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Pink Grapefruit and Lychee Cocktail

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 5 servings
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.