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.
When 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
- Strawberry Basil Cremolata
- Come y Bebe
- Rhubarb Lavender Tea
- Mint Cooler
- Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca
- Chicha Morada
- Mango Lassi
- Lassi Patiala
- Lychee Limeade
- Rose Dawet
- Summer Fruit Gazpacho
- Virgin Rum Punch – Tropical Mocktail
If you love lychees as much as I do, you will love it as much in drinkable form!
Lychee Juice – Picnic Drink Ideas
- 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.
This is an excellent one to enjoy and those clicks look so pretty and classic!
thanks – I’m trying out different photo styles!
No one can say no to lychee juice. If it is presented in such a beautiful manner, then no one can resist to pick the glass and finish it.
My kids love the store bought lychee juice,never tried on my own.This lychee juice looks so refreshing.
Mir, those pictures look gorgeous! You found yourself the perfect spot for photography now 🙂 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.
thanks – yep I’m loving my fire escape set up 🙂
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.
the fresh one really is a step up from the store bought ones
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..
thanks – even in a NYC apartment I found my natural setting 🙂
Oh yes , I love lychees ! And the juice too ! I know it’s a task peeling them but totally worth it . Lovely refreshing clicks !
thanks yes the fresh one definitely beats the store bought box ones
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.
awww you must feel so deprived without lychee – I hope you can at least get the box juice
Lychee is one of my favourite fruits and your juice looks so inviting and refreshing.
thanks – fresh lychee juice is so refreshing!
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.
oh I too usually buy the packaged ones but this freshly made one was definitely a step above
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 🙂
oh yes I’ve made other smoothies/ mocktails with lychee before and they are always a great addition
Never tried lychee juice at home.. really so fresh and love your recipe. Bookmark.
so simple and definitely a step above the store bought boxed version
I remember seeing fruits and fruit juice stands in Thailand. This lychee juice looks so refreshing and delightful!!
yep – they were on every street corner and a great respite from the heat right!