The Asian lunar new year won’t come around until January 28, but you don’t have to wait to celebrate it with a seasonally-appropriate cocktail.
I found this particular recipe on the About website while searching for Asian-American adult beverage favorites. It’s a simple recipe, easy to make quickly for a large number of people.
1½ ounce vodka
1½ ounce Lichido (lychee) liqueur
1 ounce cranberry juice
Pour the vodka, Lichido and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker partially filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with several peeled lychees on a skewer.
And, if you can find one at a florist or Asian good stores, add a lotus blossom to the garnish which will underscore the name.