I need a drink today.
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!
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!
- 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
- 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.