EXOTIC FRUIT MARGARITA (LYCHEE OR RAMBUTAN)

EXOTIC FRUIT MARGARITA (LYCHEE OR RAMBUTAN)

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 
Tools 
Cutting board 
Boning Knife
Blender

  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!

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