Recipe

FRESH BLUEBERRY & LYCHEE COCKTAIL

3
Serves
5 + 240 freezing MINS
Prep Time
13 MINS
Cook Time
11
Ingredients
Ingredients
Method
  • 565g can lychees
  • 160ml blueberry cordial
  • 120ml gin, vodka or rum
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • egg white and blue jelly crystals, to decorate
  • extra Perfection Blueberries & edible flowers, to seve

fresh blueberry cordial

  • 3 x 125g Perfection Blueberries,
  • 1 1/2 cups water,
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar,
  • 2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp tartaric acid,
  1. For the cordial; combine water and sugar in a saucepan, stir constantly over medium heat without boiling, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes without stirring. Add the lemon juice and blueberries, simmer for 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the tartaric acid. Set aside to cool. Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain, discarding the skins and refrigerate until cold. Once cold, pour into a clean sterilized jar and refrigerate for up to 1 month.
  2. For the cocktail, pour the lychee and the syrup from the can into a snap lock bag and freeze for 4 hours until frozen.
  3. Dip the edge of 4 cocktail glasses into egg white then dip in jelly crystals. Place the glasses into the freezer for 5 minutes. Add 160ml of blueberry cordial, gin, lime juice and frozen lychee and syrup into a blender. Blend until well combined. Divide between 4 martini glasses. Top with extra blueberries and edible flowers. Serve immediately.
  Tip:
  1. Kid friendly serving suggestion: Mix 1 tbs cordial with water, soda water, lemonade, ginger beer or lemon lime and bitters.
  2. More adult friendly serving suggestions: Combine 1 tbs syrup with vodka, lime and soda; Combine 1 tbs syrup with gin, lemon and tonic or combine 1 tbs syrup with sparkling wine.
  3. The cordial will thicken once stored in the fridge due to its high natural pectin content, once blended or stirred with mixers it will dissolve beautifully.