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
- 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!
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.