Exotic Lychee-Coconut Drink with Ginger Syrup (Home)

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Looking to cool off this weekend? I’ve got something for you: Lychee Coconut Water with Ginger Syrup. This was actually inspired by a restaurant down in Washington, D.C. called Dim Sum that serves up an Asian cuisine and also delivered this amazing drink to our table! I went with my brother and my cousin, Namita, and this drink was unforgettable: the restaurant used fresh lychee juice mixed with with goji berries and hints of ginger, so I tried to replicate it but instead added coconut water to dilute the sweetness of the lychees a little bit and to make the drink more refreshing (plus it’s healthy since it’s got some potassium!)

I was pleased with the result, and so were my parents as they were ready to take a break with this drink after spending hours on the computer! (By the way, this turns out even better if the lychees and coconut water are chilled in the fridge for a few hours prior to making.)

Makes 2 cups (about 16 fluid ounces)

10 lychees

6 fl oz. coconut water

1/3 cup water

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 inch of ginger

Shredded coconut (optional)

  1. Place the water and the brown sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, remove the pot from heat and add in the ginger. I only used about a teaspoon of sliced ginger, but you can add in more if you want a stronger ginger flavor. Let it steep for about 30 minutes by covering it with a lid.
  3. Peel the lychees and place in the blender along with the coconut water. Blend until well combined.
  4. Remove the ginger from the pot and discard. Add the syrup into the blender and a few pieces of chopped ginger (optional) and continue blending on low speed so there are some ginger pieces left.
  5. Serve in a glass, topped with some shredded coconut, and enjoy!

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P.S. I definitely recommend checking out Dim Sum in D.C. when you have a free weekend! Their steamed dumplings are totally worth it πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Exotic Lychee-Coconut Drink with Ginger Syrup (Home)

  1. Lychee Coconut and Ginger,unique combination and very tropical.

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  2. Definitely beats the summer heat!

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  3. this was an amazing refreshing drink!!!

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