Green Melon & Lychee Martinis

By Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I need a drink today.

Green Melon & Lychee Martini


Thankfully it’s hump day! But I’ll still need a drink to get through the day. Mostly because I (sadly!) have re-injured my hamstring, and my half-marathon training is definitely going to be affected. So I’m bummed about that. I fall off bandwagons FAR too easily.

So please don’t let me! I need your encouragement. Make me run. Bum hamstring or not!

Anyway, these martinis. Delicious. They’re bright green (as I’m sure you noticed), so I made them for St. Patrick’s Day!

Green Melon & Lychee Martini


I’ve talked about my love for lychee martinis before. They were one of the first cocktails I ever had! Nowadays I’m less of a fan (I’ve graduated to bourbon. Yum!), but when you hand me a bright green cocktail with a sugared rim, I can’t say no. Obviously.

These are sweet, but not overly so. I can’t wait until the snow melts and I can lounge on my patio with one of these babies!

Green Melon & Lychee Martinis

Yield: 2


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz green melon liqueur
  • 2 oz lychee juice
  • Sugar, for rimming
  • 2 canned lychees, for garnish (or a slice of lime


  1. Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker over ice. Rim two martini glasses with sugar. Strain and pour martinis into glasses. Garnish with a whole lychee and serve! If you prefer a stronger, less sweet martini, try 3 oz of vodka and just a splash of lychee juice.

Green Melon & Lychee Martini

  • Mary R
    April 3, 2014

    Julia, I am having difficulty finding canned Lychees in the reg grocery stores where I used to have success. Asian stores? Where do you get yours?

    • Julia Kent
      April 3, 2014

      Hi Mary – I get them at Loblaws in the Asian aisle. They’re by the exotic fruit juices in cartons! I buy mine in a can and then store them in mason jars in the fridge.

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