Pink drink of the week #2. The first time I had a lychee-based drink was the night after the mammoth bike ride that I did last year. It’s definitely not something that you see everywhere, and it caught both of our eyes as something we definitely wanted to try. It was delicious. Lychee has a very distinct, sweet and refreshing flavour that translates really well in a cocktail. The second time I had a lychee based cocktail was last month in London at the cocktail shed at Dalston Street Feast (more about Street Feast here). We bought a jug of a grapefruit, lemon and lychee cocktail and the tart citrus mixed perfectly with the sweetness of the lychee. The moral of the story: this juice can easily become a very delicious cocktail, but for now, it’s just juice.
There are two very exciting things about this post:
1- These recipes are finally up- I have been meaning to share them for almost a year- I’m sorry!
2- There is a special video at the end of the post that includes the story behind these drinks as well as the recipe itself. Please let me know if you enjoy it! It was a lot of fun to put together and I’m thinking of incorporating videos in more posts in the future.
Who comes up with these things? Until recently, there was one and only one way to eat a grapefruit: slice in half, use a really small spoon to scoop out segments, squeeze juice into a bowl, drink juice. Now, however, my grapefruit universe has expanded to include this wondrous creation: the broiled grapefruit.
The first time I had fresh juice that really blew my mind was when we were travelling through Asia. In Malaysia and Vietnam, we had the most delicious and cheap fruit juices that were so bright and flavorful, every time we had one it felt like a real treat. Ever since then, I thought it would be wonderous to be able to make my own juice at home. In the end though, I thought that a juicer was kind of extravagant, both in terms of spending the money and giving up the counter space.
But, a couple of months ago my boyfriend bought me one for my birthday and I can’t get enough.