People have been mixing fruits with spirits since the first drop of liquor came out of the still. Rich in natural sugars, fruits can help to make spirits more palatable. But make no mistake. A fruity cocktail does not always make for an overly sweet drink.
There are thousands of different species of fruits in the world, each with varying amounts and types of natural sugars, and their own unique flavor profiles. After all, anyone who has tried papaya and watermelon knows that they are very different fruits, even though they are both from the melon family. And of course the durian is in a category of its own!
Check out these 9 delectable drinks and discover just how versatile the world of fruit-forward cocktails can be!