Boozy Fruit Salad

Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!

Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!

If you’re looking for a “lighter” dessert for your dinner party or special occasion, but one that still has a little special something then look no further than this boozy fruit salad!

You’ll be amazed at just how much flavour you can extract from some basic pieces of fruit and a can of fruit cocktail. Then of course there’s the sherry, that little “special something”. Just a little added though, that’s all that’s needed to sweeten up the syrup without overpowering the whole dish.

Of course, you can add whatever fruit you like. For example chopped strawberries would make a delightful summer addition. I like this combination because of the beautiful colours and ease to put together.

Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!

I recommend making this boozy fruit salad either the night before or the morning of the day you’re going to serve it. That way you give the fruit long enough to marinate in the syrup.

I’ve served the fruit salad with vanilla ice cream before, in fact that’s how I’ll be serving it this Christmas day!

This boozy fruit salad with vanilla ice cream or a slice of the no bake chocolate orange cheesecake are both on the menu as dessert choices. I only hope my parents aren’t reading this so that it’s still a surprise!

Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!

Actually I think they’ll struggle to decide which dessert to go for as I’ve made this one for them before and they loved it. But they also love my cheesecakes!

It may be that we have the boozy fruit salad as a first dessert after we’ve had our Christmas lunch because its not too heavy, and then later in the evening we have the cheesecake as a second whilst lazing about in front of the TV.

Ah, there’s nothing quite like Christmas Day as good excuse to have two desserts! 😆

Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!

What Fruits Can You Put In Your Boozy Fruit Salad?

Some other combinations of fruits that go well together too are :-

  • Sliced apple, chopped peach, chopped strawberry, blueberries and cherries.
  • Sliced apple, chopped banana, seedless green grapes and a can of drained mandarin oranges.
  • Chopped pineapple, chopped mango, chopped banana, chopped strawberries.

Really it’s entirely up to you what combination of fruits you put into your own boozy fruit salad. Just try them all out and make it your own.

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Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!
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Boozy Fruit Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 134 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 250 ml Water
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 400 g tin fruit cocktail in syrup
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp sweet sherry
  • 1 green apple sliced
  • 1 orange segments separated
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 75 g purple stoneless grapes halved
Instructions
  1. Put water with the cinnamon stick into a pan.
  2. Place the pan on stove and gently heat the mixture until it’s simmering then stir in the sugar until its dissolved. Continue stirring until the liquid resembles a syrup consistency.
  3. Remove from heat, add the syrup (don’t throw out the fruit!) from tinned fruit cocktail. Strain this liquid, remove and discard cinnamon stick and allow to cool. Then pour into a glass serving bowl.
  4. Add tinned fruit, lemon juice, sherry, sliced apple, orange segments, sliced banana and halved grapes to the liquid.
  5. Cover and store in the fridge until required for serving.
Recipe Notes

I recommend making this a few hours before required so the fruit has long enough time to marinate in the syrup.

Nutrition Facts
Boozy Fruit Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Sodium 4.6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 33.6g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 24g
Protein 0.8g 2%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!

Well folks, I’m pretty sure that you’ll love this simple boozy fruit salad recipe. When you make it, let me know what you think in the comments below!

So, we’ve just one more recipe to go on Neil’s Healthy Meals before Christmas. On Thursday I’ll be bringing you a fantastic seasonal creamy cauliflower and cumin soup recipe. One that will go perfectly as a starter to your Christmas Day feast or as a supper on Christmas Eve if you’re heading out.

Thanks for spending your time here with me today and I hope you’ll do the same too on Thursday!

Catch you then. 😉

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Boozy fruit salad is sure to add a little extra spice to that special occasion. This simple but delicious fruit salad has a secret ingredient in the syrup which makes the fruit sing!

Comments

  1. We all need some BOOZE during this time of year – why not pretend to eat fruit salad…. While you get DRUNK!? LOL!
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  2. Haha Neil, the fruit won’t be the only ones singing with this recipe. I think I need to try out this recipe a couple of times before Christmas…you know just to make sure that I get it right ; )

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      That is such a good idea Ashika, you should try this recipe out several times just to make sure it has the right amount of FRUIT in! 😆

  3. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    Interesting! I love adding some booze in food, but I don’t think I’ve ever infused a fruit salad. I think this is pretty lovely idea for the holiday season – delicious and rather light (Thus, there would be the room for more cookies and cheesecakes:)

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I think this is the perfect “healthyish” end to our Christmas Day lunch Ben. 🙂

      Then, as you say, later we will be feasting on that cheesecake I mentioned and plenty of other things too because we’ll have the space to do so!

  4. Haha! I totally agree with your thoughts about two desserts on Christmas Day! 🙂 I love just spending the whole day hanging out with family and eating delicious food. Speaking of delicious, this fruit salad sounds amazing. That marinade sounds like something I want to pour into a cocktail glass and sip on by the fire…haha! And serving this with vanilla ice cream? Yes, please!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      You beat me there David by having a fire to sit beside. My brother has a fire and it definitely adds to that proper Christmas feeling.

      Just got my vanilla ice cream recipe out all ready for making some to go with this boozy fruit salad. Feel free to pop by for some……. 😉

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