Get creative with fruit this summer, and use it in everything from appetizers and salads to cocktails and desserts.
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Mini Strawberry Shortcakes
Instead of biscuits or shortbread, this sweet concoction uses packaged ladyfingers, which give it a light texture that's good on blazing days. Individual desserts are easy to serve—no cutting or scooping—and easy to eat. (They'll disappear in a flash!)
This punch, with a blend of pineapple, mango, guava, and apple juices, will make you feel like you are in the tropics. A final touch of sparkling wine makes it crisp and refreshing, perfect for a party or morning brunch.