Rum soaked fruit salad cocktail is a super easy desert or treat. Ideal for those outdoor events, after you and your guests have enjoyed your grilled meats, fish and veggies. What more do you need aside from something sweet? Enter rum soaked fruit salad cocktail for the adults!


Rum Soaked Fruit Salad Cocktail by Diverse Dinners


This tasty treat is a winner! One basil leaf, fresh ripe fruit, cut into bite-size pieces when necessary, and a good dose of white rum – yum! You see, it’s a wonderful combo – dessert and cocktail in one, and only takes 5-10 minutes to create. Genius – right? 

I used seedless watermelon, mango and blackberries. The flavors go really well together, and the contrast in colors make for a stunning display when serving.  

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that Wray and Nephew (website under construction) is my rum of choice. It’s a Jamaican rum full of flavor, ridiculously strong, with a sweet finish. If you’ve never tried Wray and Nephew, I do not recommend making an introduction using this recipe. Wray and Nephew is an overproof rum, which will likely have you under its influence after just a couple of mouthfuls of fruit. Instead stick to what you know, or try a flavored rum that complements the fruit you intend to include.

I haven’t shared this recipe with my friends, but I am sure they will love this as they really enjoy food that has an intoxicating kick. If you have friends like mine, serving rum soaked fruit salad cocktail after a tasty meal, is bound to push you into the realm of king or queen of dinner parties, so remember to dust off your crown!


Rum Soaked Fruit Salad Cocktail by Diverse Dinners


Rum Soaked Fruit Salad

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes


  • 4 basil leaves
  • 4 cups of fresh and ripe mixed fruit cut into bite size pieces when necessary
  • 1 cup white rum or flavored white rum

Equipment & Utensils

  • 4 martini glasses
  • Cocktail forks or toothpicks


  • Place one basil leaf inside each martini glass.
  • Carefully fill each martini glass with 1 cup of mixed fruit, making sure to position the basil leaf in the same position in each glass, so that you can see it from the outside of the glass.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of rum on top of fruit.
  • Allow fruit to sit in rum for just two minutes then serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks.