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ACADEMY AWARDS: A Cocktail For Your Oscar Food

Starfruit = star cocktail = Academy Awards
fare. Photo courtesy Moet et Chandon.


A week from today, you’ll probably be watching the Academy Awards. What will you be drinking?

While you’re watching the stars, nibble on a few with The Starlet cocktail. It uses star fruit to give star quality to any drink.

The recipe is courtesy Moët et Chandon, the official champagne of the Academy Awards. The limited-edition Gold Award Season Moët & Chandon Impérial is a stunner.


Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 4 mint leaves
  • 3/4 ounce good-quality silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur (we love St. Germain)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 3 ounces Moet & Chandon Imperial
  • 1 slice starfruit (carambola) for a rim garnish, four slices for the effect shown in the photo
  • Preparation
    1. In a cocktail shaker, use a muddler or a wooden spoon to muddle the mint leaves. Add simple syrup and lime juice and stir to combine.
    2. Add tequila and elderflower liqueur and fill shaker with ice.
    3. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a glass and top with Moet & Chandon. Garnish with starfruit.

    Starfruit is a caloric bargain: one cup has just 40 calories. It is very low in fat and Sodium; high in dietary fiber, vitamin C and copper; and a good source of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and potassium. Use it often as a garnish and enjoy it as a snack.

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