Lychee Lemonade

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Homemade lychee lemonade is a refreshing treat for warmer days. It takes minutes to make and I’m sure you won’t want to stop sipping!

Lychee Lemonade in a glass with mint leave and a pitcher of lychee lemonade in the background.

The perfect summer drink

I absolutely LOVE lychee! If it is lychee flavored, I am ordering it. It’s great on its own but even better in a beverage.

Lychee is very fruity with floral notes and adds a nice contrast to the tart lemons in lemonade. Since lychee is a tropical fruit, I always feel like I’m on an island when sipping on this drink.

It comes together in mere minutes. I like to use canned lychees as opposed to fresh lychees because the syrup in the can helps add to the sweetness of the drink.

Adding mint leaves and letting them sit in the lemonade for a bit adds a nice herbal flavor as well.

Ingredients for Lychee Lemonade

This recipe uses very little ingredients! Only 4 if you don’t include the water and ice, which you probably have at home already.

Lychee – I use canned lychee in syrup. The syrup is used to add liquid, extra flavor and sweetness to the lemonade. Canned lychee is usually available in supermarkets but if you can’t find it, for sure it will be at the Asian grocery store.

Lemon – It can’t be lemonade without lemons of course! Instead of juicing the lemons separately, I like to just peel off the skin and blend the lemon with the lychees.

Sugar – I like to use white granulated sugar for this recipe as it dissolves well without making a simple syrup. I gradually add the sugar and adjust to my liking. Start off small because you can always add more.

Mint leaves – I like to add mint leaves to the lychee lemonade for a refreshing herbal flavor. The longer the mint leaves sit in the pitcher, the stronger the flavor will be.

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Lychee Lemonade in a glass with mint leave and a pitcher of lychee lemonade in the background.
5 from 1 vote

Lychee Lemonade

By August DeWindt
A refreshing fruity and floral drink that comes together in mere minutes. You'll love this on a hot summer day!
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 20 oz lychee in syrup, canned
  • ¾ c lemon juice , 4 lemons peeled
  • ½ c white sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves, for garnish


  • Add the can of lychees with the syrup in a blender with the lemon juice. Blend as much as possible. Strain the blended mix with a strainer into a pitcher.
  • Add the sugar and water to the pitcher. Stir to combine. Taste to see if you would like to add more sugar. Remember the sugar will settle and it will get sweeter.
  • Add the ice and mint leaves. Serve cold and enjoy!


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 95mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: August DeWindt
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 160
Keyword: lemonade, lychee
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