First Yard Line Fruit Salad with Tequila and Lime

Pat T posted 01-21-99

First Yard Line Fruit Salad with Tequila and Lime

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 to 3 Tblsp. tequila
3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 pints fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 lb. green seedless grapes
2 pink grapefruits, sectioned
2 navel oranges, sectioned
4 kiwis, peeled and cut into chunks
2 ripe mangoes, peeld and cut into chunks
1 tsp. grated lime peel

Make syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice and tequila. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate 2 hours, until cold.

Meanwhile, combine pineapple, strawberries, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, kiwis, and mangoes in a large serving bowl; stir gently to combine. (Can be made ahead. Refrigerate up to 2 hours.) Just before serving, stir lime peel into syrup, and drizzle syrup over fruit.

Makes 10 servings. (12 cups).

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