Lychee is an ancient Chinese fruit, and is the fruit of a tropical and sub-tropical tree native to China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The rough pink red rind is peeled to reveal a creamy white pulp, similar in texture to grapes, with a floral perfume and a fragrant, sweet flavour
Records of lychee consumption in China go back to 2000 BC and it was certainly a delicacy of the Chinese Imperial Court, where fresh lychee was couriered in on fast horses. Today they are widely available fresh and tinned, and are cultivated in many tropical climates around the world.
Fresh lychees are available from November to January and add an Asian flavour to fish dishes and an Oriental twist to desserts such as coconut rice pudding with lychees.
Add the delicate perfumed taste of the Orient to your cocktails, lemonades, teas and smoothies with MONIN Lychee syrup.
Bright light gold.
Nose: Floral and fruity smell
Attack: Genuine slightly tart lychee taste
Length in Mouth: Subtle citrus note
The taste of this amazing fruit syrup is sensual, very sweet and reminiscent of roses and some Muscat grapes. Asian trends jump with full power into the cocktail industry, and one of my suggestions is to combine Lychee with Rose and you will definitely bring the taste of the night of Far East cultures.
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