Lychee, Thai Basil & Ginger Limeade

1 cup of Lychees ( After peeling and removing seed)

3 slices fresh ginger

5-6 Thai Basil leaves

2 small Key Limes

3 tbsp sugar or maple syrup (you may need to add more depending on how sweet the Lychees are)

1 liter cold water


Transfer the Lychee flesh to a short, sturdy jug or metal glass.  Add the ginger slices and thai basil.  Add the juice of the key limes to it.


Muddle the mixture with a muddler or a rounded ladle.  Or you can blend it in a blender.  Add the water and stir well.


In either case, strain it through a fine mesh strainer.  You can save the leftover pulp to throw into a smoothie since there is very little ginger and basil in it.  I directly strained it into the glasses


Add 2-3 ice cubes to each glass and pour the limeade.   Top with a sprig or a few leaves of the thai basil.