Tangy Ginger-mint Fruit Cocktails

Tangy Ginger-mint Fruit Cocktails

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Fresh summer fruits in a tangy-spicy syrup. Light and refreshing as a side dish, palate cleanser, or dessert

"The fruit mixture (except the bananas) keeps nicely in the refrigerator for several days."

- promfh

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Ingredients

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1 medium Cantaloupe; - About 3 cups of balls
1/2 medium Honeydew melon; - about 1 1/2 cups
1/2 pound Grapes; - Green and red
1/2 cup Lime juice; - Fresh squeezed
2 teaspoons Lime zest; - grated
1/4 cup Honey; - or Agave necter
1/2 cup Mint; - leaves & stems, finely diced
1/2 cup Candied ginger root --; - finely diced
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2 medium Bananas; - sliced just before serving
1 bunch Mint leaves; - for garnish
2 tablespoons Candied ginger root; - in chunks, for garnish

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

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Preparation

Prepare all fruit - except bananas - by washing, peeling, and slicing into bite-size pieces. Melons may be scooped out with a melon baller, if desired. Combine fruit in a large ceramic bowl.

Mix lime juice, zest, honey, mint, and ginger together. Pour over fruit, toss, and marinate for at least six hours, chilled.

Add banana slices just prior to serving and garnish each with a mint sprig and small piece of candied ginger. If desidred you can lightly dust the banana slices with some cinnamon to highlight the appearance.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

NOTE: There is certainly a lot of room for variations. Use whatever fresh fruits are currently in season and availablr in your local market.

Adapted from Cuisine at Home, August 2010 edition.

Notes

I served these alongside hardy steak sandwiches. The light fruit and spice flavors balanced the savory sandwiches perfectly.

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Served in a martini glass photo by promfh promfh

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The fruit mixture (except the bananas) keeps nicely in the refrigerator for several days.
promfh 3 years ago
I served these alongside hardy steak sandwiches. The light fruit and spice flavors balanced the savory sandwiches perfectly. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 3 years ago
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