Cooking With Spirits - Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad

As the days grow longer and warmer, our cravings shift towards light and refreshing dishes that capture the essence of summer. If you're looking to add a splash of excitement to your seasonal menu, look no further than this vibrant and zesty Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad. Perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests, this recipe is a delightful fusion of fresh fruits and a tangy tequila-lime syrup. Let's dive into how to make this irresistible dish!


- 3/4 cup sugar

- 1/4 cup water

- 1/4 cup lime juice

- 3 tablespoons tequila (or additional lime juice for a non-alcoholic version)

- 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple

- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

- 2 cups chopped peeled kiwifruit

- 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
  1. Once cooled, stir in the lime juice and tequila, creating a flavorful syrup that will infuse your fruit salad with a burst of citrusy goodness and a hint of tequila's warmth.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cubed pineapple, sliced strawberries, chopped kiwifruit, and halved red grapes. This colorful medley of fruits provides a variety of textures and flavors, ensuring each bite is a delightful surprise.
  1. Drizzle the tequila-lime syrup over the fruit mixture, ensuring that all the fruits are evenly coated. Use a gentle tossing motion to combine the syrup with the fruits, ensuring they are well coated without becoming mushy.
  1. Once the fruits are evenly coated with the syrup, cover the bowl and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together and the fruits to chill to perfection.
  1. Before serving, give the fruit salad a final gentle toss to redistribute the syrup and ensure each bite is bursting with flavor. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a wedge of lime for an extra touch of elegance.
  1. Serve the Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad chilled, either as a refreshing side dish or a light dessert option. Watch as your guests marvel at the vibrant colors and savor the tantalizing flavors of this summer sensation.


With its irresistible combination of fresh fruits and a zesty tequila-lime syrup, this fruit salad is guaranteed to be a hit at your next summer gathering. Whether you're lounging by the pool, hosting a barbecue, or enjoying a picnic in the park, this dish is sure to elevate your culinary repertoire and leave a lasting impression on everyone who tries it. So go ahead, embrace the flavors of summer and treat yourself to a taste of paradise with this delightful Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad. Cheers to good food, good company, and the simple joys of summertime!

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