Coconut-Lychee Punch

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One of my favorite things about summer is getting together with family and friends and backyard parties – lots of grilling adventures and exciting cocktails.

When I first tasted Baileys Almande I had flashbacks of Mexico and aguas frescas. If you love the flavor of horchata you will love this cocktail. The best part is that this recipe is a punch, so you can make a large batch and let your guests serve themselves, leaving you free to enjoy your party.

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This punch has hints of exotic and tropical flavors such as coconut and lychee. I’m guessing you’ve tasted coconut water, but have you ever tasted a lychee? To be honest this was my very first experience with this fruit. I was totally mesmerized and fascinated by this fruit. A lychee looks like a ruby red dragon egg and inside is a magical and very sweet fruit that looks like a large pearl. The texture and flavor is similar to a grape, but even sweeter. Once I tasted one I knew I had to add them into a cocktail. If you cannot find lychees locally try looking for them online or just omit them from this recipe — the simplicity of coconut mixed with Baileys Almande is delicious and fresh.

And for those of you wanting to stay in tip-top shape this summer – Baileys Almande has the same calorie count as vodka mixed with soda water, making it ideal when seeking a light tasting treat. Pretty darn awesome, right?

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Coconut-Lychee Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750ml) bottle Baileys Almande
  • 9 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups white rum
  • 6 ounces lychees, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh sliced coconut
  • Handful of mint leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl combine Baileys Almande, coconut water, rum, lychees, coconut slices, and mint leaves; stir well. Serve over ice.
  2. This punch will keep for up to a week in your refrigerator.
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