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.