Strawberry Starlet Cocktail

The Strawberry Starlet Cocktail features Fruit Farm Strawberry Guava Wine, strawberries, bourbon, honey, and grapefruit juice for a modern twist on an old Hollywood classic cocktail.

I partnered with San Antonio Fruit Farms to create this Strawberry Starlet Cocktail for their “Pick Your Own” getaway Sweepstakes. Recipe and ideas are my own.

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Strawberry Starlet Cocktail

I crafted the Strawberry Starlet Cocktail with inspiration from my home state of California! This cocktail is a riff of the Brown Derby – a classic cocktail originating from Hollywood in the 1930s, made with bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey syrup.

To make this drink even more refreshing for summer sipping, I added fresh California strawberries and Fruit Farm Strawberry Guava wine. I topped it off with a sprinkle of edible glitter for some added Hollywood glamor!

Tell Me More About Fruit Farm San Antonio

San Antonio Fruit Farm is a staple in my summertime cocktails! Their wines offer the most unique and drinkable, semi-sparkling sweet wines with three different varietals: Strawberry Guava, Peach Passion Fruit, and Blackberry Orange. I love that I can mix and match to create refreshing drinks all year long! Check out their selection here

This wine is special because it’s crafted with whole fruits and no artificial additives. They are also low in ABV, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free! Crafted by a team of female winemakers in Italy, San Antonio Fruit Farm offers delicious blends and flavors that are perfect for summertime or anytime sipping. For more details on the unique origins of the winery’s story, click here! Find San Antonio Fruit Farm wines near you, check out their store locator, and get to mixing the Strawberry Starlet Cocktail!

Ingredients for the Strawberry Starlet

  • Fruit Farm Strawberry Guava Wine: This semi-sparkling sweet wine has a tropical twist that is made with all natural fruits and White Moscato-Brachetto Grapes. Its bright and fresh profile is perfect for smooth cocktails and light spritzes!
  • Bourbon: Add your preferred bourbon. I like a rich and clean one like Bulleit.
  • Strawberries: Fresh California strawberries infuse the drink with natural sweetness and a subtle red hue.
  • Honey: A touch of honey brings sweetness and balance to the drink. I used Local Hive Honey.
  • Grapefruit Juice: Add bright and zesty grapefruit juice for bitter, citrus notes. You can use fresh squeezed or store bought.
  • Edible Glitter: For that added sparkle, mix in edible glitter. I like Fancy Sprinkles.
  • Strawberries, grapefruit slice, edible flowers: A grapefruit slice, strawberries, and edible flowers are the perfect garnish for this refreshing cocktail!

How to Make the Strawberry Starlet

Let’s mix up this fun cocktail! Start by hulling and dicing the fresh strawberries. Add the strawberries and honey to a cocktail shaker and muddle the two together to release their flavors. Next, pour in your favorite bourbon, grapefruit juice, and ice and shake until chilled.

Fill a cocktail glass with ice and strain the cocktail mixture into the glass. Add a dash of edible glitter and Fruit Farm Strawberry Guava Wine. Give it a gentle stir. Garnish your Strawberry Starlet Cocktail with slices of strawberries, a grapefruit slice, and a few delicate edible flowers before enjoying!

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Strawberry Starlet Cocktail

This tasty cocktail features Fruit Farm Strawberry Guava Wine, bourbon, honey, and grapefruit juice for a modern twist.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, Strawberry, Wine Cocktail
Yield: 1


  • 1-2 strawberries
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup Fruit Farm Strawberry Guava Wine
  • edible glitter
  • For garnish: strawberries, grapefruit slice, edible flowers


  • Hull and dice strawberries. Add strawberries and honey to a cocktail shaker. Muddle.
  • Add bourbon, grapefruit juice and ice. Shake until chilled.
  • Fill a glass with ice. Add edible glitter and Fruit Farm Strawberry Guava Wine. Stir.
  • If desired, garnish with strawberries, grapefruit and edible flowers.

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