Lychee Juice – Picnic Drink Ideas

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Last Updated on December 16, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Lychee Juice – Picnic Drink Ideas is the perfect refreshing drink to take along to summer picnics and barbecues.


Lychee Juice - Picnic Drink IdeasWhen I was in Thailand a few years ago, fresh fruit juices were a daily treat. On every street corner and sometimes several next to each other, will be vendors selling fresh fruit juices. The varieties of flavors are diverse and some vendors will have up to a dozen different flavors from basic flavors like  lemon and orange to more exotic flavors like  hibiscus and lemongrass. Not full of preservatives, the orange juice tastes like you are drinking an orange and the mango juice tastes like you are drinking a mango. Just full of natural fruit flavor, nothing is a more refreshing treat as you walk in the Bangkok sun!

This week I am presenting recipes from a few different Asian countries. Let’s start with this refreshing juice from Thailand that’s perfect to take along to your summer barbecues and picnic’s or take a pitcher in a cooler with you to the beach!

You might want some helpers though to help you peel all those lychees if you’re making a whole pitcher!!!

Before we get to today’s refreshing summer cooler, here are a few other summertime treats that’s perfect to help you beat the summer heat! Pack these in the picnic cooler!

Summer Cooler Recipes


Lychee LR 1

If you love lychees as much as I do, you will love it as much in drinkable form!


Lychee Juice
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Lychee Juice – Picnic Drink Ideas

Homemade lychee juice is a refreshing summer cooler.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: beverages
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2


  • 30 pitted and peeled lychees
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup


  • Combine lychees and water in a blender and process until very smooth.
  • Pass through a strainer and discard pulp.
  • Add simple syrup.
  • Chill or serve over ice.


To make simple syrup, simmer equal amounts of sugar and water until syrup consistency.
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  1. Mir, those pictures look gorgeous! You found yourself the perfect spot for photography now πŸ™‚ Coming to the recipe, love seasonal drinks like this. We love the lychee juice in the stores and I am sure the kids would like the homemade one as well.

  2. Lychee juice that too with fresh lychees, i wont say no to this fabulous drink. Though peeling and pitted lychee may be bit time consuming, this drink is definitely worth to try.

  3. Your new set up for pictures is so nice MIr. Nothing can beat the effect of natural light and background. The juice looks amazing and it is a nice way to beat the heat..

  4. Aww I loved lychee a lot and seeing this juice I am crying for them now. Wish we could get them here but we don’t.

  5. I love the clicks Mireille. As to the juice, my favorite. Must admit that I’ve had the packaged ones but should the fresh one at home when we get lychees. Nothing beats home made juices.

  6. Fantastic pictures, Mir. My kids love lychees and they eat them as a fruit. I never gave it a thought about peeling the lychees and making a beverage πŸ™‚

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