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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross

Pink Grapefruit and Lychee Cocktail

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.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 5 servings

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 131
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.8g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Calcium: 8mg
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