The Larissatini

Last night we celebrated my birthday with a little cocktail party (which was much lovelier than my actual birthday last week). We had some friends and family over, and partied it up. My husband, who is a rock star in the bar tending department, kept the drinks flowing till the late night hours.

The Larissatini was the specialty and favorite of the evening, so I thought I’d share it with you all. Because let’s face it, everyone likes a good martini. The recipe calls for lychee, which is an Asian fruit that can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of most grocery stores.

Enjoy one (or three, like I did), and let me know what you think!

The Larissatini

2 shots light rum
1/2 shot vermouth
1 shot lychee syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a lychee.

35 thoughts on “The Larissatini

  1. Glad you had a good time! Your drink sounds fab 😉 I love lychee martinis! I actually made a drink at the bar I was at on Friday night, and it managed to come out pretty good even tho it was missing 2 ingredients! 🙂


  2. Waaah! I’ll have to find a source for lychee syrup back home, because I sure won’t find it here. Yes, a good martini (especially one named after you!) is always something to appreciate. Cin-cin!!


  3. I feel like a heel. I checked in on the day of your birthday but apparently didn’t post. Sorry. Happy Be-lated Birthday. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.You’re right, Yeah for January babies!


  4. oh this looks so amazing! I’ll keep my eye out for lychee syrup, and I’ll definitely try this out. Probably more than once 😉 I’m so impressed with your martini-making creativity!


  5. That sounds delicious!! There is a bar here in Columbus that has martinis for $2 during happy hour, and the selection is incredible. And oh by the way, did I mention they were $2? And so strong that two pretty much knock me out for the night? Yum!


  6. ohmygoodness, I love lychee. I also love bubble tea with lychee! Sigh. that takes me back to my college days because my friends and I would go to Chinatown and get bbt all the time. we had a mild obsession if you will.oh by the way, love martinis. your recipe sounds fantastic. i was thinking about trying a new recipe for valentine’s day and having some girlfriends over. it’s called a flirtini and that alone means its GOT to be delicious! 🙂


  7. The Larissatini is delish..I made a version of it with vodka and Lichido (lychee liquoeur)last night and not only did it kick my ass, it was probably the tastiest cocktail I’ve ever mixed. Cheers, all.


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