Refreshing litchi and lemon grass cocktails

Deliciously light on the palate and perfect for summer!
recipe, drinks, cocktails

Recipe from: 10 October 2015
Preparation time: 20 min


  • 1
    fresh litchis, peeled and pitted
  • 1
    grapefruit juice
  • 2
    shots of lemon grass-infused vodka
  • 1
    crushed ice
  • Trimmed lemon grass stalks
Servings: Change Serving



Infuse the vodka with the lemon grass for at least two weeks before making the cocktails so the flavour really comes through.

Blitz the litchis in a food processor.

Then blitz the litchis, grapefruit juice, vodka and ice together in a blender or food processor until frothy and combined.

Divide between 4 martini glasses. Garnish each glass with a stalk of lemon grass if you like. Serve with prawn chips on the side (cooked according to packet instructions).

Cook’s Note

To make lemon grass-infused vodka, remove the tough outer layer from 3-4 stalks of lemon grass, split them in half and add to a bottle of vodka. (You may have to pour a shot or two to make space for the lemon grass.)

Make the cocktail with litchi juice instead of fresh litchis and plop a whole peeled litchi in each glass.

Text and image:Fairlady

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