My grandmother used to make a version of this cool refreshing lychee soda. Its really simple to make. She used to make it using fresh lychee, but you can enjoy this beverage all-year-long using canned lychees.
- 1 cup canned lychee fruit*
- 1/2 cup lychee syrup (if using canned lychee)*
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- club soda
- mint (to garnish)
*Note: if using fresh lychee, make a simple syrup using 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar dissolved over medium heat. Be sure to cool before using.
Puree the lychee fruit and lychee syrup in blender or food processor until a smooth consistency is reached. Strain the mixture into a pitcher, and discard the pulp. Add lime juice and stir well. Pour into glasses filled with ice cubes until 3/4 full. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint and serve.