LYCHEE SIMPLE SYRUP

Lychees are a wonderful Asian fruit. They are quite sweet with a flavor profile that melds grape-like elements and a hint of citrus. To enhance this simple syrup further, I incorporated ginger for a bit of spice and lime zest for more tartness.

Ingredients:

-8 oz shelled lychees

-1 tsp fresh grated ginger

-1 tsp lime zest

-1 cup water

-1 cup demarara or turbinado sugar


-Shell 8 oz of lychee fruit with the seed in the middle removed.

-Grate the ginger and lime zest.

-Add the water and sugar to a medium sauce pan and turn to medium-high heat.

-Whisk until the sugar dissolves and add the lychees, ginger and lime zest.

-Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.

-Remove from the heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes.

-Pour through a fine mesh strainer, allow to cool to room temperature and reserve in the fridge.


Drinks:

-Kiwi Kooler


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