Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From the 'New Idea: ultimate barbecue cookbook'. I haven't made this yet but it sounds SO delicious and what a nifty way of getting juice and zest into the drink without having to grate the limes! Sounds also like a great Christmas Day - or any other festive occasion - drink and particularly a welcome cooling drink on a hot day, whether it's served at a BBQ or indoors!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the lychees and reserve the syrup; set aside six lychees for decoration.
  2. Place the remaining lychees, limes and sugar into a large ziplock bag; crush with a meat mallet or rolling pin until the fruit turns pulpy; strain the juices into a large jug; add the reserved syrup; cover and refrigerate.
  3. Just before serving, add the sparkling wine; pour into champagne glasses; decorate with the extra lime slices and a lychee, and serve.
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Mmmm! Delicious! I made this using sparkling pear juice, which has a nice, mild, not-too-sweet flavor (less intrusive than apple). DS didn't care for it, but that is often how he reacts to new things at this stage. DH and I enjoyed it immensely, and I thought it was easy to throw together--the only thing I don't normally stock is the sparkling juice, which is easy enough to find. Thanks so much for posting this delightful, different drink, bluemoon downunder! Made for Newest Zaar Tag Game.

Halcyon Eve January 15, 2009