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Fruit cocktail

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Cocktails made of a combination of fruits are often served as the first course of a meal,  usually a luncheon or a dinner, to precede the soup course. In warm weather, they are an  excellent substitute for heavy cocktails made of lobster or crab, and they may even be  used to replace the soup course. The fruits used for this purpose should be the more  acid ones, for the acids and flavors are intended to serve as an appetizer, or the same  purpose for which the hot and highly seasoned soups are taken. Fruit cocktails should always be served ice cold. 
A fruit cocktail proper is made by combining a number of different kinds of fruit, such as bananas, pineapple, oranges, and maraschino cherries. Such a cocktail is served in a stemmed glass set on a small plate. Nothing more delicious than this can be prepared for the first course of a dinner or a luncheon that is to be served daintily. Its advantage is that it can be made at almost any season of the year with these particular fruits. 
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Summer cocktail

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As strawberries and pineapples can be obtained fresh at the same time during the summer,  they are often used together in a cocktail. When sweetened slightly with powdered sugar  and allowed to become ice cold, these fruits make a delicious combination.  Ingredients:
2 c. diced fresh pineapple  2 c. sliced strawberries Powdered sugar 

Grapefruit cocktail.

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The cocktail here explained may be served in stemmed glasses or in the shells of the  grapefruit. If the fruit shells are to be used, the grapefruit should be cut into two parts,  half way between the blossom and the stem ends, the fruit removed, and the edges of the shell  then notched. This plan of serving a cocktail should be adopted only when small grapefruits  are used, for if the shells are large more fruit will have to be used than is agreeable for  a cocktail. 
Ingredients:
2 grapefruits  2 oranges  1 c. diced pineapple, fresh or canned Powdered sugar 

Blackberry-Mint Julep

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Fruit cocktails should always be served ice cold.


Ingredients Small ice cubes1/4 cup blackberries, plus 1 blackberry for garnish 2 tablespoons mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 ounces bourbon