Monday, 1 August 2016

Lychee and Berry Cooler



Summer time is perfect to dine outdoors, I adore the smell of the barbecue in the summer heat, the sound of the crackling coals as they burn and the breeze from the trees makes it an idyllic evening. I relish sitting in the garden in the evenings with a cooling mocktail just enjoying the evening as the sun goes down.

I particularly like tropical flavours in my mocktails and pairing them with seasonal berries is a trick I learnt many years ago. The Sweetness from the lychee and the tang from the blueberries makes Lychee and Berry Cooler a really refreshing mocktail.




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Lychee Berry Cooler
A refreshing summer mocktail with tropical flavours and berry burst.
Ingredients:
  • 150ml Lychee Juice
  • 150ml Soda water
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • 1 cupful Ice
  • 60g Sugar
  • 1 Lime cut into slices
  • 200g Blueberries
  • 60 ml Water

Method:
1. In a saucepan add 150 g of blueberries (reserve rest for garnish) together with water and sugar and simmer the mixture until the sugar is melted and the berries soften. Mash the berries with the back of the spoon. Remove the pan from the heat and strain the mixture to make blueberry syrup.Keep aside to use as needed.2.Take two tall glasses Add three tablespoons of Blueberry syrup to each glass and half fill the glasses with ice cubes.3.Add slices of lime, few blueberries and a couple of mint leaves into the glasses. Pour over the ice about 50 ml of Lychee Juice and 50 ml of soda water. 4. Garnish with blueberries and mint leaves and serve immediately.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: None Total time: Serves: 4





This post is in collaboration with thebar who asked me to create my favorite summer mocktail

43 comments:

  1. My nan would love something like this, I'd enjoy making this for her, I love the colour contrast. Sounds and looks like a refreshing drink x

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  2. Sounds and looks like the perfect summer drink.

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  3. This is a fantastic idea! I've never heard of this drink before and not being much of a drinker, it would be perfect for me to sip at our next BBQ!

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  4. This is a fab looking summer mocktail. I am going to try this.

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  5. This looks like a perfect drink for summer - I adore the presentation too.

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  6. I hadn't tried lychee juice until recently when I was given a free taste in a shopping centre. I couldn't believe what I'd been missing out on all this time. Your mocktail looks and sounds so very refreshing and delicious.

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  7. This sounds so lovely and refreshing and just right to sit sipping while enjoying a lovely summer evening x

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  8. These sound and look really refreshing and tasty. I would love to sit in a beer garden on a warm day with one of these!

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  9. I love the taste of lychee, I always opt for cocktails that have it in x

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  10. Big fan of lychee, berries not so much. Excited to try this!

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  11. That look really nice. I love refreshing cooler drink. xx

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  12. Ooh this sounds like a wonderfully refreshing beverage that I could enjoy any time of the year.

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  13. What a delicious drink - sounds so refreshing and perfect for summer! :)
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  14. I need one of these for sure! Those flavors sound great and I think this would be a really impressive drink to bring out for guests.

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  15. I love lychees! Especially the fresh ones as they kind of look like little eyeballs when you peel them, lol! Love the sound of this recipe - very refreshing and summery!

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  16. The addition of lime is a great idea and I am a huge fan of Lychee x

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  17. This sounds and looks amazing, I think I will have to try and make it myself x

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  18. As I can't drink for another 3 months, I am looking for some delicious mocktails to try and I am adding this to the list.

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  19. This looks gorgeous! I love lychee juice but don't have it nearly enough. It sounds perfect in this stunning mocktail.

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  20. I'm rubbish at making mocktails - this looks so lovely, I should save it for when I next need to make one!

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  21. Berries taste great in mocktails and smoothies, I am yet to try a lychee mocktail but it sounds yummy!

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  22. I love coolers all time. Not just summers. Sounds perfect to me!

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  23. A refreshing and gorgeous looking recipe! I love the tumbler and it's little spoon holder on the side!

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  24. I think lychees are my favourite fruit ever, but they're always so hard to find in the shops, so I love the idea of using lychee juice in this instead! Will keep my eyes peeled for that.

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  25. In the summer I love anything that's fruity and cold, especially when it's a mocktail!

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  26. A gorgeous cooler, I bet this tastes so refreshing! Love the mason jar with the spoon too

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  27. What a pretty drink - I love the colour, and I can just imagine that the flavours go really well together!

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  28. That looks and sounds really refreshing and tasty,

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  29. That sounds super tasty and refreshing Nayna and it looks just beautiful.

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  30. Such a pretty colour and sounds so refreshing!

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  31. This looks like an amazing summer's drink, I wonder what it would be like with prosecco... might give it a try for a BBQ I'm hosting this weekend.

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  32. This sounds delicious, I love fresh fruity drinks that are healthy ;-)

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  33. I had something similar to this in Thailand, but it was with fresh Lychee juice rather than bottled stuff :) It certainly makes a delicious flavour

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  34. This mocktail looks really refreshing! Love the little blueberry garnish!

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  35. this sounds delicious and so refreshing!! perfect for drinking in the evening to cool down

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  36. Sounds yummy, especially on a hot summers day and also very healthy xxx

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  37. I really love Lychees and think that they are not used to their full potential.

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  38. I have always liked Lychees and this looks so refreshing

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  39. Looking forward to this in the summer :)

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  40. I really never tried Lychee. Will have try it. Sounds nice and refreshing.

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