Let’s face it, if the Olympics were a drinking game and you took a shot every time you heard our national anthem, you would be in trouble. So we’ve come up with another way to honor all of the Olympians who have had the chance to stand at the top of the podium and sing along to the Star Spangled Banner. This week’s featured cocktail, the Chilean Pisco Star-Spangled Punch from The Kitchn, is dedicated to Team USA.
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh-squeezed, strained lemon juice
1 750-ml bottle Chilean Pisco
1 quart cold water
1 star fruit, sliced into 1/4- inch thick slices
The peel of 3 lemons, each cut in a 1/2 inch wide spiral with a vegetable peeler
Muddle the lemon peels and the sugar together and let sit for at least 90 minutes, then muddle 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 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices.
To serve, pour into a 1 gallon punch bowl with a 1-quart sized block of ice in it and float star fruit slices. Serves 12.