This Ispahan Mocktail has been inspired by a famous French dessert. The combination of lychee, raspberry, and rose combined in this luscious and refreshing drink.
Hello everyone. Happy Labour Day if you’re celebrating.
Just a week ago I was constantly complaining about our heat waves. Not anymore! It’s feels autumn know with lots of rains. Indeed, it happened just in one night. One day the day temperature was almost 30 degrees C (with night temperatures above 20 degrees C) And the next day it’s 15 degrees C during the day and around 10 degrees at nights. While I am ready for fall, it’s a little bit too fast, don’t you think so? However, even though we are going to see more rains, this appears to be a temporarily setback. Tomorrow and on Wednesday it will be warm again.
Even though refreshing drinks might not be extremely appealing right now (Hot chocolate would be more appropriate), I couldn’t miss the opportunity to share this Ispahan Mocktail. Unfortunately, I still have many summer ideas I am not able to post. So at this point, it’s all about choosing the most unique things.
Have you heard of the Ispahan dessert? It’s an elegant Parisian dessert developed by a pastry chef Pierre Hermé for Ladurée, famous luxury patisserie. Ispahan is a stunning and super elegant macaron dessert. The flavours are rose (Because Ispahan is type of a rose), lychee, and raspberries.
By the way, I’ve never tried a classic Ispahan. But this did not stop me from making this inspired Ispahan Mocktail. It’s quite sweet yet refreshing. There’s no precise proportions, so you can easily adjust this to your preference. And the best part? You can turn this mocktail into a cocktail. We tried it with added rum and gin, and both variations were fantastic. Besides, alcohol cuts the sweetness, too.
Definitely you will need to make Rose Syrup first. But since the rose season is almost over, you can make simple syrup and infuse it with a few drops of rose water instead.
I hope you like this Ispahan Mocktail, and you will give it a try while it’s still warm. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.
Ispahan MocktailCourse: Drinks
- Ispahan Mocktail (Non Alcoholic Cocktail)
~ 2-3 oz. lychee juice
~ 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
~ 1/2 oz. Rose Syrup
sparkling or regular water, to taste
2-4 fresh or canned lychees, for garnish
fresh mint, for garnish
few raspberries, for garnish
- Cocktail Version
1 to 2 oz. hard liquor like white rum, gin, or vodka – in place of water
- Pure the raspberries. Combine with the lychee juice and rose syrup in a shaker and shake to combine. Add water and ice to taste and serve garnished with lychees, raspberries, and mint.
- For the cocktail version, add the alcohol instead of water. Try and add water if necessary. Enjoy!
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