Sake and Starfruit “Caipirinha”

Saw this on Imbibe’s page. It’s a really cool-sounding drink on the menu at Bar Veloso in São Paulo, Brazil.

Sake and Starfruit “Caipirinha”
– 1 3/4 oz. sake
– 1 starfruit, cut into cubes except for one star-shaped “round” reserved for garnish
– 1 tsp. sugar
– 5 fresh basil leaves
– Cracked or cubed ice
Tools: muddler, barspoon
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: remaining “round” of starfruit
Muddle starfruit and sugar in glass. Add ice, sake and basil. Stir well and garnish.

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