Starfruit Spritzer

from, serves 2


1/2 cup pineapple juice
4 star fruits, about 1 1/4 pounds, cut into 1/2-inch slices
3 tablespoons ginger simple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup lemon-lime-flavored soda water, chilled
Starfruit slices (optional)


1. Place pineapple juice and starfruit slices in a blender and process until smooth. Pour mixture through a sieve into a pitcher to measure 2 cups. Discard solids. Stir in ginger syrup and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes or until thoroughly chilled.
2. Fill each of 2 glasses with 1 cup crushed ice. Pour star fruit mixture over ice. Add 1/4 cup sparkling water to each glass. Garnish with star fruit slices, if desired.

Posted on September 9, 2015 .