You guys know we grow a lot of tropical fruit in our garden— starfruit being one of them! Personally, I find starfruit to be more of a novelty fruit— more than a snack, it’s mostly just really pretty to look at. But it does taste absolutely great in beverages too (so refreshing!). Starfruit lemonade is already a treat around here when we have an abundance of starfruit— but what about cocktails?! This really only makes sense, right?!

Well, Patrón Tequila is having a competition– a search for 2016’s Margarita of the Year. Seven completely unique margaritas made by seven unique bartenders. So which one did I personally choose for the margarita of the year? Well, the tropical starfruit one made by Bettina Barnoczki from Miami Florida of course. I mean, duh. It’s how I like my cocktails to be— light, refreshing, slightly tart and fruity– but it doesn’t taste like you stuck your head in a bowl of punch. Just something you want to sip on in a cool warm breeze under banana trees. Probably in a hammock too. Sounds amazing right?

You can cast your vote for the 2016’s Margarita of the year HERE.


1.5 oz Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea*
.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Mango
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz Star Fruit Puree or Muddled Star Fruit



Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a salt-
rimmed Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of star fruit and a lime wheel.*Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea:

Steep 4 mint tea bags per 12 oz of Patrón Silver for 30 minutes. Remove teabags.

Have a wonderful day, friends! Make this cocktail and celebrate for me, K?

pps. want to watch a video and see how the cocktail is made? That helps right! Here’s a video Of Bettina in Miami and her Stargarita!

Cheers, friends!

*This post is sponsored by Patrón Tequila

1 Comment

  1. Strange things are happening. I am not a big drinker, in fact I always steer away from more than a glass when out, yet through good portion of this pregnancy… I crave a nice drink. Something with lots of flavour, nice touch of leafy addition for fragrance and visual pleasures to just enjoy at the end of the day. I guess I know how I will celebrate once the baby is born and weaned 😉

    Can I still celebrate with a herbal tea or juice with you? I'd happily skip to the kitchen to grab it 😉

    Happy day again, Drea! And always :*