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.
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.
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.
NOTE: For a nonalcoholic or kid-friendly version, substitute fresh orange juice for the tequila and Triple Sec.