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
What You'll Need
canned litchee fruit - pitted
little pieces of fresh ginger to fit inside the litchees
bottle of Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
splashes of cranberry juice
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).