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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.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 2 hours
  • servings: 6
Photography: Jen Causey

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, and plums in a large bowl. Toss with sugar and basil sprigs.

  2. Step 2

    Stir in alcohol to cover fruit. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours, stirring a few times.

  3. Step 3

    To serve, remove basil sprigs, stir in lime juice, and garnish with basil leaves.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2013

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