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Ingredients

  • One 20-ounce can lychees in heavy syrup
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • 16 brandied cherries
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Six12-ounce bottles ginger ale or other soda
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the lychee syrup and ginger to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, stuff 16 lychees with brandied cherries. Set each lychee in the cup of a mini muffin pan or in an ice cube tray. Strain the lychee-ginger syrup and pour it over the lychees. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in a pitcher, stir the sugar into the lime juice until dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  4. Unmold the lychee ice cubes into a small punch bowl. Pour in the lime mixture. Add the ginger ale or other soda, stir gently and serve in ice-filled glasses.

Make Ahead

The lychee ice cubes can be frozen for up to 1 week.