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300,037. July 19, 2011

Posted by ourfriendben in recipes, wit and wisdom.
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That’s the number of views we’ve had here at Poor Richard’s Almanac as of 6:57 a.m., according to our blog host WordPress’s official count. We were going to post about the pair of yearling raccoons playing hide-and-seek in one of our friend Ben and Silence Dogood’s garden beds yesterday afternoon (doubtless our karmic retribution for writing a post called “Those horrid ratcoons” yesterday morning).

But we’ve decided to celebrate the over-300,000 milestone instead by giving you all, who after all are the reason we’ve made it this far, a gift in the form of a recipe for one of our favorite summer drinks: the Paloma. (Named for the golden horse, not the famous jewelry designer.) It’s light, it’s refreshing, and it’s totally appropriate for a week that ends with National Tequila Day on Sunday, July 24. We, however, insist on adding our own unique twist, using pink (aka “ruby red”)  grapefruit juice instead of the golden grapefruit juice that gave the drink its original color and name. So without more ado:

                 The Pink Paloma

In a large glass, pour 2 shots of golden tequila and 1 shot of Triple Sec. Add splashes of Key lime and Key lemon juice. Pour in chilled pink (“ruby red”) grapefruit juice to fill the glass to just under the halfway mark. Fill the glass to the top with chilled sparkling Mandarin orange seltzer. Stir and enjoy.

Remember, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Raise your glasses and toast Poor Richard’s Almanac. We’ll certainly be toasting all of you in return!



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