Swap out grapefruit juice for pureed starfruit and lime to make this delicious Starfruit Paloma Recipe. The perfect spring cocktail to serve up this weekend!
The only way to get through a slow start to the week? Start planning the fun you’ll have this weekend! That’s exactly what I’m doing this morning.
Yesterday, my box of produce from my local co-op was dropped off. And in it? Starfruit. Bunches of them. Starfruit, if you’ve never given them a try, are delicious. In the US, they’re grown in Florida, primarily in the early spring and late fall season. (Due to the lack of variety this time of year, my co-op secures fruit from small farms outside of our state.)
I can eat a Starfruit, straight up…. simply slice it width-wise into star-shaped pieces and pick out the seeds. It has a really nice flavor profile – kind of a cross between an apple and a grape. Floral and sweet, with just a touch of citrus. I saved a few to savor over the next few days…. but the rest? Starfruit Palomas, it is!
A typical Paloma is made with grapefruit juice, tequila, and soda. My version swaps the grapefruit juice for a blend of starfruit and lime. It’s less bitter than a typical Paloma, but still has the tartness that I love.
I’m gonna take one for the team here, and show you how this bad guy is made. Whether or not my starfruit paloma recipe was consumed on a Monday morning or not…. I’ll just leave that up to your imagination. 😉
Starfruit Paloma Recipe
Slice up three starfruit and add them to a blender. To that, add the juice and zest of one lime, two tablespoons of whatever sweetener you prefer (sugar, honey, or agave nectar), and 3/4 cup of tequila. 🙂
Puree until smooth.
Divide starfruit mixture into four glasses with ice, then top with soda water, and … ENJOY!
- 3 starfruit, sliced
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- 2 tablespoons sweetener
- 3/4 cup tequila
- Soda water
Slice up three starfruit and add them to a blender. To that, add the juice and zest of one lime, two tablespoons of whatever sweetener you prefer (sugar, honey, or agave nectar), and 3/4 cup of tequila.
Puree until smooth.
Divide starfruit mixture between four glasses with ice, then top with soda water, and ... ENJOY!