Lychee Martini with Lemon Grass

Lychee Martini with Lemon Grass

Lychee Martini with Lemon Grass

Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Enough syrup for 16 martinis
A delicious lemon grass and lychee martini, flavoured with Juniper berries and pomegrante.
  • Lemon Grass Sugar Syrup:

  • 175 gram (5 ounce) caster sugar

  • 225 millilitre (8 fluid ounce) water

  • 4 stalks lemon grass, cut into thirds

  • 1 tablespoons Juniper Berries

  • For each Martini:

  • 50 millilitre (2 fluid ounce) vodka

  • 1 tablespoons Lemon Grass Sugar Syrup

  • 2 teaspoon lychee juice (from canned lychees)

  • 2 teaspoon pomegranate juice

  • Sparkling water

  • Pomegranate seeds

  • To garnish: cocktail stick, slice of lime and lychees


  • 1 To make the Sugar Syrup, mix together the sugar, water, lemon grass and Juniper Berries in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • 2 Strain the syrup into a plastic container and refrigerate until ready to use. The syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • 3 To make the martini, fill a cocktail shaker with 1 tbs crushed ice. Add the vodka, Lemon Grass Sugar Syrup, lychee juice and pomegranate juice, shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into a martini glass, top up with sparkling water as desired and add a few pomegranate seeds.
  • 4 Slowly pour the pomegranate juice over the back of a spoon so that the juice settles at the bottom of the glass. Serve immediately, garnished with a lychee and lime slice threaded onto a cocktail stick.