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 "What's for Dinner, Honey?"

When the weather turns even the remotestly, tiniestly bit warm– my thoughts turn to margaritas.

But this season, move over Marge– Paloma is in town.

It's a grapefruity, lightly limey, bubbly concotion that perfectly hides that heavy tequila taste that often haunts my day-after-too-many-margaritas tastebuds. {Did that even make sense?}

Anyway, Katie was the bartender extraordinaire on this one. She's officially made my summer Paloma-Perfect.

The Perfect Paloma
from Katie


2 ounces of reposado tequila {or any good quality blanco tequila}
3 ounces of fresh pink grapefruit juice {that's about 1 grapefruit}
1 ounce agave nectar
a splash of club soda


Pour the the grapefruit juice, tequila and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker and shake it until well mixed.
Pour into a highball glass filled with ice and add that little splash of soda water.
Serve with a lime wheel or wedge

If you're really missing your 'rita - you could nostalgically rim the glass with salt....


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Saturday, June 18th 
2:00 non-members
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Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House

479 Washington Street, Duxbury

Tour the historic Snug Harbor waterfront with Town Historian, Tony Kelso. He'll provide the historical commentary & inside scoop on the Yacht Club, Duxbury Bay Maritime School, Sweetser Building, 1803 Winsor House Inn, and local churches. The tour begins on the back verandah of the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House.
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Not to be left out- Cohasset Harbor has the corner on charm, hands down. Aside from the lovely outdoor dining at Brisa Tapas and Old Sault, there’s the daily local catch at the Cohasset Lobster Pound. Betty bumbled across this post by Bea- La Tartine Gourmande with delicious recipes for what to do with the lobster you’ve picked up.

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Rockin’ Preview of the 61st Annual Arts Festival
Thursday, June 16
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7:30–9:30pm : $125 General Admission
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Friday, June 17th  7:00pm
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119 Ripley Road, Cohasset
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The 61st Annual Arts Festival
Saturday & Sunday June 18-19th
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June 19: Ziggy Marley -CC Melody Tent
June 25: Billy & The Goats - C Note
June 26: Jay Psaros, Chuck McDermott_ CC Melody Tent
June 30: The Mavericks -SS Music Circus
July 8-10: Green River Festival -Greenfield, MA
July 9: Levitate Festival -Marshfield, MA
July 15: Michael McDonald -CC Melody Tent
July 16: Vince Gill -SS Music Circus
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