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! 🙂

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  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!!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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! 🙂

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  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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