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lychee and vanilla tequila martini


and Donna & her team have shared this ‘perfect weekend’ Martini Recipe from her stunning birthday collector’s edition!

Donna’s special issue, which went on sale on Monday, celebrates all the hallmarks of the iconic donna hay brand – gorgeous food styling, inspiring recipes and world-class photography and design. From the incredible raspberry and cream angel food cake {which we will also share, stay tuned} gracing the cover through to clever quick fixes for entertaining, a unique look behind the scenes with Donna and her team on location and a special collection of recipes using Donna’s all-time favourite ingredients from the past 15 years. This is an issue you need to add to your collection…

“I’m so excited to be celebrating 15 years of donna hay magazine. I still remember being given my own magazine at the age of 30, and not really knowing what I was letting myself in for! Now 15 years later, we’ve built an incredibly strong global, multi-platform brand with gorgeous food and premium styling at its heart. I genuinely love my job and we have a lot of fun – and I think this really comes across in this issue. I can’t wait for you all to see it!” – Donna Hay

lychee and vanilla tequila martini
565g can lychees in syrup
½ cup (125ml) coconut water
3 vanilla beans
¼ cup (60ml) water
1 cup (250ml) good-quality tequila
1 cup ice

Drain the lychees, reserving the liquid. Place the lychees and coconut water in a large bowl and, using a hand-held stick blender, blend until smooth. Strain through a sieve and pour into 12 x 30ml-capacity ice cube moulds. Freeze for 3 hours or until frozen.

Place the reserved lychee liquid, 1 of the vanilla beans and the water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and set aside to allow to infuse and cool.

Pour the lychee liquid, tequila and ice in a cocktail shaker or large jug and shake or stir. Thinly slice the remaining vanilla beans and divide between 6 martini glasses. Pour over the martini and serve with the lychee ice cubes.

Makes 6.



The new 15TH BIRTHDAY COLLECTORS issue in on sale now online, in newsagents and supermarkets.

You can also follow Donna on instagram here @donnahaymagazine

A HUGE thank you to Donna and her team for sharing this recipe with us. xxx
+ CLICK HERE for more of Donna’s recipes on bellaMUMMA


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