We are trying to enjoy every last drop of summer here, and living in South Florida makes that a bit easier to do. Labor Day weekend is almost here and it is a big deal in my family. We always make sure to take off work that Monday and make plans with everyone. Sometimes we go away for the weekend, other times we all stay nearby… but whatever we end up doing it is always a BIG crowd!
If you have ever soaked fruit in straight alcohol before, you know they taste pretty strong. (even if you add sugar to the mixture) I wanted a dessert that had the bite from alcohol and was a fun treat for adults, but I also needed it to taste really good! Mike’s Hard Lemonade is perfect since you can definitely taste the alcohol, but the fruit also takes on the delicious flavoring of the drink. The carbonation also helps the fruit to break down a bit, which makes it super delish.
For this recipe you will need: (for a 6 person serving)
6-pack of Mike’s Hard Blackberry Lemonade
2 containers strawberries
3 containers blackberries
1 small bunch of green grapes
1 container of Cool Whip (or any whipped topping of choice, pudding would also work well)
1. Chop up all the fruit into small piece. I did the peaches in small squares, cut the strawberries and grapes in fourths and the blackberries in half.
2. Put the fruit in a large container that has a top and cover the fruit with Mike’s. (The fruit should be swimming in it!!)
3. Wait. Overnight is best, but after 4 or 5 hours the fruit takes on a good flavor.
4. Create your parfait alternating the fruit mixture and the cool whip in a small plastic cup or in individual parfait or trifle dishes. (I got the mini trifle dishes I used here at Ikea, they were only $1.50 each!)
5. Spoon some of the drink mixture on top.
|My husband and I ate these ‘photo’ props in about 5 minutes flat|
This boozy fruit mixture would also be great on top of ice cream! Also, if you have any leftovers… you can enjoy a blackberry sangria-esque cocktail! You can use any combination of fruit you would like, but I do recommend using fresh, not frozen, fruit. It takes on the flavor better.
Do you have a favorite “grown-up only” dessert? I love finding fun new recipes to try… and I know this one is going to be a huge hit with my family!