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Star Fruit Quencher

Oxmoor House
Yield Serves 2 (serving size: 1 drink)
The star fruit, or carambola, is the "star" of this beverage and tastes like a blend of apple, pear, and citrus fruits. The entire fruit is edible. Here, it is pureed and then strained to create a delicious, fragrant juice.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 carambolas (star fruit); (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime-flavored sparkling water, chilled
  • Carambola slices (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 183
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 42.8 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 18 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place pineapple juice and carambola slices in a blender; 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 carambola slices, if desired.

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