Last Sunday I purchased some fresh lychees in Chinatown. If you like lychee martinis, you will likely enjoy the fresh lychee as well!
All you have to do is peel them (there are two layers - the outer one and then a deep purple one). For the pink variety that I bought (pictured below), if the outer color of the fruit is light brown (or anything other than pink, really), it's an indication the fruit has gone bad, and you do not want to buy it. I was not aware of this and found out the hard way!
You can also make fresh lychee juice! I had a glass at a restaurant not too long ago, and it was wonderful.
Happy weekend, everyone!