Blackstar

from PDT

  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Black Vodka
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • .75 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • .25 oz. Borsci Sambuca
  • .25 oz. Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a star anise pod.

The Blackstar was created with Smirnoff Black, a full-bodied vodka that isn't available in the U.S., and named after the whole star anise pod that floats on the surface as an aromatic garnish. —Jim Meehan, New York, 2007