This pretty lychee mojito is fresh and delicious. The lychee provides a sweet and slightly floral taste, making a mojito even better to drink.
It's flavored with canned lychee and lychee syrup. If you don't have lychee syrup, you can use a simple syrup instead or use the syrup from a can of lychee.
A mojito often contains white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Its combination of sweetness, citrus, and mint flavors elevates the rum, and it makes a wonderfully refreshing drink. It is a popular cocktail for a hot summer day, and this version is for lychee lovers.
Find the ingredient amounts for this raspberry sour written in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. Here is a rundown of what you will need.
- Lychee syrup - You can buy lychee syrup, or use the lychee juice from a can of lychee. Alternatively, use a simple syrup instead.
- Lychee - canned or fresh lychee.
- White rum - White rum is bottled right away without the aging process used for darker rums. It's crisp and clean in flavor.
- Fresh Lime juice - Use fresh lime juice, not bottled if possible.
- Club Soda
- Fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes.
See the recipe card for quantities.
- A cocktail shaker or a tall jar with a lid + a strainer.
- A toothpick.
- A straw.
- High ball glass.
Here's how to make the lychee mojito.
Add lime juice, mint leaves, lychee, and syrup to a cocktail shaker.
Use a cocktail stirrer to muddle the mint and lychee to release the flavors.
Add in ice and white rum.
Add on the cocktail shaker lid and shake until it is thoroughly chilled.
Fill a highball glass with mint leaves and ice.
Strain over the chilled cocktail.
Top with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a toothpick speared with lychee.
- Lemon instead of lime. Swap the lime juice for fresh lemon juice. Though they have similar flavor profiles, lemon will still bring different hints of citrus.
- Lemonade instead of soda water. The soda water can be swapped for lemonade or ginger ale for a sweeter drink.
More cocktail recipes
For more delicious cocktails, try these recipes
- Lavender gin sour
- Aperol Soda
- Lavender martini
- The Perfect Spicy Mule
- Bourbon old fashioned
- Strawberry mojito
- Thyme gimlet
- Aperol Martini
- 2 oz (60ml) white rum
- 1 oz (30ml) lychee syrup (or use syrup from canned lychee or simple syrup)
- 3 canned or fresh lychee
- 1 oz (30ml) fresh lime juice
- 4-5 mint leaves, plus more to serve
- Soda water
- Add lime juice, mint leaves, a single lychee, and syrup to a cocktail shaker.
- Use a cocktail stirrer to muddle the mint and lychee together to release the flavors.
- Add ice and white rum.
- Add on the cocktail shaker lid and shake until it is thoroughly chilled.
- Fill a highball glass with mint leaves and ice. Strain over the chilled cocktail.
- Spear two lychee on a cocktail stick and add to the glass. Serve right away.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g