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Boozy Fruit Cocktail with Gin & Mint

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Cool, refreshing and a little kicked up! This Boozy Fruit Cocktail is the perfect summer dessert or brunch starter for the 21-and-over crowd!

Two colorful Boozy Fruit Cocktails served in martini glasses with a bottle of gin in the background.

When you’re looking to impress, but you don’t have a lot of time to spend, you need to whip up a Boozy Fruit Cocktail, or two.

They’re colorful, naturally sweet, and look very elegant when served in a few of your favorite cocktail glasses.

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Overhead photo of two martini glasses filled with colorful Boozy Fruit Cocktail

The ingredients:

The selection of fruits and berries I chose to use in my adult fruit cocktail are blueberries, cherries (pits removed and halved), watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and strawberries.

But feel free to use whatever fruit is in season, or ones that are your favorites.

For each cocktail, I used roughly 1 cup of the mixed fruits and berries along with a ½ shot of gin, some fresh mint leaves, and a splash of pure vanilla extract for some extra added interest and flavor.

Eat the rainbow!

The thing that excites me the most about this Boozy Fruit Cocktail, besides the gin of course (hehe), is how colorful and visually appealing it is.

I honestly find it hard to rip my eyes away from Mother Nature’s perfection when it comes to the colors she gifts us with every single day, and in every single way!

Closeup overhead photo of Boozy Fruit Cocktail with cherries, pineapple, watermelon & blueberries in a martini glass on a sliver tray.
An overhead photo of two martini glasses filled with Boozy Fruit Cocktail with Gin & Mint

The easy presentation:

To prepare this dessert, I mixed all the fruit, alcohol, and vanilla extract in a bowl and carefully spooned the Boozy Fruit Cocktail into the martini glasses for an elegant presentation.

If you don’t have martini glasses, don’t fret. Wine glasses, rocks glasses, or even Margarita glasses will also look really striking.

And, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, if you’re using Margarita glasses, you might want to swap out tequila for the gin. Woo Hoo! That would also be delicious! 

But IF you’re doing that, then don’t forget to lightly salt the rim of the glasses because if you’ve never tried fruit with a light pinch of salt, you don’t know what you’re missing!!

A closeup vertical photo of a martini glass filled with Boozy Fruit Cocktail with Gin & Mint on a sliver tray.

Does booze need to be added to this recipe?

Nope!

Special Note – If you’re interested in making this recipe but don’t want to use any booze, why not use a little ginger-ale or cream soda in place of the gin? This way anyone, of any age, can enjoy this luscious fresh fruit dessert.

Tow martini glasses filled Boozy Fruit Cocktail with Watermelon, Gin, Mint & Cherries

More recipes with fresh fruit:

Easy Lemon Ricotta Cake with Fresh Blueberries (pictured below)

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries is an easy cake to make. It has a creamy texture, a light lemony flavor, and it takes advantage of springtime’s bounty of beautiful blueberries.

Avocado Mango Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Pudding

Low Sugar Mixed Berry Sorbet (pictured below)

A delicious combination of Mother Nature’s finest summer berries is pureed and then frozen, into this luscious and healthy low sugar Mixed Berry Sorbet.

Frozen Mixed Berry Sorbet

Cherry Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Strawberry Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad with Blueberries & Sweet Corn (pictured below)

Surprise Chilled Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn & Blueberries may be a little unexpected, but after your first bite, you’ll keep coming back for more!

Surprise Chilled Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn and Blueberries

Other fabulous gin recipes:

Bon Appetite – 14 recipes with gin that aren’t just gin and tonics

Serious Eats – 15 cocktails to make with gin

The Hungry Mouse – Homemade gin infusion

Want to make homemade gin?

Below are a few Amazon affiliate links below if you’re interested in ordering some juniper berries, along with some links for various glassware items you may like.

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s boozy fruit cocktail with gin and mint.

Yield: 2 servings

Boozy Fruit Cocktail with Gin & Mint

Boozy Fruit Cocktail with Gin & Mint

Cool, refreshing and a little kicked up! This Boozy Fruit Cocktail is the perfect summer dessert for the over 21 crowd!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup watermelon chunks, cut into ½" pieces
  • ¼ cup pineapple chunks, cut into ½" pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cantaloupe chunks, cut into ½" pieces
  • ¼ cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup halved, or quartered strawberries, hulled
  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon fresh mint, sliced thinly, plus additional whole leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl (except for garnish) and gently mix.
  2. Spoon the fruit and liquid into 2 serving vessels of your choice.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired.
  4. Chill until ready to serve.

Notes

Special Note - To make this recipe without the alcohol, swap out ginger-ale or cream soda for the gin.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Jenn

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

I'm OBSESSED with this boozy fruit cocktail! Such a fun and refreshing recipe - thank you!

Renée

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Glad you hear it, Jenn. I'm obsessed too!

Jessica

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

This was a genius idea! When I told my book club I was bringing fruit cocktail that thought I was pretty boring, but I showed up with this and they were like WHOA!

Renée

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

I love the thought of surprising book club with this boozy fruit cocktail! Great idea, Jessica!

Claire

Monday 26th of June 2017

It would be perfect for summer

Jenny | Honey and Birch

Tuesday 6th of June 2017

I want to put this on my next BBQ menu!

Renée

Thursday 15th of June 2017

I think you should!

The Little Epicurean

Monday 5th of June 2017

Boozy fruit cocktail?! I can't believe I've never tried this. Sounds like the perfect summer dessert!

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