanc; all would pair nicely with the menu. If you really want to serve a red, look for a light, smooth Pinot Noir. Don't forget water and sparkling water. A refreshing option for non drinkers is lemonade. To see the recipe for the lychee martini, read more.
From InStyle magazine
1 14 oz. can lychees
2 cups vodka
1/2 cup cranberry juice
- Drain the lychees, reserving 1 cup of the lychee syrup.
- In a large pitcher combine the reserved lychee syrup, the vodka, and the cranberry juice. Refrigerate until very cold.
- Fill cocktail glasses with ice water.
- To serve, empty ice water from glasses. Place one lychee in the bottom of each glass, and fill with a cocktail.