In a medium bowl, combine the gelatin and the sugar
. In a small saucepan
, bring water to a boil. Add boiling water to the bowl and whisk
vigorously to dissolve the gelatin. To the gelatin
mixture, add 1 cup of lychee syrup, and rum
and whisk again. Cut the lychees in half and place 1 half in each cup. Pour the gelatin mixture into the cups. Refrigerate until set.