Monday, July 23, 2012

Drunken Fruit Salad

 With the temps hovering around 100 again here in Chicago Land, this is the perfect dessert.  It's light and so refreshing, with peaches, plums, a mango, blueberries, strawberries, and a good dose of lime zest and lime juice, topped with  sparkling wine and whipped cream with mint. If you couldn't tell by now, I love fruit of any kind.  I never met a fruit that I didn't like, during thee summer, especially:)  I could live on fresh fruit and veggies. You could add any combination of fruit that you wanted, and this dessert would be wonderful. The presentation is gorgeous, as well as the salad. You could also use a Sparkling Water in place of the Sparkling Wine for those that don't drink alcohol, or kids.

This Drunken Fruit Salad is so easy to make, and wonderful to eat. This Drunken Fruit Salad is a good way to take your fruit and wine to an out door concert or picnic. Put your fruit salad in a large container, add the Sparkling wine, and put it in your cooler.  Then you can serve it in little plastic cups at your destination. You can also top this Fruit Salad with a dollop of Greek yogurt. if you don't have Whipped Cream.  Enjoy!

 Drunken Fruit Salad Adapted from Daphne Oz/The Chew

3 Freestone Peaches, sliced and pitted
3 Red Plums, sliced and pitted
1 mango, peeled, pitted and sliced in chunks
1 cup of Blueberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
Juice and zest of two limes
2 sprigs of thyme, leaves, only
Drizzle of honey
Whipped cream
 1 Tbsp Mint leaves, chopped
Sparkling wine, Champagne or Sparkling Water

1. Place all of the fruit in a large bowl.  Squeeze lime juice over fruit.  Add lime zest, honey and Thyme to fruit. Mix well.  Refrigerate until serving time.

2. Fold mint into Whipped cream

3. To serve, place Fruit Salad  in a wine glass.  Top each glass with Sparkling Wine or Water, and top with Whipped Cream.  Garnish with a sprig of mint.  Enjoy!

linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #28
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  1. It looks delicious, Becky. Since your temps will make their way down here later in the week, I guess I need to have this ready to go!

    1. Christiane,
      Theis summer has been brutal here, but this fruit salad is amazing, with all of the fruit and sparkling wine, and a great way to beat the heat. You can use Sparkling water for Dudette.

  2. This is the cutest name ever my friend, what an awesome twist :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Uru,
      Lots of fruit in sparkling wine, wonderful!

  3. Light and refreshing. You know this is exactly what I need. Thank you for sharing with me Becky!

  4. So perfect for this fiercely hot weather -refreshing and delicious
    Mary x

  5. Hi Becky, thank you for sharing this appetizing fruit salad. It look so refreshing and tempting.

    Have a great week ahead.


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