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Top 14 Asian Cocktails

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Here are a number of luscious  Asian cocktails fit for any celebration, from New Year's Eve to a summer party. Many of these Asian cocktail recipes (plus a few Polynesian classics) come from Colleen Graham, About.com's Guide to Cocktails:

1. Beijing Bellini

Beijing Bellini Recipe
Andrew Krauss, China 1 Antique Restaurant and Lounge

Created in honor of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Summer Games, here is a fun drink that takes a twist on the traditional Beillini by replacing the Peach Schnapps with Lychee Liquor. This recipe comes from mixologist Andrew Krauss at New York City’s China 1 Antique Restaurant and Lounge. A reader has given it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

2. Mango Margarita

The unique flavor of mango comes to life in this simple margarita recipe that uses only three ingredients.

3. Red Lotus

In the Red Lotus cocktail the distinct flavor of lychee is accented with the lighter taste of cranberry. It's an interesting play of flavors that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing.

4. Mango Spice Cocktail

This intriguing spicy cocktail pairs Absolut Mango Vodka with mango nectar, agave nectar and hot jalapeno peppers.

5. Lotus Blossom

Lychee nuts, sugar and lime add flavor to a martini made with vodka and Japanese sake.

6. Shandong Mary

Here is an Asian take on the Bloody Mary, made with chili garlic sauce and Tsingtao Lager, from Chef Martin Yan. Makes 1 cocktail.

7. Litchini

This luscious and sweet cocktail features Lichido Liqueur, a fruity blend with vodka, Cognac, lychee, guava essences and white peach juice. The garnish is a single lychee which can be found, canned or fresh, at most Asian markets. If you're a fan of lychees you will truly appreciate the flavors of this unique variation of the Martini and its signature liqueur.

8. Ginger Beer Fizz

A beer cocktail with a twist, this drink combines the smooth flavor of Tsingtao Pure Draft with the refreshing taste of ginger. This Ginger Beer Fizz recipe is by Chef Martin Yan.

9. Singapore Sling

Developed in Singapore in the early 1900's, the Singapore Sling is a smooth, slow, sweet cocktail. This recipe is just one variation.

10. Mai Tai

Mai Tai translates from Tahitian to mean "Out of this World." A fitting description for this cocktail.
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