I hope everyone had a fun St. Patrick's Day! I'm not Irish, nor is my husband so St. Patrick's day generally comes and goes without much thought! I can't even remember the last time my husband and I spent the day drinking with friends! We decided to take advantage of this nice sunny day shopping for spring/summer stuff for the little guy and grilling some juicy filets and shrimp for dinner! The weather has been unusually warm this last week (since when did early March mean turning on the air conditioner?!) so I decided to treat myself to a cocktail with dinner! This is a recipe I've posted before, but since a lot of my old posts no longer have the original pictures (since we switched servers), I thought I'd revisit it!
I LOVE tropical fruits. One of my favorites are longans (which are essentially the same thing as lychees, but since more people know what lychees are, I'm going to stick with that term for this drink! ) To me, longans may be smaller, but they are more crisp than lychees (I am all about crisp fruit!) I'm sure you could google the two and see what the actual differences are, but after they've been peeled and pitted, the only difference that I can tell is the crisp-ness and the fact that longans may be sweeter than the lychees, but that's about it!
I had just opened up a can of longans this week to snack on, so I figured the lychee cosmopolitan would be a great treat with dinner! I like the cosmopolitan version better than the traditional lychee martini since it includes grapefruit juice, so it's got a bit more flavor and sweetness.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz grapefruit juice (I used ruby red grapefruit juice this time, but a blended one would be good as well!)
- 1 oz lychee syrup (If you are using canned lychees/longans, just use the juice that it comes with)
- 1-2 lychees for garnish
i've been really bad about posting lately...been keeping busy with my niece! my sister and i have been going on walks up this ginormous hill...she pushes her baby and i plop my 35lb nephew into a jogging stroller and we walk this hill, and i tell you what, you can feel the burn! she and her neighbor walk this hill all the time, except her neighbor will run it a few times! she's insane!!!
soooo...it's friday! yey for the weekend! it's been perfect weather mostly all week- just started getting crummy but luckily, no more of that 40 degreees crap! so even more reason to celebrate with a nice cosmo!
i'm not much of a beer drinker, but give me a nice fruity drink and i'll be happy! although, i can't drink like i used to. even one sometimes makes me woozy...sucks to be old!
this is one of my favs to make at home. very simple and tastes yummy!
2 oz vodka
1/2 oz grapefruit juice (all i had was tangerine grapefruit...it still ended up very yummy!)
1 oz lychee syrup
1-2 lychees (i use the canned kind because it's already peeled and pitted)
pour all ingredients over ice and shake. strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with lychee. ENJOY!