Cooks prize Lychees for their exotic perfume and fruity flavor, but I always was a little apprehensive. They looked strange to me in their shells.
Than, when I found caned lychees, they were shelled, pitted, and juicy, just ready to use in this fragrant Bellini which I made before with gooseberries.
I add lime juice to brighten the flavor of the berries.
• ½ inch slice fresh ginger, with skin
• ½ cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup cold water
• 1 can (15oz) lychees drained and then semi-frozen or 1 pound fresh gooseberries