Have you ever wondered how to make lychee liqueur? Lychee liqueur is a specialty product that not all liquor stores will have on hand. So what better way to come up with something than to create it? Making this liqueur is easy, it just takes some time. You’ll need to give it about a month (or a week if you’re pressed for time) to seep and settle in your fridge.
This recipe only requires three ingredients: a can of lychees, vodka and lemon.
I used an old clean jar for the liqueur to distill the vodka in the fridge. Make sure to give your jar a good shake every week or so until I’m ready to use it. Also, do a taste test to make sure it’s properly distilled before using.
When the liqueur is ready to use, take a cheesecloth and strain out the zest and the lychees. You can still use the lychees for garnish if you are going to make a drink that night or you can put the lychees back into the liqueur. The liqueur can be stored in the fridge for up to six months.
This is the perfect recipe to use with a lychee martini or any other fruity spring cocktail that needs a bright sweet note to it. Use this liqueur in place of a regular simple syrup.
Have you ever made lychee liqueur before? Tell me in the comments below if you tried this recipe and how it turned out.