Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lychee Tangita

Here is my entry to Sig's Mixed Drinks Monthly Blog Patrol. The original blog patrol began here.I chose this recipe from Sig's blog itself . I know it was suggested to use a recipe from somewhere else but hey I wanted to try the Lychee Tangita. Unique Lychee drink concoctions are hard to find.I was looking for a lychee cocktail recipe which was not a lychee martini and Sig's Lychee Tangita looked so appealing. I have to say that this was one of the most fun blog events. The recipe was amazing as it was but we played around with some ingredients and tried out a number of different concoctions. By the end of it my husband and I were quite pleasantly buzzed with tasting all our trials. I am posting the original recipe with my modifications that suited my taste. I am giving the variations that worked for me.


1.5 cups of Lychee juice: I initially used Rubicon lychee juice (tetra pack) and that was too dilute. Using the canned juice like Sig suggested was better.
1/2 cup Tangerine juice: My tangerine juice (from Juicy juice) did not have much tang to it. I supplemented limeade once and orange juice the other time and both worked well.
2 tblsp Lime juice
Sauza Gold Tequila - 1/4 to 1/2 cup (I reduced the tequila a bit)
10- 12 Mint leaves
1 tblsp Sugar
Crushed Ice
1 can lychees
maraschino cherries

Everything else was followed mostly as Sig did it. I added the mint leaves and sugar to a mortar and crushed it with a pestle. Then added the crushed mint and all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shook it till it was well blended.
Serving ideas:
Pour the drink into a cocktail glass. Poke a toothpick through a canned lychee and a cherry. Add to the glass. Additionally slide some lychees into the glass. Also,make a slit in one lychee and place it on the side of the glass. Poke a cocktail umbrella into it. Serve immediately.The best part of this drink is to eat the lychees in the end. Yummy!


Sig said...

oooh, glad you liked the drink Naina! You must post the other variations sometime too... Isn't it fun to play around with cocktail recipes? Beautiful pictures btw.. thanks for the entry!

Anonymous said...

Naina, coming here from Sig's. Just wanted to tell you that that Biriyani post of yours had me drooling. Will be back for more of your posts.

Best wishes,

Mansi Desai said...

nicely done Naina! as Sig said, cocktails are the best to experiment with!:)