Toast the New Year with this Starlight Sparkler Cocktail

Two starlight sparkler cocktails
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
2 cocktails

Bid adieu to the year that was and ring in the new with this Starlight Sparkler. This celestial champagne cocktail features homemade starfruit syrup, elderflower liqueur, gin, lemon juice, and your favorite bottle of bubbles. Garnished with a slice of fresh starfruit and served in a frosty coupe for a little retro charm, this effervescent sipper is the life of the party.

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Starfruit syrup

starfruits, shredded
cup granulated sugar
cup water

Starlight sparkler cocktail

oz gin
1 ½
oz lemon juice
oz elderflower liqueur
oz starfruit syrup
Sparkling wine to fill

To garnish

Starfruit slices


Step 1

For the syrup: Place the starfruit, sugar, and water in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce it to a simmer. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

Starfruit syrup in a sauce pan
Step 2

Strain the syrup into a heat-proof jar and let cool uncovered to room temperature.

Starfruit syrup being drained into a jar
Step 3

For the cocktail: Place a couple of coupes in the freezer to chill while you prepare the cocktail.

Step 4

Pour ice into the cup of a cocktail shaker. Add the gin, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, and starfruit syrup. Form a seal on the shaker and shake the cocktail until frost develops on the side of the cup.

Ingredients being poured into a cocktail shaker for starlight sparkler cocktail
Step 5

Strain the cocktail into the chilled coupes.

Starlight sparkler being strained and poured into a cocktail coupe
Step 6

Pour in the sparkling wine to fill.

Starlight sparkler cocktail being topped up with sparkling wine
Step 7

Garnish the cocktails with starfruit slices and serve immediately.

Two starlight sparkler cocktails

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