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Shōchū Lychee Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 ounces shōchū
- 4 ounces lychee juice
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 4 lychees, for garnish

Special Equipment Needed:
- Cocktail shaker
- Martini glass

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine shōchū, lychee juice, simple syrup, and lime juice.
2. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
3. Strain into a martini glass.
4. Garnish with lychees.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: None
Temperature: None
Serving Size: 1 cocktail

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 180
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Protein: 0g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- If lychee juice is not available, use white grape juice instead.
- If simple syrup is not available, use equal parts sugar and water.

- Add a splash of soda water for a light and bubbly cocktail.
- Add a splash of cranberry juice for a tart and fruity cocktail.

Tips and Tricks:
- Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
- Use high-quality shōchū for the best flavor.

Storage Instructions:
- Store any leftover ingredients in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Not applicable.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve in a martini glass with a lychee garnish.

- Lychees

- Sushi
- Tempura

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Edamame
- Miso Soup

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the cocktail is too sweet, add a splash of lime juice.
- If the cocktail is too tart, add a splash of simple syrup.

Food Safety Advice:
- Refrigerate any leftover ingredients immediately.

Food History:
- Shōchū is a Japanese distilled spirit that has been around since the 16th century.

Flavor Profiles:
- Sweet
- Tart
- Fruity

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as an aperitif before a meal.
- Serve as a dessert cocktail.

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Region: Japanese

Taste: Fruity, Sweet, Tart, Refreshing