Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Fruit Gimlet

A fresh fruit starter is always a treat and this one with a touch of gin or cane spirit takes fruit salad a step forward. Cane is always available in Zimbabwe and so is the ideal spirit to use. This gimlet may be made with papaya only, but we served it using a combination of fresh fruits and it was a most delightful first course. For striking effects use champagne glasses or any attractive wine glasses for fruit cups-and chill them thoroughly. Fill 8 champagne glasses with balls or squares of fruit from melon, watermelon, papaya, pineapple,kiwi fruit - singly or in combination (1/2 cup fruit per person). Sprinkle each with 1/2 tsp. CRYSTALLIZED GINGER, finely chopped. Pour over: 1 Tbs. GIN or CANE SPIRIT 1 Tbs. LIME or LEMON JUICE and 1 tsp. BROWN SUGAR. Garnish with MINT SPRIGS.
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