|YIELDS: 2 Servings||PREP TIME: 5 mins||COOK TIME: 0 mins||TOTAL TIME: 5 mins|
½ cup chopped lychees or rambutans (both can usually be found at your local International market or you can use (canned lychees)
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
⅓ cup triple sec
⅓ cup tequila
2 cups ice cubes
2 lychees or rambutans, for garnish
2 lemon or lime slices, for garnish
Sea salt, to rim the glass
- Start by deciding which exotic fruit you'd like to use! Lychees and Rambutans are both part of the soapberry family and are similar in looks/taste with a few differences: Lychees have a bumpy red skin while rambutans have these crazy looking, flexible hairs growing out of them, making them look a bit like sea urchins. As far as taste goes, lychee is crisp, slightly citrusy and floral while the rambutan is sweet and creamy. I used the rambutans that I found fresh at the farmers market.
- Combine the chopped fruit, lime juice, triple sec, tequila, and ice cubes in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Dip the rim of your glasses into lime juice then salt.
- Pour the mix into the prepared glasses and garnish each glass with a lychee or rambutan and lime slice.