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When guests arrive at your Olympic viewing, surprise them at the door with a chilled shot of Canton Ginger Liqueur. The shot will loosen up shy friends and get the conversation flowing. Next offer guests a glass of strawberry-lychee punch. Muddled with fresh strawberries, China's most cherished fruit sweetens this delicious rum cocktail.
Also have beer, wine, and sparkling water on hand. To learn how to make this cool, refreshing strawberry-lychee concoction, read more
- Lychees — or litchis — are one of China's most cherished fruits. They are small, walnut-sized fruits with a perfumed, creamy, jelly-like flesh.
- The lychee is native to Southeast Asia and is cultivated in subtropical regions like California, Hawaii, and Florida.
- Peak season for fresh lychees is June and July while canned and dried ones are available year round.
- To eat, look for bright red-skinned fruits. Peel with your fingers and pop in your mouth as you would a nut or candy. Just don't swallow the seed!
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