Lychee Cosmopolitan
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Lychee Cosmopolitan
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The Lychee Cosmopolitan is an aromatic and fruity variation of the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, which traditionally features cranberry juice. This exotic twist retains the foundational combination of vodka and triple ... more The Lychee Cosmopolitan is an aromatic and fruity variation of the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, which traditionally features cranberry juice. This exotic twist retains the foundational combination of vodka and triple sec but replaces the tart cranberry with sweet and perfumed lychee juice, coupled with a zesty kick of lime. Together, these ingredients create a harmoniously balanced drink with an Asian flair, offering a delightful blend of citrus and floral notes. Typically served in a sleek cocktail glass, the Lychee Cosmopolitan presents both an elegant appearance and a refreshing taste profile, making it an appealing choice for those seeking a modern cocktail with a unique, tropical taste.
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10% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
150ml 5.07oz 15cl

Method
How to make a Lychee Cosmopolitan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to shaker with four cubes of ice and shake well for 20-30 seconds
Pour into a cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Triple Sec in a Lychee Cosmopolitan?

Yes, if Triple Sec is not available, you can substitute it with other orange-flavored liqueurs such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier. These will maintain the citrus profile essential to the cocktail's balance.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Lychee Cosmopolitan?

A Lychee Cosmopolitan is elegantly garnished with a fresh lychee or a twist of lime peel. You could also add a thin slice of lime for a pop of color and to complement the citrus flavor in the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Lychee Cosmopolitan?

A Lychee Cosmopolitan is best served cold in a chilled cocktail glass. Ensure the drink is well shaken with ice before straining into the glass to achieve the optimum temperature and texture.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Lychee Cosmopolitan compare to other cosmopolitans?

The alcohol content in a Lychee Cosmopolitan is roughly 10%, which makes it slightly less potent than a traditional Cosmopolitan, usually around 15-20% alcohol by volume. This is due to the higher volume of non-alcoholic lychee juice in the recipe.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Lychee Cosmopolitan?

The sweet and slightly tart profile of a Lychee Cosmopolitan pairs well with Asian-inspired dishes, such as sushi, dumplings, or Thai spicy shrimp salad. The cocktail's citrus and fruit notes can complement both savory and sweet dishes.

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