Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Larissatini

The Larissatini, your classy and exotic beverage for the evening.

Last night we celebrated my birthday with a little cocktail party (which was much lovelier than my actual birthday last week). We had some friends and family over, and partied it up. My husband, who is a rock star in the bar tending department, kept the drinks flowing till the late night hours.


The Larissatini was the specialty and favorite of the evening, so I thought I'd share it with you all.
Because let's face it, everyone likes a good martini. The recipe calls for lychee, which is an Asian fruit that can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of most grocery stores.

Enjoy one (or three, like I did), and let me know what you think!

Larissatini
2 shots light rum
1/2 shot vermouth
1 shot lychee syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a lychee.

35 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good time! Your drink sounds fab ;) I love lychee martinis! I actually made a drink at the bar I was at on Friday night, and it managed to come out pretty good even tho it was missing 2 ingredients! :)

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  2. Waaah! I'll have to find a source for lychee syrup back home, because I sure won't find it here. Yes, a good martini (especially one named after you!) is always something to appreciate. Cin-cin!!

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  3. Oooh, I wonder how it would taste with vodka? I can't handle rum :(

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  4. I want a Larissatini! Maybe Steve can bring a premixed stash to the wedding this summer.

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  5. Um, this is amazing. Not only do I want to drink one of these RIGHT NOW (it's 10:26 am though, too soon?), I also want my very own drink. Sigh.

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  6. I feel like a heel. I checked in on the day of your birthday but apparently didn't post. Sorry. Happy Be-lated Birthday. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.
    You're right, Yeah for January babies!

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  7. mmm sounds yummy. glad you had a good time!

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  8. Give me a new drink and I will drink it with a vengence! Thanks for the new cocktail and fruit to try.

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  9. Oh that sounds so good, I love martinis!!! Hope you had a great birthday celebration :-)

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  10. That sounds so good, and looks veryy pretty too!! Glad you got to celebrate your birthday and have some fun :)

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  11. Oh sounds delicious! Glad the birthday keeps on going, as all birthdays should, haha.

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  12. Mmmm... I love lychee. That sounds delish.
    Glad you managed to have a REAL birthday celebration!!

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  13. Can pastors drink martinis? Just kidding- Those look delish! Happy bday girl!

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  14. That sounds delicious! Can pastors drink? I'm confused.

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  15. Sounds good!

    You've been tagged by Equal Opportunity Kitchen!

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  16. I was trying to figure out what's in the drink. Nice, I like lychee.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  17. Ashlie & Ex - Heck yeah, THIS pastor drinks.

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  18. Oh wow - how exotic!

    I'm going to have to go back in your archives to find out about this husband of yours. And thank you for your kind comment!

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  19. Larissatini!!! That is so fabulous!

    I want there to be a Janetini! Or a Pinktini!

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  20. That drink sounds sooooo yummy! I want one! :)

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  21. Although the Bailey's 'n Milk was faaaaaabulous, the chance to wear my pair of faaaaaabulous heels was even more toast-worthy!

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  22. Hi there.. I might have to try that one someday.. Have a nice day

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  23. Yum. I can't wait to try that one out. I'll have to tell you the crazy events after I down a few of those. Ha.

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  24. oh this looks so amazing! I'll keep my eye out for lychee syrup, and I'll definitely try this out. Probably more than once ;) I'm so impressed with your martini-making creativity!

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  25. ooooo deliiiiish, I'm obsessed with LYCHEEES

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  26. never had a lychee, but boy does it look good!

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  27. That sounds delicious!! There is a bar here in Columbus that has martinis for $2 during happy hour, and the selection is incredible. And oh by the way, did I mention they were $2? And so strong that two pretty much knock me out for the night? Yum!

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  28. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew it was a lychee. Very creative, and I'm sure it tastes great.

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  29. What is a lychee?

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  30. MMM i had lychee martini before and it was AMAZING!

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  31. ohmygoodness, I love lychee. I also love bubble tea with lychee! Sigh. that takes me back to my college days because my friends and I would go to Chinatown and get bbt all the time. we had a mild obsession if you will.

    oh by the way, love martinis. your recipe sounds fantastic. i was thinking about trying a new recipe for valentine's day and having some girlfriends over. it's called a flirtini and that alone means its GOT to be delicious! :)

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  32. At first glance I thought I was looking at a martini glass with a little fetus in it.

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  33. ohh yum! i have a lychee cosmo recipe on my site that i love! gotta try this martini recipe sometime!

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  34. The Larissatini is delish..I made a version of it with vodka and Lichido (lychee liquoeur)last night and not only did it kick my ass, it was probably the tastiest cocktail I've ever mixed. Cheers, all.

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