Love cocktails? Try this loquat cocktail recipe made with loquat syrup, lemon juice, vodka, and sparkling water. It’s a refreshing summer-y cocktail, great for hot summer days!
I love fruity cocktails, they’re ultra refreshing and are perfect for summer get-togethers. Loquats are now in season, and our loquat trees are very generous this year.
HOW TO MAKE A LOQUAT COCKTAIL
To make this cocktail you will (obviously) need loquats, but if you don’t, then you can use apricots to make the loquat/apricot syrup.
You also need freshly squeezed lemon juice, soda, ice cubes and of course some good quality vodka!
To make the loquat syrup, wash and pit the fruit then place in a high-speed blender with water and sugar. Blitz until you get a smooth syrup consistency. And that’s your loquat syrup ready.
To make the cocktail, in a glass put some ice cubes and use a shot glass to measure out quantities.
Over the ice, pour 1 shot of loquat syrup, followed by a shot of vodka, and half a shot of lemon juice.
Top with soda and give the cocktail a gentle stir or 2.
You can use lemon slices, fresh mint leaves, and maraschino cherries to garnish.
WHAT IS LOQUAT?
If you don’t know what a loquat is, it’s an ancient fruit that is native to China and Japan, in Jordan it’s called Askadenia. I grew up in Jordan and as far as I remember we always had loquat trees in our garden.
Loquat fruits grow in clusters, they’re yellow/orange, oval in shape, with thin smooth skin, and in each fruit there is about 3-4 huge brown seeds inside. They’re sweet and have a refreshing taste!
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Loquat Vodka Cocktail
To make the loquat syrup:
- 4 loquats pitted
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp water
For the cocktail:
- 1 shot loquat syrup
- 1 shot vodka
- ½ shot lemon juice
- ice cubes
- fresh mint leaves
- lemon slices
- maraschino cherries
To make the loquat syrup:
- Add the fresh loquats along with the sugar and the water to a blender, and blitz until you get a smooth syrup consistency.
To make the cocktail:
- Add ice cubes to a glass. Then our a shot of the loquat syrup over the ice, followed by a shot of vodka, and half of shot of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Then add the soda, and gently give it a stir or 2.
This recipe was originally posted on May 23rd, 2016. And updated on May 16th, 2019 with new images. The recipe remained the same.