Anne Burrell’s Macedonia Fruit Cocktail

For this Macedonia cocktail, you can use any kind of fruit you want - whatever you have in the house, or what looks best at the farmers market. No matter what you use, the key to this recipe is to keep it really cold so you get the refreshing and palate-cleansing taste.

Recipe from Own Your Kitchen by Anne Burrell and Suzanne Lenzer

2 cups sugar
Zest of 1 lemon, removed in large strips with a peeler
4 cups assorted summer fruit
8 fresh mint leaves, cut into chiffonade just before serving
1 pint lemon sorbet

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar with 2 cups water and the lemon zest. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and let cool. When the syrup is cool, remove the lemon zest.


2. Transfer the syrup to a large mixing bowl, add the fruit and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


3. Ladle the fruit into the individual serving bowls and sprinkle with the mint.


4. Nestle a scoop of lemon sorbet in each dish of fruit. Serve cold!