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a lychee cocktail topped with pink sakura flowers and lychee.
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Non-Alcoholic Sakura Lychee Cocktail Recipe

This non-alcoholic Sakura Lychee cocktail is a delicious, fruity, and floral sparkling drink made with seasonal Japanese sakura, lychee juice, and sparkling water. A crisp, refreshing mocktail that’s perfect for spring and summer! 
Course: Drinks
Keyword: lychee cocktail recipe, lychee mocktail
Author: Showit User


  • 3 salt pickled sakura flowers
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp sakura powder more to taste
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
  • 1 can lychees in syrup or juice
  • 1 can sparkling water or tonic water
  • ice


  • In a large bowl, combine warm water and sakura flowers and let soak. Use your hands to gently rinse off the flowers and move them to a paper towel to sit.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sakura powder and filtered water until smooth.
  • To assemble your drink, add ice to a glass, add your sakura mixture, about 1/4 cup lychee syrup or juice and top off with sparkling water or tonic water.
  • Garnish with your sakura flowers and one lychee on a toothpick.


Expert Tips

  • Lychee Cocktail Recipe: If you'd like to make this alcoholic, you can add a touch of your favourite clear alcohol, like rums, gin, or vodka, but it's delicious on its own and is the perfect springtime mocktail. Empress gin, which has a lovely purple color, would be a great boozy addition that also adds a vibrant hue.
  • Garnish: To add a pretty garnish to your glasses, top each with a fresh sakura flower and lychee fruit.
Inspiration taken from Sift & Simmer's Sakura Lychee Fizz Cocktail.