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:
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.
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.
This intriguing spicy cocktail pairs Absolut Mango Vodka with mango nectar, agave nectar and hot jalapeno peppers.
Lychee nuts, sugar and lime add flavor to a martini made with vodka and Japanese sake.
Here is an Asian take on the Bloody Mary, made with chili garlic sauce and Tsingtao Lager, from Chef Martin Yan. Makes 1 cocktail.