Best Martini Orange County 2008 - Lychee Martini at Star of Siam
Who says you have to order a Singha with your pad Thai? This may not be the best martini ever made—and you wouldn't dare sip it with a steak—but it is certainly the most simple: vodka and lychee juice, with an actual (de-shelled, of course) lychee fruit sitting in the bottom of your glass. On two research trips, the drink was served on both the weak and strong side, alcohol-wise, but you could barely tell the difference. The sweetness of the lychee cleverly masks the bitter flavor of the vodka. It's so good it's surprising someone hasn't already marketed vodka-soaked lychee fruit as a boutique gourmet item.