Starburst
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Starburst
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The Starburst is a vibrant, fruit-forward cocktail that offers a refreshing mix of sweet and tart flavors. Composed of cranberry juice, melon liqueur, lemonade, gin, and a splash of lime, ... more The Starburst is a vibrant, fruit-forward cocktail that offers a refreshing mix of sweet and tart flavors. Composed of cranberry juice, melon liqueur, lemonade, gin, and a splash of lime, it presents a harmonious blend with a tropical undercurrent, thanks to the melon notes from the liqueur. Typically served in a highball glass, the Starburst possesses a lively red hue provided by the cranberry, which, along with the citrus zing from the lemonade and lime, cuts through the botanicals of the gin. This drink is usually enjoyed well-chilled, making it a popular choice on warm days or as a lively addition to a social gathering.
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10% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Starburst

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
To a highball glass add ice, Bombay Sapphire Gin, cranberry juice, lemonade and Midori
Stir well and garnish with wedges of lime before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended glass for serving a Starburst cocktail?

A Starburst cocktail is best served in a highball glass to accommodate its volume and allow for the addition of ice if desired, enhancing its cold and refreshing nature.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish a Starburst cocktail to enhance its presentation?

To garnish a Starburst cocktail, consider adding a lime wheel or a thin slice of lime on the rim of the glass. A skewer of melon balls or a small splash of grenadine for color contrast could also complement the drink's vibrant appearance and flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a substitute for melon liqueur in a Starburst cocktail?

If you don't have melon liqueur, you can substitute it with Midori for a similar flavor profile. Alternatively, for a non-alcoholic option, try a melon-flavored syrup mixed with a small amount of water or additional lime juice to balance the sweetness.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Starburst cocktail?

To create a non-alcoholic Starburst, replace the gin with sparkling water or an extra portion of lemonade. Use a non-alcoholic melon syrup instead of melon liqueur, and maintain the cranberry juice and lime for the base flavors.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Starburst cocktail be shaken or stirred?

The Starburst cocktail is best prepared by stirring the ingredients together, rather than shaking. This method blends the flavors while preserving the texture of the lemonade, offering a smoother drinking experience.

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