Pink Grapefruit and Lychee Cocktail

Pink Grapefruit and Lychee Cocktail Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross
Pink grapefruit, a popular winter fruit, stars in this pretty beverage. Look for canned lychee fruit, which has a delicately sweet flavor, in the ethnic foods aisle at the supermarket or at Asian groceries. Use the leftover lychees in a fruit salad. If you're preparing our Cocktail Party Menu, you'll want to double this recipe.

Yield:

5 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 131
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 16.8 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 8 mg

Ingredients

1 (20-ounce) can lychees in syrup, undrained
Crushed ice
1 cup unsweetened pink grapefruit juice
1/2 cup vodka
5 pink grapefruit sections

Preparation

1. Drain lychees in a colander over a bowl; reserve 1 cup syrup. Discard remaining liquid. Drop 1 lychee in the bottom of each of 5 glasses; fill each glass halfway with crushed ice. Reserve remaining lychees for another use.

2. Combine reserved 1 cup lychee syrup, juice, and vodka in a large martini shaker filled halfway with ice; shake until well chilled. Strain 1/2 cup syrup mixture into each prepared glass; garnish each serving with 1 grapefruit section. Serve immediately.

Note:

Laura Zapalowski,

November 2008
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