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Come Party With Me: Chinese New Year — Drinks

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,


Lychee Martini
From InStyle magazine

1 14 oz. can lychees
2 cups vodka
1/2 cup cranberry juice

  1. Drain the lychees, reserving 1 cup of the lychee syrup.
  2. In a large pitcher combine the reserved lychee syrup, the vodka, and the cranberry juice. Refrigerate until very cold.
  3. Fill cocktail glasses with ice water.
  4. To serve, empty ice water from glasses. Place one lychee in the bottom of each glass, and fill with a cocktail.

Serves 8.

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