This refreshing lychee cocktail has so many uses: try it with canapés, as the base of a fruit punch, in a frappe or as a mocktail without the sparkling wine!


1 Tbsp honey or caster sugar

20 fresh lychees, peeled and deseeded

1/3 cup fresh mint leaves

1 cup of ice

750ml bottle of sparking wine, or lemonade for mocktails


Blend honey/sugar, 10 lychees with mint leaves and ice. Place into a large jug and top with sparkling wine (or lemonade if using). Halve remaining lychees and add to the mix. Serve in chilled glasses.

To make a frappe, place honey/sugar, 15 lychees, mint and 2 cups of ice in a blender for 1 minutes. Pour into a large jug and top with lemonade or sparkling wine.

What’s your favourite cocktail to serve at Christmas?