Silk Sheets

Silk Sheets cocktail with citrus vodka, lychee fruit puree or syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, lime juice, and rhubarb bitters

Lychee and elderflower are natural partners, with their delicate floral flavors and etherial sweetness. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the Silk Sheets, a cocktail we found while trawling cocktail message boards looking for rare lychee cocktail recipes that actually taste good (you’d be surprised at how difficult this task has been!)

The heavy pour of elderflower liqueur might make this drink too sweet for some. You can scale it back a tad, if you like – but don’t cut back on the lychee puree (or syrup), or else you may find that the mild flavor of lychee doesn’t come through at all.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice. Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh or canned lychee and a pretty mint leaf.

Cocktail Party app on tablets and phones

Get the App

The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.

Read more

Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
US JCorduroy, iTunes App Store