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Lychee punch recipe

This Christmas, I spent my holiday in Reunion Island. At this time of year, the market stalls are red with lychees. Lychees are in season from November to January. This small red fruit is ideal for a Christmas in the Tropics and is in great demand during this period. So I used the opportunity to make lychee punch. Here’s my recipe, it’s easy but should be consumed in moderation !


Lychee punch recipe

Préparation time10 minutes


  • Peel and stone the lychees.
  • Process the pulp in a juice extractor and retain the juice.
  • In a large bowl, mix the juice with all the other ingredients.
  • Leave to macerate overnight (minimum).
  • Frost the glasses and decorate as desired.
  • To serve, place the glasses of punch on a bed of crushed ice.
  • As a personal touch, you can flavour your punch with a Bourbon vanilla pod.


  • 30cl rum
  • 2kg s fresh, sweet lychees
  • 30cl simple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice