It occurred to me, as we were mixing up this weekend's cocktails, that if the world had ended on schedule back in May, we would not have been subjected to photos of Anthony Weiner's various... um... parts. Or forced to endure any of the other subsequent political scandals, for that matter. But, the upside of the doomsday delay is that we can continue to enjoy the cocktails we experimented with that night.
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Lychee puree
1/2 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
1/2 oz. Cointreau (you can also use Triple Sec or St. Germaine)
Sprig of mint (optional)
Shake over ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh lychee.