Anyone tried Lichido?
I read a review about it on the Liquor Snob...it's a new lychee liquor...And I love lychees!
What's the consensus?
Although Lichido's dominant flavor is lychee, it is also quite peachy, and I think there's some guava in it too. It also has Cognac in it for some bizarre reason, but it's not detectable to me. It's in the same vein as Alize, VERY sweet and quite heavy, but good quality, true fruit flavors. It needs to be cut with something if you don't want to go into a diabetic coma.
If you want a straight lychee liqueur for making cocktails, Soho will be available in the US in another month.
I've tried both Lichido and Soho and the two are not comparable. Soho tastes bitter and harsh and after-tasty. Lichido is rich and aromatic, and leaves no aftertaste. It just goes down smooth. And I agree it's best mixed with other liquors to dilute it and increase its alcohol content, but my wife and sister drink it on the rocks and love it as is.
I've known about Lichido for months now and it seems the media is just finding out about it. Maybe it's a New York thing. The stuff is simply delicious. I highly recommend it, especially to people who love lychee nuts (and drinking, of course).
FYI, I finally bit the bullet and bought a bottle. It's an excellent liqueur. I agree it's sweet but I used it to make martinis with vodka and orange juice, and the citrus complemented it perfectly. The tartness balanced out the sweetness and made one of the best cocktails I've ever had. Thanks.