Lemongrass-Lychee Champagne Cocktail

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
565g can whole lychees in syrup
3 stalks lemongrass, tender white parts only
One 750ml bottle Champagne (or sparkling wine), chilled
Fresh small strawberries, for garnish

Drain lychee syrup into a small pan. Cut lemongrass into thirds and bruise with the back of a chef’s knife. Add lemongrass to lychee syrup and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for two minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Puree lychees in a blender or food processor add in the strained lemongrass-lychee syrup and blend a few seconds more.

Fill a third of a champagne flute with puree mixture and top off with champagne. Garnish with a small strawberry.

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