Spiked Fruit Cup

Photo: Jen Causey
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs

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

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 3 sprigs basil, plus leaves for garnish

  • 1 ½ cup white rum, gin, or cachaca

  • Juice of 1 lime


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

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

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

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