I've still never drenched a grapefruit in any liquid. I actually have 2 *very* small ones from last shopping, the first in months, and I'm looking forward to them. But, as for your method for a holiday, I never have, and, in fact, until you had never heard of it.
One of my grandmothers treated us every morning, when we spent the night, to our favorite chocolate based breakfast. The other was worried that we wouldn't get enough nutrition at home...:-) so when we spent the night, now and then, breakfast was always oatmeal, grapefruit...with the cherry...and orange juice in a juice glass. So, I'm very familiar with the cherry part. :-)
What a complete meal, and then some, that you made.
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