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
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.