It’s World Cocktail Day on May 13. We often think of using spirits as the starting point for cocktails, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Try a liqueur instead and shake up some martinis worthy of a top bartender. Think pink this year and kick off your summer cocktails with delicately pink and deeply delicious .
The elegant taste notes of this drink, brimming with lychee fruits, means that you can make some intriguing cocktails with very few ingredients.
This liqueur is listed by top bar professionals. It is recommended by Ivan Romano, Bar Manager at Harvey Nichols and his colleague Jovan, who runs masterclasses at the iconic Fifth Floor Bar. They love to serve this liqueur in a martini.
Ivan Romano of Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, said: “”This is one of our most popular cocktails here at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge. To make a lychee martini we only use the best ingredients and consider Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur to be one of those drinks that is top quality, and which therefore works for our cocktails.”
What better excuse than World Cocktail Day to try some interesting new martinis?
Kwai Feh Lychee Martini (pictured)
One lychee fruit
25 ml Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur
50 ml Vodka
25ml Lychee juice
10ml Sugar syrup
15ml White vermouth
10ml Lychee syrup
To garnish: one whole lychee
Muddle one lychee in a shaker. Add plenty of cubed ice followed by the remaining ingredients. Fine strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the whole lychee and lime peel.
Kwai Feh Rose Petal Martini
20ml Kwai Feh
25ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
10ml Rose syrup
A dash of egg-white
A dash of lychee juice
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with cubed ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with pink rose petals.