12 canned litchis in syrup, drained, plus 5 to 6 tablespoons syrup from the can
3 cups blueberry juice
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
2 cups sparkling water
3/4 cup gin, optional
Stick 1 to 2 blueberries, depending on their size, into the cavity of each litchi. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and freeze, about 1 hour. (Wait until the "eyeballs" thaw a bit before eating, so that you don't choke on them.)
Stir together 5 tablespoons of the litchi syrup, the blueberry juice and lime juice in a bowl or pitcher until combined. Stir in the sparkling water and add the lychee eyeballs. If it is a bit tart for your taste, add the remaining tablespoon syrup.
Serve in tall glasses over ice, spooning the litchi eyeballs into the glasses as you pour. For a grown-up twist, stir in the gin before adding the sparkling water.