SOHO Lychee Liqueur - Review
Spirit of Romance
by Jeff Hoyt
SOHO has just been introduced into the American market,
it is already the bestselling lychee liqueur in the world.
The first liqueur of its kind available in the United States
makes a fine addition to restaurants and home bars as an
ingredient for exotic mixed drinks, as well as straight
from the bottle.
also known as lychee nuts, are actually fruits with a thin,
brittle, red skin that peels off to reveal a grape-like
flesh surrounding a smooth brown pit. Their heart-like shape
may be why they have been revered as a symbol of love and
romance for centuries in Asia, where they are indigenous.
fragrant, colorless liqueur imported from France is surprisingly smooth and refreshing, with a silky texture.
Sipping it neat results in no alcoholic burn, due to its
low 42-proof. The taste of the light beverage distilled
from Asian lychees reveals a hint of rose petal. Women will
appreciate its lightness, but it is not so sweet as to turn
off a majority of men.
the fresh fruit only available for part of the year, don’t
be surprised to see more lychee cocktails on menus as the
availability of SOHO spreads. Try making one of your own.
Bubbling Lychee-Grapefruit Martini
parts SOHO Lychee Liqueur
2 parts Premium Vodka
Splash of Grapefruit Juice
2 parts Champagne
in a martini glass with a lemon twist garnish.
lychee-flavored spirit, try Lichido