My dad ate a grapefruit practically every single morning when I was growing up.
When I think back now, it probably wasn’t EVERY morning. Were grapefruits as accessible as they are now way back when? I know these days we can get tomatoes (that resemble orange rocks) in February and asparagus in October, but years ago I don’t know if that was the case. Either way, my obsession with grapefruit started early.
Which made me totally weird.
I mean, who likes grapefruit when they are eight years old? This was almost as bad as my mint and navy flannel plaid PLEATED skirt from Limited Too. Maybe they went hand in hand.
I don’t think I knew one other kid that liked grapefruit. I know lots of people that like it now, but it’s sort of an acquired taste. Like wine, coffee, bourbon balls and nuts in your brownies (oh hell no, never).
I may as well suck on a werther’s original right now like the grandma that I am!
Just bring me allllll the grapefruit.
The thing is that I find grapefruit flavored or scented things to be AMAZING. I mean, I started to love grapefruit on it’s own – no sugar, no bruleé method, no whipped cream – just plain old grapefruit. But it’s one fruit, flavor and scent that I love just as much when there is sugar present (grapefruit gummies? yesss please.) or when the flavor is in my lip balm or handsoap. Kind of like lemon flavored and scented things!
So fresh and delicious.
That’s most likely why I lost my MIND when having my first ever grapefruit cocktail shortly after college. Anytime that grapefruit juice and simple syrup are combined, I nearly die of happiness. It might be one of my favorite flavors of anything EVER… if things like chocolate peanut butter and avocado lime didn’t exist.
You get what I’m saying.
For our first drink in 2017, I allllllmost shared one of my favorite (healthiER) smoothies. But! Then I remembered that this weekend we have the Golden Globes which is my absolute favorite awards show, and I thought you might just need something to drink during it. Since pretty much every one you will be watching will be drinking their face off and having a ball.
That’s just my mild excuse. Tomorrow’s embarrassingly easy recipe will go right along with these margs! It’s a double doozy.
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