YIELDS: 2 Servings PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 0 mins TOTAL TIME: 5 mins

This exotic fruit margarita is crisp and refreshing, but first you must decide: Lychee or rambutan? What's the difference? Read on to find out!



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 

Cutting board 
Boning Knife


  1. 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.
  2. Combine the chopped fruit, lime juice, triple sec, tequila, and ice cubes in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. 
  3. Dip the rim of your glasses into lime juice then salt. 
  4. Pour the mix into the prepared glasses and garnish each glass with a lychee or rambutan and lime slice. 
  5. Cheers!