Make your guests homemade fruity and boozy centerpieces

a shot in a slice.
Photos by Jenny Heath

Kyle and Drew had a decidedly boozy take on centerpieces by preserving fruit in different kinds of liquor. The result was a sweet and strong centerpiece ripe for eating and taking home. Here's how they did it:

Two months prior to the ceremony, we bought a variety of fruit at the local farmers' market and a bunch of booze (whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum) and made about 20-25 mason jars of alcohol-preserved fruit. We stuck bamboo skewers on the top of the jars we placed in the middle of the tables, and let guests pick at it as they pleased, and take home whatever jars they liked.

Boozy fruit: help yourself!

I also had to snag what they wrote as the Flickr caption on this one — hilarious. Boozy fruit: it gets right to ya.

Two+ months of preservation techniques made 20 pints of various fruit and booze and spice and sugar and … yeah. Tasty take home centerpieces that are both fabulous and functional, and will fu…feel good after eating.

If this doesn't make you want to read more about Kyle and Drew, I don't know what will.

  1. Boozy fruit is a great idea, I make it as gifts (and for the home) often, the booze ends up being the best part (in my opinion) because it becomes deliciously infused with fruit (it ends up tasting fruitier than the fruit bits do often). Perfect for cocktails. If one is having a fall wedding, I high recommend trying apples and/or peaches preserved in a honey whiskey (Jack Daniels Honey Reserve is what I use), with a cinnamon stick (or a piece of one, it gets pretty strong) thrown it. The combination is perfect for crisp fall nights (especially added to hot apple cider), and the apple bits taste great over icecream or baked with uninfused apples into an apple crisp!

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  2. What a great idea! makes a change from the norm, i have a Halloween party coming up and maybe i could integrate this idea with a Halloween twist, what would you suggest?

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