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Intoxicating Fruit Salad

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With the temperature being 100+ just about every day, there isn’t too much one can do outside.   However, when it does get cool enough (upper 80’s) in the evening to sit on the deck, we like to snack on something cool such as fruit.  fruit_cham

I take whatever fruit I might have on hand – cantaloupe, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, cherries and mix it all up.  If you are unfortunate to buy a cantaloupe that isn’t sweet – you can sprinkle about 1/2 packet of Sweet-n-Low on top of the pieces, mix them all up – and eureka!  you’ve got sweet cantaloupe.   If you don’t tell anyone, they’ll never know.  I’ve been fooling David with this little trick for years!

I like to dress up my fruit bits with a few Maraschino cherries and a little of the liquid.  And if you’re having an ‘adults-only’ gathering adding a little Chambord (Raspberry flavor)  Liqueur   to the mix really gives the fruit a special flavor. 

fruit_melonHow you serve it up really doesn’t matter – Margarita glasses make a ‘dressy’ presentation, but the kids don’t seem to care if it’s in a paper cup, bowl or what. Sometimes they just enjoy spearing the fruit with toothpicks. If I’m going to need a large quantity, I enjoy using this fun ceramic watermelon I bought many years ago in Houston. Anyway you serve it, you’ll find this a cool, healthy, and tasty treat.


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