Litchee Juice Lemonade or Lychee Lemonade

Lychee lemonade in a tall glass with stirrer and lemon slice and lychees in a bowl off to the side

Litchee juice lemonade is a refreshing cold drink on its own or as a base for mocktails or cocktails. Litchee or lychee gives a sweet fresh light floral and tangy taste.This can be easily made from either fresh or canned lychees.

This is a favorite fruit of mine and I already have a Pomegranate Lychee martini up! Also a Rose Lemonade linked here.

Time to make: 5-10 minutes

Lychee lemonade in a tall glass with stirrer and lemon slice and lychees in a bowl off to the side

Fresh lychees, canned or litchee juice all work!

Lychees are a popular fruit in Asia and India. I came across some fresh lychees at my local Indian store and knew I had to make some lemonade! I don’t often find fresh ones so when I do I always just buy a bunch. Here is what they look like at the store. They are attached to the thin branches.

Fresh lychees in a bowl and some on branches to the side

Preparing the Lychees

  • Pick the lychees off the thin branches
  • Peel their skin off
  • Inside you find a white/clear fleshy fruit!
  • Slice it in half and take the seed out

Lychees have a sweet, fresh, light floral and mildly tangy taste. They pair beautifully with lemons!

Using Canned Lychees

As it is tough to find these on a regular basis at the store, I do sometimes use canned ones. But, I make sure there is NO sugar added. This fruit is sweet on it’s own. So, there is no need for the added sugar and calories. In the US, I like the Polar brand which is linked here.

Litchee Juice

If you cannot find fresh or canned then look for some litchee juice. But, check the ingredients for other fruits or additives as that will alter the taste.

bowl of lychees with a sliced lemon to the side

Ingredient Options and Lychee Mocktail Ideas

This recipe just uses lemons, sugar, water, lychees and ice. But I change it up with these flavors at times:

  • Rose
  • Mint
  • Ginger

I think you can make some lovely mocktails or lychee cocktails mixing and matching the flavors! Think Rose Lychee lemonade, Lychee Mint Mojito, Ginger Lychee Margarita or even a Lychee Rose Mule!

Try it? Leave a review, love to hear feedback! Or tag me on Instagram @some_indian_girl

litchee juice lemonade in a glass topped with a lemon slice and lychees in a white bowl on the side.

Lychee Lemonade or Litchee Juice Lemonade

Shilpa Joshi
Litchee juice lemonade is a refreshing cold drink on its own or as a base for mocktails or cocktails
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 glass
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 5 lychees (litchees)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice 1½ small lemons juiced
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar adjust for preferred level of sweetness

Instructions
 

  • Juice lemons
  • Blend lychees. Pulp is fine, if you do not like it then strain.
  • Mix water and sugar. Add lychee puree and lemon juice. Mix. Add ice. Adjust sugar for level of sweetness desired.
    litchee juice lemonade in a glass topped with a lemon slice and lychees in a white bowl on the side.

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Notes

  • Fresh or canned litchee works. If canned, ensure no sugar added
  • Mint, rose, ginger are a few great pairing ideas
  • Adjust sugar to your preferences and sweetness of litchees

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword litchee, litchee lemonade, lychee lemonade
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