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The Paloma

I came home to five pounds of grapefruit yesterday.  Before yesterday, I would have said that I really do not care for grapefruit.  Now, that I have been taught how to eat them and if they are Texas grapefruit, I can say I like them.  My Beloved had a customer teach him and give him the grapefruit.  The funny thing was that I had come across a recipe for an adult beverage using grapefruit early in the day that I wanted to try.  Life is interesting.

I find I actually like grapefruit better then orange.  Who knew?  

To make the grapefruit syrup that this recipe calls for, I used a cup of grapefruit pulp and juice in my normal syrup recipe (1 cup water and 1 cup sugar).  

the paloma

2 ounces tequila

1/2 ounce lime juice

2 ounces grapefruit syrup


soda water

Mix the tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit syrup together.  In a glass (about 12 ounces), put ice.  Pour the mixture over.  Fill the rest of the way to the top with soda water.

The recipe I say called for salt and grapefruit soda.  I do not care for salt with my tequila.  I made my own soda, really.

I started another quilt while I have been working on Baby Nacho's.  This is actually for an adult friend.  I am very excited about it.  I wanted to send her a hug but Connecticut is a little far for my arms.  A quilt will just have to do.

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