Author Notes: This drink is made with Sake and lychees with a drop of Cranberry juice to give it a pink colour.
Sake is a rice based alcoholic drink from Japan and has an alcohol content of about 15 to 20% alcohol.
I love to make experiments with different flavours and found exactly what I needed – a sake with lychee notes - Hana Lychee Flavored Sake. Go ahead and use normal Sake if you can’t find this one.
Sake is quite low in alcohol so it makes the perfect aperitif for me.
- Maria Teresa Jorge
- 200 milliliters Sake
- 8 canned litchee fruit - pitted
- 8 little pieces of fresh ginger to fit inside the litchees
- 1 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
- 4 splashes of cranberry juice
- 4 splashes of lime juice
- Fit the ginger in each lychee and macerate in the Sake for 15 minutes or more, depending how much ginger flavour you want to impart on the drink.
- Put 2 lichees per glass.
- Add a splash of cranberry juice and a splash of lime juice.
- Add the Sake and top with the White Wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc because I find it acid and fresh to cut the sugar of the canned lychees).
- Drink to your content!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Poolside Cocktail