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Sunquick soda
Fizzy and refreshing for a hot CNY day.
Peeled lychee, nata de coco chunks, and pieces of honey sea coconut in a red ladle above a bowl of yellow-orange soda.

This drink was a treat that Michelle’s family would have every few months. Back when she was a young child, her usually healthy-eating family would occasionally tapau Hokkien mee and wat tan hor for a late supper and wash it down with something sweet. When 八宝冰 (eight treasure ice/ais kacang) wasn’t for dessert that night, her mom or aunt would whip up this refreshing fizzy drink. A glass (or three) of this would be especially welcome now in this CNY heat wave.

Sunquick soda

by Michelle Yip
Michelle Yip

This drink was a treat that Michelle’s family would have every few months. Back when she was a young child, her usually healthy-eating family would occasionally tapau Hokkien mee and wat tan hor for a late supper and wash it down with something sweet. When 八宝冰 (eight treasure ice/ais kacang) wasn’t for dessert that night, her mom or aunt would whip up this refreshing fizzy drink. A glass (or three) of this would be especially welcome now in this CNY heat wave.

Servings: 4

Sunquick soda
Fizzy and refreshing for a hot CNY day.
Peeled lychee, nata de coco chunks, and pieces of honey sea coconut in a red ladle above a bowl of yellow-orange soda.

Servings: 4

1½ tbsp Sunquick orange cordial

500ml water

2 cups canned lychee or longan, drained

2 cups canned honey sea coconut, drained

2 cups canned nata de coco, drained

1.25l ice cream soda

Juice from ½ lemon

Ice cubes

Mint for garnishing

  1. Mix the orange cordial with 250ml of water in a large punch bowl or jug.
  2. Add the lychee or longan, honey sea coconut, and nata de coco, and stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the ice cream soda slowly so it doesn’t bubble over the top, along with the lemon juice.
  4. Taste for sweetness. Add the remaining water or more if necessary.
  5. To serve, pour into a glass with ice cubes and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Tips

  • This drink can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.
  • Grown-ups can spike this drink with a splash of vodka.
See more:  chinese new year

Ingredients

1½ tbsp Sunquick orange cordial

500ml water

2 cups canned lychee or longan, drained

2 cups canned honey sea coconut, drained

2 cups canned nata de coco, drained

1.25l ice cream soda

Juice from ½ lemon

Ice cubes

Mint for garnishing

Directions

  1. Mix the orange cordial with 250ml of water in a large punch bowl or jug.
  2. Add the lychee or longan, honey sea coconut, and nata de coco, and stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the ice cream soda slowly so it doesn’t bubble over the top, along with the lemon juice.
  4. Taste for sweetness. Add the remaining water or more if necessary.
  5. To serve, pour into a glass with ice cubes and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Tips

  • This drink can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.
  • Grown-ups can spike this drink with a splash of vodka.
See more:  chinese new year
 
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