© David Loftus
If you’re a martini person, try this out. The lychee gives it a really beautiful perfume. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, make it in a jug of ice, stir with a long spoon and strain into glasses.
Put 1 lychee into each of 2 cocktail glasses, then place them carefully in the freezer for 20 minutes to get really cold.
Put the remaining lychees into a cocktail shaker, along with a good handful of ice, a splash of the lychee syrup from the can, the vodka and a splash of vermouth. Secure the top on the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into the iced cocktail glasses and serve with swizzle sticks, if you like.
• 4 lychees in syrup, from a can
• plenty of ice
• 150ml good vodka
• a splash of white vermouth