Litchi is one summer fruit which many people love. We eat it just like that. Also juices or concentrates made with it are available in market but have preservatives. I have tried making one summer cooler from it. Here's the recipe!!
Ingredients (for 2 glasses)
8-14 fresh litchi peeled and deseesed
Juice of 1 lemon
5-8 mint leaves
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp black salt
1/2 tsp bhuna zeera powder (Optional)
1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
Thin lemon slices
1. In a steel glass add litchi's, lemon juice and mint leaves and muddle it well with a spoon. Try to extract as much juice as possible.
2.; Add honey, black salt, bhuna zeera powder and Chaat masala and mix well. Now divide the mix and put half-half in 2 serving glasses.
3. Add sliced lemon, ice cubes and soda water and serve chilled.
This is a really healthy and refreshing drink which increases appetite.
Please note that fresh litchi juice is good for health but is very hot in taaseer so pregnant women and small kids should avoid it. It may cause high BP and bleeding from nose. I have a first hand experience of it. Consuming litchi as a fruit or as a drink mixed with something is a better option.