This boozy Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad makes the perfect accompaniment to your Mardi Gras party or any meal worth celebrating!
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with a Hurricane? If you answered Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad, you would be correct! You would also be the hit of the party.
Mardi Gras will soon be upon us and I just can’t let a celebration go by without raising the proverbial mug and declaring Cheers! Instead of a mug, I’m raising the Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad bowl.
When I posted the Shrimp, Duck Andouille Gumbo, also in celebration of Mardi Gras, I talked about how we look for any reason to celebrate.
So, when I was trying to come up with a recipe to celebrate this year, I kept thinking of the popular Hurricane drink that everyone enjoys on Bourbon Street in New Orleans Louisiana.
Mardi Gras Party Food
A Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad was the answer! Boozy Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad is perfect for your Mardi Gras party!
When I put it together, I wanted the bright colors that represent Mardi Gras. This salad is fresh, naturally sweet, and a little boozy. It would compliment a jambalaya, gumbo, or other savory dishes perfectly and would be a hit at any celebration.
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Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe
- 10-12 cups fresh fruit cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1-1/2 ounces dark rum
- 1-1/2 ounces light rum
- 1/4 cup orange juice Fresh Squeezed
- 1/8 cup lime juice Fresh Squeezed
- 1/4 cup honey
- Maraschino Cherries
- In a small sized bowl mix rum, orange juice, lime juice, and honey.
- Pour liquid over fruit.
- Cover and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Stir and garnish with Maraschino cherries before serving.
You can, of course, leave out the booze and it will still be a delicious salad but I hope you will join me in celebrating Mardi Gras this year by raising this boozy Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad bowl too! Cheers!
Here are a couple more recipes perfect for Mardi Gras!
It’s always fun to share so let’s head over to Fiesta Friday!