GRAPEFRUIT AND STRAWBERRIES
Grapefruit sections and strawberries, glazed with a tequila syrup
and seasoned with fresh mint, combine deliciously for either an
appetizer or dessert.
fresh grapefruit, preferably pink, halved
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 Cup tequila
large unblemished strawberries, hulled
leaves fresh mint, chopped
mint sprigs for garnish
Using a paring knife, cut around the exposed grapefruit membrane to
remove the sections. Put sections in a bowl. Squeeze the shell to
extract the juice and pour it in a saucepan. Cut away and discard
all membrane and save the shells to serve the fruit in.
Add water and sugar to the saucepan and bring to a boil. After 3
minutes add the tequila and boil the liquids an additional 3 minutes
to make a thick sugar syrup. Do not allow the syrup to caramelize.
Cool for 5 minutes.
Cut the strawberries in half or thirds, and combine with the
grapefruit sections in a small bowl. Stir in the chopped mint. Spoon
the fruit into the reserved grapefruit shells and drizzle with
tequila syrup. Garnish each serving with a sprig of fresh mint and