Lychee Gimlet
© Tina Rupp

Lychee Gimlet

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Circolo • San Francisco

Lychee nectar balances the tartness of fresh lime juice in this Asian-Peruvian restaurant's take on the gimlet.

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  1. 1 lime wedge
  2. Sugar
  3. Ice
  4. 1 1/2 ounces gin
  5. 1/2 ounce triple sec
  6. 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons Simple Syrup
  8. 2 ounces lychee nectar or juice
  9. 1 lychee, preferably fresh (optional)
  1. Moisten the outer rim of a large martini glass with the lime wedge and coat lightly with sugar. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, triple sec, lime juice, Simple Syrup and lychee nectar and shake well. Strain into the martini glass; if desired, garnish with the lychee.