Fresh star fruit juice mixed with lime and tequila, served over ice and garnished with a sweet-salty lime rim.
Star fruits have a sweet, punchy floral flavor that makes them a perfect addition to fresh-squeezed margaritas!
Star fruit is a species of tropical fruit tree grown in this region. The fruit has a thin edible skin, juicy flesh, and small seeds. When sliced, it resembles stars, hence the name. When selecting fruit, look for bright yellow color. If they have a green tint, they are underripe and a bit sour. If they have a couple of brown spots, they are ripe and sweet. If they are brown and shriveled on the ridges, they are overripe.
This recipe uses quite a bit of fruit, two medium-sized fruit per drink. Depending upon where you live, buying quality fruit can be expensive.
To process the fruit into juice, I slice it and throw the whole thing in the blender. Using the lowest speed, I blend the fruit until all the flesh has broken apart. The low setting purees the fruit without grinding up the seeds. Then, I push the puree through a strainer removing the seeds and any tough skin. Fast and easy!
- 5 starfruit save 1 for garnish
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 ounces tequila
- 1/2 tsp coarse salt
- 1/2 tsp coarse sugar
- 1/2 tsp lime zest
- 2 lime wedges
- Slice the starfruit reserving a few slices for garnish. Place the starfruit in the pitcher of a blender and blend on low speed until the fruit has broken up. Strain the puree, you should have 1 1/4 cups puree. Mix the puree with the sugar, lime juice, and tequila.
- Mix the salt, sugar, and zest. Rub a lime wedge along the edge of a glass. Dip the rim of the glass in salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice and margarita mixture. Garnish with starfruit slices and enjoy.