Recipe For a Bellini - Beijing Bellini

Lychee Bellini in Glass
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 glass (1 servings)

Lychee liquor replaces traditional Peach Schnapps in this different recipe for a bellini. This recipe comes from mixologist Andrew Krauss at New York City's China 1 Antique Restaurant and Lounge.

Lychee wine or liquor can be found in your local Chinatown Liquor store; the liquor gives it a stronger flavor and punch. There's now an American lychee liquor brand called "Soho" which may be easier to find.

You can also blend the lychee nut in a processor in its own sweet juice. Peeled, canned lychee nuts are available in a lot of grocery stores.

What You'll Need

  • 3 parts champagne or dry Italian prosecco
  • 1 part lychee wine or lychee Liquor
  • 1 Lychee nut dropped to bottom of glass

How to Make It

  1. Combine ingredients and serve in a tall champagne flute glass.