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Simple Tequila Cocktail: 4 Ingredients – Parenting Healthy

Let me start by saying that I am not a tequila fan. It is bitter and in order to drink it it needs to be heavily disguised with other flavors. I am the same way with gin also.

Buying mixers is an easy way to add flavor to your liquor, but just adding a margarita mixer still didn’t cut that taste for me. Then one day I remember seeing a recipe a while back and although I didn’t like the heat element of this cocktail recipe I remember that it gave instructions to make a honey syrup.

I knew that my tequila and margarita mixture was missing something sweet so I whipped up some honey syrup to add and it made a world of difference. Not only that, I use the Grapefruit Margarita Cocktail Mix from Collins. I suppose you can just call it a Paloma, but I don’t ever salt my glass when I have this drink because that salt just cut the sweetness I needed too much.

You can get fancy and add fruit slices too (lime is good), but I like to whip up a quick nightcap and since I am not juicing my rim I don’t slice fruit on an average night.

Simple Sweet Grapefruit Margarita

Erin Sluka
This is an easy recipe especially for those who may not appreciate the taste of tequila. Just the right amount of added sweetness and so easy to make. This recipe also tastes great with Strawberry Collins Mix.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 3 OZ Collins Grapefruit Margarita Mix
  • 1.5 OZ Tequila


  • Mix Honey and Water in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until mixed well and smooth. Set aside to cool
  • In a shaker (or stir cup) add 2 TSP of the cooled honey mixture, tequila, mixer and more than half way with ice and shake/stir.
  • Pour into a glass filled halfway with ice and enjoy!
Keyword Cocktail

Collins Cocktail Mixers are a great way to whip up a quick cocktail for any occasion. Since 1934 they have been bringing us great flavors for cocktails and every bottle offers a written recipe.

The syrups are made with real sugar, contains juice and does not contain high fructose corn syrup. Just add your liquor and serve.

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Dorothy Boucher

5 stars
All I can say is this all looks so good, I don’t drink hard liquor, but if wine is hard , its what I drink LOL.