Peel one pound of lychees and discard the seeds. Typically the fresh lychees we get here will not be the vibrant red color that you see in pictures. Commercially cultivated lychees will be coming from Thailand, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and China, so they travel a long way and their red shells turn brown when they are subject to refrigeration. While they will not be red they will still taste sweet and delicious.
Add the fresh lychees to one can of lychee's with the syrup. If you don't have fresh lychees, you can use 2 cans of lychees but only use the syrup of one can. Zest and juice one medium Meyer Lemon (you can also use lime and lime zest) and peel and grate a thumb sized piece of fresh ginger root to add to the lychees. Add the finely minced fresh mint leaves.