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Litchi lemonade recipe – like Mangoes, litchis are another juicy fruit that makes an appearance in the Indian summers. So apart from having these sweet litchis, plain, I also made litchi lemonade.

Lychee lemonade is a sweet and slightly tangy drink with full flavors of the litchi and the lemons.

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litchi lemonade recipe

Seeing the litchi bunches on the road side stalls, I could not resist myself buying them in bulk and in the end decided to make this drink.

The red colored thin, leathery peel gives away to a sweet, juicy and a translucent whitish flesh, which has a taste which I cannot describe.

litchie or lychee

Litchi like mangoes and sapota tastes good when eaten plain. However you can also make milkshakes, smoothies and ice creams with them. This drink is ideal for summers or for monsoon time when you want to relish sipping a drink, accompanied with some background music or a book in your hand. Two more similar cooling recipes are:

  1. Nimbu pani (Indian lemonade)
  2. Shikanjvi (sweet lemonade)

On the health side, The litchi fruit is rich in vitamin C and minerals. on an average nine lychee fruits would meet an adult’s daily recommended vitamin C requirement.

litchi lemonade

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Litchi Lemonade

5 from 5 votes
Lychee lemonade is a sweet and slightly tangy drink with full flavors of the litchi and the lemons.
litchi lemonade recipe, lychee lemonade recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Course:beverages & drinks
Cuisine:World
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 12-15 litchis or lychees
  • 3.5 cups water at room temperature or chilled
  • 1 large lemon or 2 medium sized lemons
  • organic unrefined cane sugar as required
  • a few mint leaves for garnishing (optional)
  • lemon slices for garnishing (optional)
  • few ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

  • Remove the leathery skin of the litchis.
  • With your hands remove the fleshy pulp and discard the seeds.
  • In a blender, make a smooth puree of the litchis.
  • Tiny unblended bits and pieces are alright in the puree.
  • In a jar, mix the litchi puree, lemon juice, water and sugar.
  • Stir till the sugar dissolves.
  • Pour in glasses topped with some ice cubes.
  • Serve litchi lemonade immediately.
  • While serving you can also garnish with few sprigs of mint leaves or lemon slices.

Notes

1. You can use cold water, if you don't want to use ice cubes.
2. You can also refrigerate the litchi lemonade and server later.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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12 comments/reviews

  1. Have tried many of your recipes and loved all of them. This too was no exception. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

    • thank you vijayalakshmi for the feedback and rating. happy cooking.

  2. bombading delecious

    • thanks syed

  3. I can not find fresh litchi where I am, do you think I could use the canned lychees?

    • i have never used canned lychees so don’t know how they are in terms of flavor and taste. however, you can give a try.

  4. well i tried litchi lemonade came out awesome 🙂 the sweet n tangy lemon ..maza aa gaya thank u5 stars

    • thanks kajal

  5. Yum what a delightful drink.Its def a keeper.Love the lychee and lemon mix combination.

  6. My favvvvvvv!!!!!!! 🙂 thx for posting5 stars

  7. Loved the first click. refreshing drink

  8. my all time favorite fruit ! where us its costly 🙂 lovely presentation !