Sangria, mojitos,and daiquiris are the drinks that sing summertime to me. Instead of serving up these warm-weather cocktails in a boring old glass (so last year!), take a visit to your farmer’s market or grocery store for party cup inspiration.
The directions for these edible cups are easy enough: Simply chop off the top of the fruit, score a circle with a paring knife and scoop out the flesh. Don’t worry about it being too perfect—just make sure you don’t make any extraneous slits on the exterior of your fruit cup, or it just might spring a leak!
My favorite fruits that are up to the task are:
Try serving your favorite sangria in an apple cup. If you’re one of those people (like me) who enjoy eating sangria-soaked fruit once you’re done with the drink, this takes it to a new level. Check out my Easy Last-Minute Sangria recipe if you’re short on time, but want big taste!
A hollowed-out strawberry is the perfect vessel for a strawberry daiquiri “shot.” For a non-alchoholic or kid-friendly option, try a Strawberry Smoothie recipe instead. Aim for a thicker consistency (think frozen banana instead of ice) so that your concoction stays put.
This classic symbol of all things tiki just yearns for a rum-based drink. Turn this idea on its head (literally) by creating a pineapple “goblet.” The hardy leaves will act as the stem of your glass (trim the pointy ends, to spare your guests’ tender fingers). Just make sure your fruit-to-leaf ratio works: If there’s too much pineapple on top, your goblet will likely tip over and find its way to the floor. If you’re looking for a particularly uber-tropical drink experience, try a Kiwi-Lime Rum Slush. Your taste buds will love you.
Okay, you got me. Peppers aren’t technically fruit. But they’re still in the edible cups category. My husband favors not-too-sweet drinks in the summer, so a Classic Bloody Mary is his cocktail of choice, and a pepper cup is the perfect vessel. (Bonus: the man in your life will definitely feel less girly drinking from a vegetable rather than a fruit.)
Get Your Party Fruit Cup On!
Here are the drinks we recommended, but remember, Tablespoon’s full of fabulous cocktail ideas! Now go fix yourself a cocktail and get outside!
Easy Last-Minute Sangria (featured)