Lychee is a popular flavor and garnish for cocktails. An example of such a drink is the Joy Luck Club Lychee Martini at CinéBistro, a 12-unit chain based in Birmingham, Ala. The mixed beverage contains lychee liqueur, spirits, white grape juice, a splash of simple syrup and a lychee garnish.
Lychee is a sweet, slightly tart fruit native to southern China that has a bumpy red exterior and white, fleshy interior.
Lychee is in the Adoption stage. It is gaining traction on menus, but is still considered unique. It can most often be found at independent casual dining restaurants and progressive fast-casual concepts.