80 Proof Melon

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Ever since I brought Watermelon Vodka Hose Down to Jaime’s White Trash party, I’ve been craving spiked fruit. It makes so much sense to get a daily serving of fruit while getting a daily serving of spirits. Alcohol is in the food pyramid right – just below grains?
Watermelon with fancy sticks for the children and a spritzer of vodka for the parents.
Erin demonstrates while carrying around a tiny baby in her back pocket.

My Sunset magazine arrived and it never disappoints with fresh, inventive recipes and such was the case for the August issue that offered Fruit Cocktail with Margarita Dressing. I modified it slightly, using just the fruit I had on hand and I made our cocktail ration greater that the demure recipe suggested. This might be the only way I can get Dan, my husband, to eat fruit.

Spiked Fruit (recipe) 2 servings

7-8 melon sticks per serving (can use berries, mango and jicama)
Zest and fruit of one lime
3 T. tequila
3 T. agave nectar or honey
Arrange the fruit in a cocktail glass. Mix the zest, juice, tequila and nectar and pour over two fruit servings. Add one ice cube to the cocktail. And serve.


1 Comment

  1. Doctor April says Aug 11th 2010 5:58 am

    I don't know that alcohol is on the food pyramid BUT every observational study of alcohol shows decreased cardiovascular disease in drinkers compared to non-drinkers!!

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