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Soho lychee
hookilau
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Joined: Sep 24, 2002
Posts: 21
From: NY
Posted: 2007-08-10 09:59 am   Permalink

anyone know where I can purchase SoHo Lychee liqueur iether online or locally here in the NY tri state area?

I've been looking everywhere but all I get are reviews of the stuff and recipes.

I was able to make a reasonably delicious lychee cocktail without it but was wondering where I could get my hands on the stuff to what I may be (or not) missing.



 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1082
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2007-08-10 12:09 pm   Permalink

Lychee liquor is awesome. I used to bring Lychee Liquor back from Japan before all of the weird "no liquids" crap on planes - is tougher now.

I bought a bottle of Soho in a Boston liquor store not too long ago. Here's where:

Blanchard's Wine & Spirits
http://www.blanchards.net/
Blanchard's - Allston
103 Harvard Ave. Allston, Ma. 02134
617-782-5588

I have no ideas if they ship or not, but at least is roughly in your ballpark......

Good luck & let us know the recipe & how it turns out.


Here's the recipe that got me hooked on Lychee Liquor - courtesy Tiki Tiki Tokyo:
It's best with Fresh juices, if you can get them & I often add an extra ounce or so of Lychee Liquor
Give it a try - let me know what you think

Tahitian Loco Punch

2.5 oz. Litchi Liqueur
2 oz. Guava Juice
2 oz. Club Soda
1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Shake with ice



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hookilau
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Joined: Sep 24, 2002
Posts: 21
From: NY
Posted: 2007-08-10 12:44 pm   Permalink

I finally found a place online...winechateau.com it came out to $21.59 a bottle so I ordered 2! thanks for the recipe, I'll try it once I get my Soho.

In the meantime, here's my recipe for lychee cocktail, this recipe actually makes a fair sized pitcher:

16 oz lychee juice
8 oz absolut pear
2 oz monin lychee syrup
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

I like it shaken with ice and served in small 4 oz glass over ice.
Sip slowly, they're smooth and go down maybe too easy.

when the girls come over for cocktails on the veranda or movies in the backyard, we slosh down 3-4 pitchers easy


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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2007-08-10 1:05 pm   Permalink

Sounds really good - I'll have to give it a try - thanks for sharing

 
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Orphananas
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Joined: Nov 01, 2006
Posts: 9
From: New York
Posted: 2007-08-11 10:25 am   Permalink

You can buy Soho in a bunch of places in NY. But I don't recommend it. It's bitter and it's kind of boring, especially if you compare it to Lichido--which has a much richer, more aromatic flavor, and also has Peach and Guava in it to excite the palate.
http://www.lichido.com


I also hear they've just started distributing a lychee-based rice vodka called Kai in California. I'm waiting to see if I can order it and try it. It sounds intriguing.
http://www.kaivodka.com

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hookilau
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Joined: Sep 24, 2002
Posts: 21
From: NY
Posted: 2007-08-12 10:04 am   Permalink

yee-hoo!

I'd been to the site before but never saw the drop down window that tells you where to purchase locally. Hope the liquor store is open today cause I'm on a mission to yumm yumm get me some!

I have some friends coming over this evening to watch a movie and would love to be able to get my hands on some of this stuff.

thanks for the link!


 
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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2007-08-13 8:24 pm   Permalink

I bought a bottle of Kai - VERY vodka - I couldn't taste the Lychee through the Vodka....

 
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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2007-08-14 11:47 am   Permalink

Also available at Hi Times in Costa Mesa.


 
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dangergirl299
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
From: Bay Area
Posted: 2007-08-14 12:25 pm   Permalink

LOVE it!
I found SoHo at BevMo:
http://www.bevmo.com/

I also saw recently at a Trader Joe's a Lychee and Lime infused vodka, but can't remember the name.


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