Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes

Honey Grapefruit Margarita

May 23, 2014
Juicy, pink ruby red grapefruit make a beautiful Honey Grapefruit Margarita sweetened with honey, a hefty splash of tequila, and rimmed in coarse salt.
 I know some people like to go on and on about how angelic and perfect their kids are but let’s be honest, they can be little assholes sometimes (in their defense they probably needed a nap or had only eaten marshmallows and strawberries at lunch—I’m totally talking about my kids here). If you are a parent you understand when I say I occasionally worry that my children might be sociopaths. The past few days however have been just bliss.

Yesterday morning Hiro was super upset and crying in a way that makes you feel guilty and grateful that he is going to the babysitter. Normally Louisa just continues talking about her bad dream or the new game she invented like no one else is in the room but instead she turned to him and said “It’s okay, Hiro. You’ll have fun at Katey’s. I heard she’s going to take you to the museum!” Which immediately cheered him up. She totally lied about the museum thing because she knew it would make him happy. I would like to say this kind of thing happens everyday, but I’m here to tell you that normally Louisa takes some— okay, maybe a lot of pleasure in pissing her brother off. Let the record show, however, that on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, she took the highroad.

Louisa 1 : Sociopath diagnosis 0

Then this morning we were walking to school and Hiro turns to me and says, “Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I sad and cry a little.” Which basically turned me into a mushy puddle, but I pulled it together and said, “Why do you get sad?” and he says in his buttercup voice, “I miss Mama and Weesa, and Papa and I get sad a little.” I know I am his mother and might suffer from bias but that right there is evidence of a two-year-old in touch with his feelings. I see the future of a bright, sensitive man who quite possibly will be able to function in a relationship without pleasurably spitting, cursing, or hitting the other person.

Hiro 1: Sociopath diagnosis 0

To celebrate this successful week of parenting I’m making myself a marrrgaarittaaaaaaaaa! And not just any ‘ol margarita (though I love those too) but a Honey Grapefruit margarita. The tart pink grapefruit makes a beautiful cocktail and is ultra-refreshing, add a generous squeeze of lime juice and a glug of Cointreau for some complexity and body, top it all off with a solid tequila and that is a drink worth drinking.

I want you all to raise a glass with me this weekend and celebrate. You’ve got three solid days of lounging, the weather’s warm, and kids are behaving. Blessed be, life is good.


Honey Grapefruit Margarita
This recipe originally appeared on The Latin Kitchen.
Serves: 1 drink
  • ½ ruby red grapefruit, juiced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • coarse salt, for the rim
  • lime wedge, for garnish
  • grapefruit wedge, for garnish
  1. Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, and honey in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted.
  2. Run a lime wedge around the outside of a glass and dip the glass in a small plate of salt.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and strain the margarita into the glass. Add a lime and grapefruit wedge for garnish.

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  • momskitchenhandbook May 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Beautiful! I want to come over for grapefruit margs and Chicharrones de Harina!

    • Kate Ramos May 23, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Oh, how I wish you could, we would do it up! xo