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.
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.