Mojito Fruit Cocktail



Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means warm weather and fun times with friends and family, usually in the form of a cookout where I’m from. While grilled meats and skewered veggies plus cold beer are standard fair—oh and seemingly all the potato chips in the world (hey, it’s a very American holiday)—I like to bring something fresh and zesty to the party that cuts through all the fat.

This year I’m sharing a side dish that is for adults only. It’s a Mojito Fruit Salad that’s full of flavor and spiked with a little rum, all to mimic the refreshing minty taste of an actual mojito but with more nutrients and health benefits than an actual cocktail. If you’re hosting kids, just make sure to let the adults know you’ve spiked the fruit cocktail.

Mojito Fruit Cocktail


  • 5-6 cups chopped fruit (I love a combination of watermelon, honeydew melon, raspberries and blueberries)
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • juice of one lime (more to taste as needed)
  • 2-4 tablespoons white rum

Toss the ingredients together in a large bowl and let marinate in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Enjoy!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.