Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Brandy Syrup

strawberry and blueberry fruit salad Hosting a dinner party is a bit of a challenge for me.  That’s because I usually like to make everything myself – from the appetizers to dessert! Recently, we hosted a dinner party with two of our guests who are gluten intolerant.  I came up with the appetizers, first course and main course just fine.  But when it came to dessert ideas, I came up short.  I could have baked something, but who wants to turn on the oven on a hot summer day?  And to top it off, what do I bake? Do I go out and buy all kinds of gluten free flour or whip up a pavlova (right…like that’s easy) or serve them good old ice cream? Well, since it’s summertime and berries are in season, I decided to make a fruit salad consisting of, you guessed it,  strawberries and blueberries! And because everyone I invited is an adult, we added a little something something to the mix – brandy! That’s right my friends, this is an adult only fruit party! Having a bottle of brandy in your liquor cabinet comes in handy (thank you lady who keeps giving me bottles of brandy as gifts when I don’t even drink brandy at all).   So I served our guests strawberry and blueberry fruit salad with honey, mint and brandy syrup.  And everyone loved it! I served it by itself, but you can easily serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream or even custard.  The recipe was so easy and fuss free that I served it again the next time we had company over.  So if you want a make ahead, fuss free, crowd pleasing, summertime dessert, try out this recipe:

Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Brandy Syrup
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of strawberries
  • 2 pounds of blueberries
  • 3 to 5 sprigs of mint
  • 2 tablespoons of brandy
  • 3-4 tablespoons of honey
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine your honey and brandy together.
  2. In a large bowl, throw in the blueberries, strawberries and torn mint leaves.
  3. Toss fruit salad with your honey and brandy dressing.
  4. Let your fruit salad sit in the fridge for about 2 hours or even overnight.

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Comments

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      Hello there! I think this fruit salad may be our go to dessert for our GF friends! Thanks so much for stopping by !

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