1 (16-oz.) can figs in heavy syrup
1 (8.5-oz.) can sliced peaches, (in lite syrup or fruit juice)
1 (8.5-oz.) can apricot halves, (in light syrup or fruit juice)
1 (8.5-oz.) can dark sweet cherries, (in light syrup or fruit juice)
1 (8.5-oz.) can tropical fruits in juice
1 (8.5-oz.) can pineapple chunks in juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, (plus sprigs for garnish)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh gingerroot
1 bottle seltzer water, (as needed)
Total time: 15 mins
1.Drain fruits, but reserve 1 cup liquid from any of fruits packed in juice or lite syrup. In large bowl, combine reserved liquid, lemon juice, chopped mint and ginger. Add fruits, stirring to blend with liquid. Refrigerate 1 to 3 hours to blend flavors.
2.Just before serving, add splash of seltzer water into fruits. Spoon into individual dishes or stemmed goblets. Garnish with mint sprigs. Serve almonds on the side for garnish, if desired.