Star-Spangled Punch


  • The peel of 3 lemons, each cut in a ½ inch/15 mm wide spiral with a vegetable peeler
  • ¾ cup/180 ml sugar
  • ¾ cup/180 ml fresh-squeezed, strained lemon juice
  • 1 750-ml bottle Chilean Pisco
  • 1 quart/1 liter cold water
  • 1 star fruit


Muddle the lemon peels and the sugar together and let sit for at least 90 minutes. Muddle lemon and sugar again and stir in the lemon juice. Add the pisco and the water and stir. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Before serving, cut star fruit into ¼ to ½ inch slices. To serve, pour into a 1 gallon/4-liter Punch bowl with a 1-quart/1-liter sized block of ice in it and float star fruit slices. Serves 12 people.