Sweet fresh lychees are cut with the heat of a Thai chile and tart lemon juice to make for a balanced, refreshing summer drink.
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Lychee-Thai Chili Lemonade Recipe
1 pound lychees, peeled and seeded (about 1 1/2 cups lychee flesh)
1 cup fresh juice from 10 to 12 lemons
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 small red Thai chile
3 cups cold water
1 quart ice
Combine 1 cup of lychees, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and Thai chili in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into pitcher. Discard solids. Add cold water and whisk to combine. Chop remaining lychee flesh into 1/4-inch pieces and add to pitcher. Add ice. Serve in ice-filled glasses garnished with additional whole chilis if desired.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 33g|
|Vitamin C 50mg||252%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|