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Citrus Honey Punch

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Citrus Season is in full swing here in the Rio Grande Valley.  As you drive through the valley every fruit stall is brimming with bag after bag of citrus.  One of our favorite times of the year as we enjoy freshly squeezed juice every morning with our breakfast.  Here is a tangy citrus punch made also with local honey.  Enjoy! Sweet Life!

Citrus Honey Punch

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

1/2  cup Honey

1/2 cup water

4 grapefruits

3 oranges

2 lemons

Dissolve the honey in the water over medium heat.

Allow to cool.

Juice the grapefruit, oranges and lemons and place in a pitcher.  (strain if desired)

Add the honey syrup and mix well.

Serve over ice.

serves 4

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30 Responses to Citrus Honey Punch

  1. I feel refreshed just reading the recipe and we’re having citrus season here and it is fantastic. I’ve been having fun with blood oranges but I see I’ll have to be diverted.

  2. Oh, sweet, sweet citrus heaven!!!

  3. Fresh squeezed fruit is the best! I love that you used honey as your sweetener. Lip-smacking good.

  4. Awesome recipe for that gorgeous delicious TX citrus! Can’t wait to make this! (Want to let you know I really enjoy your TX pictures!)

  5. I hope ya’ll have a good weekend!

  6. I live for citrus during the year, especially grapefruit! This sounds delicious and so refreshing.

  7. Love this! With the grapefruit juice, it must be so refreshing.

  8. This is so refreshing!

  9. That looks delicious, would be a very bad girl thing to add some vodka in it? *Blushing*

  10. This looks way too healthy and yummy. Might have to bring it down to my level by mixing in some tequila. :-)

    Your pictures are as splendid as your recipe.

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  12. Oh Bonnie, this sounds so refreshing! Hey, I’ve noticed a lot of your stuff lately is very well rounded and healthful-that’s nice, my lovely (smile). Oh, and I’m going to make this. I actually have honey, which is rare. Citrus too…
    p.s. I’m taking a little break from blogging, as you may have noticed. I’ll be back though. And, in the meantime, I’ll be by to see what you guys are up to…Yes!

  13. wow lucky you to get fresh citrus everywhere what a lovely drink :-)

  14. Beautiful, thirst quenching and refreshing. So simple too. I can swim whole day on this punch.

  15. It sounds so fresh and delicious! I can’t wait for spring!

  16. Another great thing about living in Texas…these amazing grapefruits! I’ve been eating one everyday. This punch sounds so refreshing. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. May the middle of your week be full of joy and laughter.

  17. Bonnie, this sounds so good. Thanks!

  18. I love citrus, especially in the winter time; this drink sounds just wonderful and mood-enhancing too!

  19. Such a delightful refreshing drink, I like the honey addition.

  20. What a beautiful drink, I can almost taste it, and it tastes of summer :D, hand me a glass daaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

  21. Bonnie!
    That would be absolutely delicious and so easy to do in my Thermomix! Thank you for the idea. This is definitely “Bump up your vitamin C season”!
    YUMMERS!
    :)
    Valerie

  22. Oh this sounds fabulous and so refreshing!
    :-) Mandy

  23. Easy and refreshing drink for any day! Lovely color.

  24. Bonnie, what a great combination of citrus fruits…love the honey and the color of this punch is just so beautiful :-)

  25. now that is a glass of sunshine, citrus flavored throughout – the cool weather here sure has made the fruit extra sweet this year, hope it did the same over there…

  26. Nothing beats getting local produce and creating a tasty punch with such pride. Love your enthusiasm over the simple things Bonnie ;o)

    Have a great week and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

  27. The abundance of sweet citrus is what I look forward to most at the beginning of the year. This bright punch sweetened by honey is a great way to start the day.

  28. This look so delicious! Perfect and so available around this part of the country. Great idea to take advantage of the local produce.
    ~Leslie

  29. Fantastic! Oh, I could down so much of this.

  30. Bonnie, that sounds so refreshing and delightful! Can’t wait to try it!

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