Back in Malaysia, a refreshing cold drink is always welcome due to the blazing hot weather. Much as we enjoy warm and spicy dishes, quenching our thirst with cold drinks or desserts is also the norm.
It is easy to love this drink because of the sweetness of the lychees. That is why they are widely used to make all sorts of desserts. In Germany, lychee is somehow associated with Asia and is often served as a dessert at the end of a typical "germanized" Asian buffet.
I, on the other hand, have fond memories of this drink being one of my favourites. I love it for its refreshing sweetness. Ever since I came to Germany, I got a little influenced by the locals adding soda water to their drinks (eg: juices). Admittedly, It does make the drink taste good, though!
I am definitely sure that you are going to like this drink especially when it is enjoyed under the blazing hot sun. Prepare this for a barbecue, picnic or on a day at the beach.
Lychee Soda is also known as: Air Laici Soda
Melt sugar in water over low heat. When sugar has melted, let it cool to room temperature.
Add lychees and its syrup into a glass. The syrup enhances the taste of the drink. Optionally, add mint leaves to drink.
Add carbonated plain water or soda water to the glass. If soda is used, skip the usage of sugar as it is already sweet. Add melted sugar to taste. For a cold and refreshing drink, add some ice cubes.