Food/Beverage, Recipes

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 mins
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.

Food/Beverage, Recipes

3 Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes using Sparkling Ice Waters

I have always loved partnering with Sparkling Ice throughout the year. Did you know that there are recipes at the Sparkling Ice website? Here are a few recipes using these low-cal sparkling beverages! These are Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes for the weekend!

Orange Mango Sunrise

1 lime wedge|
1 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
Sparkling Ice Orange Mango
1 orange slice

In a cocktail shaker, muddle orange and lime slice. Add tequila, triple sec, and ice and shake. Pour into a margarita glass and top with Sparkling Ice Orange Mango. Garnish with an orange slice and serve. 

Pomegranate Margarita


2oz tequila
2oz pomegranate juice
1oz lime juice
1oz simple syrup
Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
Vanilla flake salt rim, for garnish
Lime wedge, for garnish

Rim glass with a lime and dip into salt, fill glass with ice and set to the side. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and shake. Strain into glasses and top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade, stir lightly to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Spicy Sparkling Margarita


2 parts Blanco Tequila
½ part Cointreau
3 slices of Jalapeño pepper
Juice of 1/8 lime
1 ½ parts Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

Shake Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and peppers with ice. Pour into rocks glass with salted rim and lime wedge. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

Food/Beverage, Recipes

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

When your husband comes to you one day and says he wants to start eating healthier but no real plan that is the beginning of a lifestyle change. He wants to lose weight and knew he has little control over will power and we discussed the type of regimen we wanted to follow. I am not overweight but I could shed a few so I decided to join him on the journey to mainly eat healthier and be a partner with him to help keep him motivated.

We decided to choose – and tweak- the paleo diet. Basically it was very low carbs. That meant no breads, pasta, rice, cereals, tortillas, some cheeses and sugars. It is hard to suddenly get creative. We do allow ourselves a cheat night a week. After 3 months my husband is down 42 pounds and me 8.

egg roll

This latest recipe has been a hit! I was asked twice this night to make it so I will finally share! By Naked Chicken Egg Rolls I mean you make the insides but no pastry to roll them in. Very low carbs and filling!

My recipe is derived from this recipe I found on Tip Hero just changing a few things to our taste!

Here are some items I used to get my meal done right!

Find more recipes like this HERE!

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe