Margarita Fruit Appetizer

Renée G.

By
@ReneeCooks

A surprising appetizer to serve your guests. Splashes of tequila, Triple Sec and lime add a subtle kick to the mix, and any fruit-berry combination can be used; just use your imagination. The listings are merely suggestions. Serve in margarita glasses with a salt-sugar mixture around the rims. I usually serve with individual cocktail fork-picks and maybe cocktail umbrellas, if I have some... and not to worry about the liquid left in the bottom of the glass. Your guests will sip it right down, happily. Now – on to the table for the main course.


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Serves:

4 -6 (depends on size of your servings)

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2 cups strawberries, hulled, halved or quartered
1 cup fresh peach, diced
1 cup fresh mango, diced
¼ cup fresh blueberries
2 tbsp. sugar or to taste (depends on ripeness and sweetness of fruit)
1 tsp. lime zest
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. tequila
1 ½ tbsp. cointreau or triple sec (orange flavored liqueur)
salt & sugar to rim your glasses (use your own taste buds to determine the amount of each)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place your fruit and berries, sugar, lime zest, lime juice, tequila and liqueur in a large bowl; toss gently to combine. Let stand for 20 minutes for the flavors develop and sugar to dissolve. Stir again and keep covered in refrigerator until serving time.
2
Serve in margarita glasses - rub the rims with additional lime juice and dip in a salt-sugar mixture for that appealing salty sweet taste, then equally spoon the fruit mixture into the glasses.
3
NOTE: For a nonalcoholic or kid-friendly version, substitute fresh orange juice for the tequila and Triple Sec.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy