Spiked Fruit Cup
This decidedly adult snack puts the "cocktail" back into fruit cocktail. The mix of ripe fruit and alcohol reminds us of sangria -- but eaten with a spoon.
- 4 cups fruit, sliced or pitted if necessary
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 sprigs basil, plus leaves for garnish
- 1 1/2 cup white rum, gin, or cachaca
- Juice of 1 lime
Place fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, and plums in a large bowl. Toss with sugar and basil sprigs.
Stir in alcohol to cover fruit. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours, stirring a few times.
To serve, remove basil sprigs, stir in lime juice, and garnish with basil leaves.