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Starlight Cocktail Recipe


Starlight cocktail

A refreshing restorative cooler, the Starlight is the perfect tipple to be enjoyed poolside, complementing whatever comes off the grill or elegant enough to sit and the dining room table. Mom's sure to approve either way!


For the fresh lemon sour:

For the cocktail:

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon sour
  • Ice
  • Chilled soda water
  • ½ ounce Germain-Robin VSOP brandy


For the fresh lemon sour:

Mix the fresh lemon juice (filter to make sure there are no seeds) with simple syrup. Ideally, lemon sour should be made the day you plan to use it, but will keep refrigerated in a clean bottle for up to three days.

For the cocktail:

In a mixing glass, add Campari, Cointreau, orange juice, and fresh lemon sour. Shake with ice until well blended.

Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, spritz with chilled soda water and stir gently. Top with a float of brandy. Make sure not to serve this with a straw, to enable the drinker to enjoy the brandy floating on top.