Lychee Gimlet

Circolo • San FranciscoLychee nectar balances the tartness of fresh lime juice in this Asian-Peruvian restaurant's take on the gimlet.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

Lychee Gimlet
Photo: © Tina Rupp
1 drink


  • 1 lime wedge

  • Sugar

  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec

  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Simple Syrup

  • 2 ounces lychee nectar or juice

  • 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.

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