Total Time
24hrs 10mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from the May 1991 issue of Gourmet Magazine. The magazine suggests serving this as part of a southern inspired brunch. You will need to allow yourself enough time to make a sugar syrup and allow it to cool (You could do this the day before.) Allow the fruit to marinate in the bourbon mixture for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup sugar
  • 23 cup water
  • 12 cup Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint, minced
  • 4 cups fresh fruit, such as orange sections, seedless grapes, sliced strawberries and sliced peaches
  • mint sprig (to garnish)


  1. In a small saucepan comine the sugar and the water. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is disolved, and simmer it for 4 minutes. Let the sugar syrup cool.
  2. In a large bowl, stir togehter the sugar syrup, bourbon, minced mint and the fruit, and chill the fruit, covered, stirring it 2 or 3 times, for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. For service, garnish the fruit with the mint sprigs.