White Wine Drenched Fruit Salad; for an adult take on fruit salad fresh fruit is tossed in a delicious white wine simple syrup .

How about a little boozy fruit to start your week?

The very first time I had this salad was at a wedding shower. The glass bowl was appropriately labeled “Grownup Fruit Salad” and I was really confused because I saw strawberries, grapes, blueberries, nothing out of the norm. I asked a friend of mine what gives? She said it was drizzled with some kind of wine concoction.

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Ummm yes please!

When I got to the end of my bowl of White Wine Drenched Fruit Salad, I looked to the left… then to the right. And when the coast was clear I drank the wine in the bottom of my dixie cup. Then I contemplated stealing all the cups scattered on the surrounding tables. Hey I’m not above it, but I didn’t want to be looked at as “that girl” {but in a way I sorta wished I kinda was}.

You really could use any fruit your heart desired; pineapple, grapes, kiwi, whatever!

Can you really go wrong with wine-drenched ANYTHING amiright?

First, start making the wine simple syrup by dumping in a quarter cup of sugar. Yeah you heard right… WINE simple syrup… it’s the shizz.

Like every single time I open a bottle with a “real” corkI always start off thinking I aimed dead center…

Then I start to open the wine. Simple huh?

I have corkscrew issues. No matter how hard I try to center it…

Then inevitably this happens. Every. Single. Time. But hey, I’m a pro at getting the remaining mutilated cork out of the bottle. Winner.

Next, measure out a cup of wine. The wine I am using was given to me as a gift. It also so happens to be a local wine and doesn’t specify what kind of white it is. On the back it said with hints of melon and floral notes, so I thought this will do. However always use a wine you’d drink and that’s not too overly sweet.

Then, over medium-low heat, stir the sugar into the wine over until the sugar dissolves {do NOT boil}. Immediately remove it off of the heat and let it cool.

First, wash the blueberries and measure out 3/4 of a cup.

Then, rinse off the strawberries too. Trim off the green tops and quarter up about 10 medium sized strawberries.

Then add about 1-1/2 cups each of honeydew melon and cantaloupe into a large mixing bowl.

Next add in the berries.

Then rinse off the 6-8 large leaves of mint. Stack, roll and slice thin.

Next, sprinkle it into the fruit bowl.

Then toss to combine.

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Lastly, drizzle with a little or a lot of the wine syrup.

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Serve up the White Wine Drenched Fruit Salad in fun small glasses or plates, and savor the flavor! Fruit just got A LOT better :)! Happy Monday!

Enjoy!

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White Wine Drenched Fruit Salad
Yield: 4-6 servings depending

White Wine Drenched Fruit Salad

White Wine Drenched Fruit Salad; fresh fruit is tossed in a delicious white wine simple syrup for an adult take on fruit salad.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup white wine (use one you love to sip)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 6-8 large fresh mint leaves, rolled and sliced thin

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan add the 1/4 cup of sugar and the cup of white wine. Stir over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves into the wine. Remove and let cool. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Combine desired fruit and sliced mint in a large bowl. Chill until ready to serve. Dish the fruit salad into cute little cups or bowls and drizzle with the wine syrup just before serving.

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