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9 Lychee Cocktail Recipe Ideas for Summer

Lychee is a tiny but mighty tropical fruit with sweet, white flesh and bumpy, deep pink skin. It's also a star cocktail ingredient! Let us help you discover the perfect lychee cocktail recipe to savor all summer long.

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Sparkling Watermelon Lychee CocktailCourtesy Salty Canary

Sparkling Watermelon Lychee Cocktail

Mark Twain once said, “When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.” Well, you can get a taste of what angels drink when you sip on this refreshing sparkling watermelon lychee cocktail from Salty Canary. Stock up on spiked watermelon seltzer, mint leaves, watermelon and, of course, lychees.

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Tropical Lychee MartiniCourtesy Wok & Skillet

Tropical Lychee Martini

This chic lychee martini from Wok & Skillet falls on the sweeter end of the spectrum, which is why we love it—and know you will, too! Plus, it’s a breeze to make: Shake vodka, vermouth, lychee syrup or juice and, if you like it chilled, ice. Garnish with lychee and enjoy!

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Lemon Lychee MartiniCourtesy Yes to Yolks

Lemon Lychee Martini

Attention, lemon lovers! Brighten up and pucker up with this gorgeous, classy, lemony libation. This lemon lychee martini from Yes to Yolks tastes like a zesty dream from which you won’t want to wake.

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P.S. Here’s how to juice a fresh lemon with ease.

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Bangkok Lychee CocktailCourtesy The Food Poet

Bangkok Lychee Cocktail

Friends and guests will get a kick out of this punchy cocktail. A bit sweet and a bit spicy, this Bangkok lychee cocktail is the perfect drink to pair with some homemade Thai food. The Food Poet recommends adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to amp up the spice factor.

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Coconut Lychee ColadaCourtesy A Beautiful Plate

Coconut Lychee Colada

If you like lychee coladas… you’ll go absolutely coco-nuts for this cool and creamy summertime sipper from A Beautiful Plate! Fruity-floral lychees are a perfect partner to coconut. (But we still love you, pineapple!)

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Lychee Ginger FizzCourtesy Sprinkles and Sprouts

Lychee Ginger Fizz

Not only is ginger a superfood with tons of health and beauty benefits, it’s also a marvelous cocktail ingredient. Brew up this lychee ginger fizz from Sprinkles and Sprouts, made with lychee liquor, ginger syrup, dry sparkling wine, lemon, mint and lychee. Be sure to savor every spicy-sweet, bubbly sip.

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Melon Lychee MartiniCourtesy The Charming Detroiter

Melon Lychee Martini

Here’s a drink so bright, the sun may get jealous! This neon green, sweet-tart Leapin’ Lychee cocktail recipe by The Charming Detroiter features melon liqueur, vodka and lychee juice. We can’t wait to serve this at summer dinner parties. Yum!

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Vanilla Lychee CocktailCourtesy Garden Cocktails

Vanilla Lychee Cocktail

How sweet it is! This candy-like elixir from Garden Cocktails is anything but “vanilla.” Boasting sweet, slightly zesty flavor notes and a gorgeous golden hue, this delightful drink is just the treat you deserve.

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Lychee Rose MimosasCourtesy Kitchen Confidante

Lychee Rose Mimosas

If you’re looking for a pretty pink, fun, floral refresher, look no further. This rosy champagne cocktail from Kitchen Confidante is made with champagne, sweet lychee syrup and rosewater. Toast in style to somebody worth celebrating…or enjoy one with your summer Sunday brunch.

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Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.