This past Saturday, we hosted brunch with some of our friends at our house. As always, there was WAY too much food 🙂 But that’s why it’s so great.
I love brunch. Although it’s very rare that I actually indulge in brunch, I just love it. I had a blast thinking about the menu, setting up a “make your own” mimosa bar, and making mini Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwiches. But I wanted to change up the fruit selection a bit, so I made one of my favorite staples – boozy berries and some fresh whipped cream. This recipe is great for brunch, but also great for a light dessert after a big meal.
- 1 large package of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a mix of all berries
- 2 shots triple sec
- 1 shot silver tequila
- 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
- 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar (depending on how sweet you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
Wash, dry, and cut your berries. To marinate them, put in a bowl and pour the triple sec and tequila over them. Stir thoroughly. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
Now it’s time to make the fresh whipped cream. In the metal bowl (either a kitchen aid mixer or a hand-mixer will do), pour in the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla and mix on high for about 2-3 minutes until it reaches a fluffy consistency. Remove and put aside. I like to put it in a pretty bowl so people can also use it in coffee, over french toast, etc.
To serve, place a big spoonful of berries in a small cup and drop a large dollop of fresh whipped cream over the berries. And serve! Easy, right?