- Peel a cantaloupe (melon) and cut it in wedges of 2-3 centimeters thick. You can use other fruit, especially those that are not tasty enough on their own.
- Make a thick syrup of equal parts of sugar and water. This means you would have to heat up the two
- Throw in the cantaloupe wedges and boil for a few minutes until the fruit is softened somewhat
- When the mixture is cool enough to handle, divide the wedges in sterilized (previously used) glass jars and fill up to 2/3 with the syrup
- Fill to the top with orange Curacao liqueur, preferably the authentic one
- Serve at room temperature with your best local ice cream
Colorful tropical fruit steeped in rum also makes for a nice gift, drink and fruit. Red hot peppers in rum makes for a nice hot gift. Both ideas are from Steven Raichlin’s The Caribbean Pantry Cookbook.