A ruby red grapefruit mojito for Wendy Davis ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

26 June 2013

A ruby red grapefruit mojito for Wendy Davis

ruby red grapefruit mojito

I don't know about you, but I believe in women's bodily autonomy and safe access to reproductive health care. With that in mind, it's time for a cocktail.

If you've been under a rock (or not on Twitter), Wendy Davis is the Texas state senator who yesterday, with the help of her caucus, the parliamentary rules of order, and a gallery full of vocal & active protesters, kept nearly all the abortion clinics in the state of Texas from being closed. She did this by filibustering SB5, which proposed a slew of stringent restrictions, from just after 11 am until nearly midnight last night. If you weren't watching, I encourage you to read the Texas Tribune's liveblog of events and see what exactly she had to deal with. Pretty horrifying, right?

ruby red grapefruit lime and mint

This morning, The Hairpin noticed that she also has a Pinterest account and a cocktail recipe board.

I can't think of anyone who deserves a cocktail more than Wendy Davis right now. So let's raise a glass with one of her pinned cocktails: Iowa Girl's grapefruit mojito.

ruby red grapefruit mojito

A ruby red grapefruit mojito for Wendy Davis

1/2 ruby red grapefruit, supremed
10 fresh mint leaves
2 tsp agave nectar, honey, or simple syrup
juice of half a lime
1 shot white rum
~3 tbsp reserved juice from grapefruit
sparkling water to top

Muddle all but one of your grapefruit segments in a cocktail shaker with your mint leaves, sweetener, and lime juice. Add a handful of ice, rum, and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously; pour into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with remaining grapefruit.

Drink with vigor.

13 comments:

Michelle said...

Someone needs to get Wendy four of these. She's more than earned them.

Also: yum.

Jes said...

I can't think of a better pink cocktail to match Wendy's shoes--that filibuster was insane. That woman seriously rocks! Here's to nail biting our way through the second special assembly...ugh.

forgottenbeast said...

I tip my glass to Wendy. A glass that will hopefully be filled with alcoholic grapefruit goodness.

Hannah said...

Yes, yes, and yes; I would love to raise a glass to this, and especially if it was filled with this perfectly refreshing grapefruit delight.

Joanne said...

TOTALLY need to raise a glass (or twelve) to her! And this sounds like the perfect one.

Dana said...

Cheers to Wendy.

I'm a little sorry to admit that until her I didn't know what filibustering was, but luckily the husband with the political science degree filled me in. :)

Thank goodness for people like her!

la domestique said...

Love this post! How cool is it that Wendy has a cocktail pin board? Cheers to Wendy!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Eileen, this sounds like a really refreshing and perfect flavor for my taste! Love that you used ruby red grapefruit in drinks. My favorite!

Sippity Sup said...

A toast to Wendy. A toast to the end of DOMA. I just might get drunk! GREG

Eileen said...

Yes, all the toasts for all the things! If I knew how to make good sushi, I would be making a boatload of rainbow rolls right now. :)

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Kristina @ spabettie said...

as you see, I am catching up on blog reading!

that was a crazy day - I LOVE that you did this. I love that Wendy did that.

cheers!

adriennefriend said...

LOVE! THIS!