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. A Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad was the answer!Boozy Hurricane Fresh Fruit Salad is perfect for your #MardiGras party!Click To Tweet
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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- 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 fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/8 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 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.
Liquid can be drained from fruit after marinating if desired. The longer it marinates the stronger the rum flavor.
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!