I distinctly remember being offered canned fruit cocktail as part of the school-served lunch, and I always searched for the cup that had the neon-pink cherry in it. After all, that was the best part! Nowadays, I don't think you can serve it anymore, but no worries, Del Monte still serves it up, non-perishable in the canned fruits and veggies isle at your local supermarket!
Apparently, it's called Fiesta Fruit Cocktail in other parts of the world. Woohoo, party in a can! :-P
So, as you can probably guess by now, today's sketch prompt is: fruit cocktail. However, I was up in Maine when this was the case, and even though this is immediately what I thought of when I saw the heading, and even though I could have easily looked up this picture on my smart phone (yay iPhone!), I didn't draw this. Why? because I knew I would have agonized not being able to portray those neon pink cherries in all their light syrup-y goodness in an accurate enough way to convey those iconic memories of childhood. Instead, since I had plenty of Cranberry and Pineapple juice (and Malibu), I decided that I would instead draw the 'adult' version of a fruit cocktail: the Malibu Bay Breeze.
So, yeah....those cabins in Maine had an eclectic array of dishware and such. This was the most normal looking glass I could find. Oh, and the lime slice was 'artistic license on my part. All that's missing is one of those little umbrellas with a neon pink cherry on it :-)