Tutti Frutti, now a description of gum, originally referred to a syrupy topping made of fruits macerated and aged in an alcoholic beverage. Was it:
A. Peaches and red currants steeped in Beaujolais
B. Assorted fruits saturated with brandy
C. Apples soaked in Armagnac
D. Pineapples and mangoes drenched in tequila
In the early 19th and 20th centuries, Tutti Frutti was a popular recipe among many American homemakers. Beginning in summer, often with strawberries, fruits would be layered into a jar and drenched with brandy and sugar. As summer progressed to fall, more layers of differing fruits would be added. The mixture was used as a topping for everything from ice cream to meat.