Yield: serves 4
Time: 12 minutes
1/2 cup sake
2 English cucumbers,
4 long thin slices of fresh ginger
8 oz simple syrup (equal part sugar dissolved in water)
1/4 cup lychee juice, plus lychees for garnish
Make ginger simple sugar by combining ginger, and equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan and simmering until sugar has dissolved.¬† Peel cucumbers and cut half of one into thin slices.¬† Puree the remaining one and half cucumbers in a blender.¬† In a shaker, combine sake, pureed cucumber, ginger simple syrup and lychee juice.¬† Strain and serve over ice garnished with fresh cucumber slices and a couple of lychees.