Carolina Kitchen: Lychee and Lemongrass Martini

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by The Square Root, Chef Adam Wilson


  • 2 oz of Absolute Citron
  • 1/4 shot of De Canton Ginger Liquor
  • 1.5 oz of Lychee Simple Syrup.
  • 1 tbs of raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger.
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Lemongrass
  • Candied Ginger
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 can of Lychees
  • 3 stalks lemongrass
  • Procedure for Lychee Simple Syrup
  • Bring water to boil. Add sugar, lychee syrup (reserve Lychee for when syrup cools), and Lemongrass. Reduce heat and reduce the liquid until it thickens.


  1. Procedure for the rim.
  2. 1 tbs raw sugar and ground ginger in a food processor and pulse two times.
  3. Put your honey on one plate then dip the rim of the glass in the honey.
  4. On another plate for your raw sugar and ginger mixture.
  5. Then dip the glass in the ginger.
  6. Procedure for drink: Combine Vodka, De Canton, Lychee Simple Syrup, with Ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled rimmed glass. Garnish with a Lychee, Lemongrass Shoot, and Candied Ginger.