Fruit Cocktail Drink (Coquetel de Frutas): Bliss in a cup!

What a hot and stressful day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To refresh myself and clear my mind, I made what in Brazil we call coquetel de frutas, which means literally fruit cocktail.

Because I rarely drink alcohol, I made mine virgin.

I basically blended tropical fruits with berries and condensed milk… and in just a few minutes, heaven in a cup was ready.

How I love this kind of treat: quick, easy, and delicious (QED) — just like the many other recipes that can be found in the “QED” section of this blog.

I cannot have enough of these recipes.   They are such bliss on troublesome days.  If you have some favorites of your own, you will know exactly what I am talking about.  If you don’t, I invite you to make one of these virgin drinks for yourself, sit in a cool place, and relax.  Ahhhhhh….

Enjoy the moment!

Fruit Cocktail Drink

Yield: About 3 cups

Segment: Brazilian Cuisine

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh or frozen berry blend (strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry)

1 cup fresh papaya, peeled, deseeded, and cubed

1 cup fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cubed

3/4 cup fresh orange juice

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/3 cup granulated sugar

Ice cubes

2 tablespoons cachaça or rum, for the non-virgin version (optional)

3 tablespoons groselha syrup (optional)**

** This is a syrup made of red currants, which is highly regarded by Brazilians and the Portuguese.

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender — except the groselha syrup– until well mixed and creamy, and then, strain.  Pour 1 tablespoon of groselha syrup into the bottom of each cup, swirl, pour in the fruit cocktail, and then serve chilled.

Note: There are many varied recipes for fruit cocktail in Brazil.  You can personalize yours by blending together condensed milk with fresh or frozen fruits of your preference (always combining neutral with acidic fruits) or even fruit juices.  Other optional ingredients include a little bit of heavy cream, or for a non-virgin version, alcohol.

You might also like:

Coffee with Guaraná 

Caipirinha/Tangiroska

Açaí MilkShake

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Receita em Português:

Coquetel de Frutas

Rendimento: Aproximadamente 3 copos de 250 ml

Ingredientes:

2 xícaras de frutas vermelhas (morango, amora e/ou framboesa)

1 xícara de mamão, descascado, sem sementes e cortado em cubos

1 xícara de abacaxi, descascado e cortado em cubos

3/4 xícara de suco de laranja

2 colheres de sopa de suco de limão

3/4 xícara de leite condensado

1/3 xícara de açúcar granulado

Gelo picado à gosto

2 colheres de sopa de cachaça, somente para a versão alcoólica (opcional)

3 colheres de sopa de xarope de groselha (opcional)

Modo de Preparo:

Bata bem todos os ingredientes no liquidificador (exceto o xarope de groselha) e coe. Coloque 1 colher de sopa de xarope de groselha dentro de cada copo e despeje o coquetel. Sirva gelado.

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6 Responses to Fruit Cocktail Drink (Coquetel de Frutas): Bliss in a cup!

  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook June 2, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    It was such a warm day today and this cocktail would have been a nice Friday treat. Well, that’s me saying who is not much of a drinker!! This must be a delicious one with all the fruits in it. I LOVE fruity drinks and that’s pretty much what I like in terms of alcohol. :-) Lovely presentation too!

    • Denise Browning June 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Thanks so much, Nami! It is always a delight have you visiting me here. I love this drink! Mine is always without alcohol or virgin — like we say in Brazil. Have a great weekend!

  2. Cookin Canuck January 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    This really does look blissful! Our yard is covered in snow, but I’m going to do my best to imagine myself sitting on a warm beach, with one of these drinks in my hand.

    • Denise Browning January 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Dara! This is a very popular drink in my tropical country.
      But my hubby and I love it so much that we drink it even on cold days.
      Foodista gave me an award for it which made me very happy. :) Well, have a cozy winter day!!!

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