Margarita Fruit Appetizer

Renée G.


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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4 -6 (depends on size of your servings)


No-Cook or Other


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

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.

About this Recipe

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