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Citron Pressé and a Colorado Day

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Oh, the weather gods are making it even harder for me to leave Paris and head back to Colorado in a few short days. If there is one thing that Colorado will always win out in over Paris, it is the weather. There is no contest. The weather in Colorado is fantastic. Three hundred days of sunshine a year is pretty hard to beat.

On the other hand Paris in February averages 2 hours and 54 minutes of sunshine a day, in March it jumps to a little over 5 hours per day (which also happens to be the annual average for daily sunshine in Paris—given that November, December and January each average less than 2 hours of sunshine a day).

But the last few days in Paris have been crisp and blue and beaming with sun. It is Paris at its Colorado best.

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I probably jumped the gun today. But it was so warm and sunny and bright. I temporarily took a break from the difficult work of trying to find the city’s best hot chocolate (stay tuned), to instead sun myself at a café and indulge in a citron pressé.

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C’est parfait!

No. 351: Summer Drinks

Even though I only have two weeks left before I have to leave my beloved France, I am still trying to squeeze out every last bit of everything from everything I do. To paraphrase DuBose Heyward and George Gershwin,  “It is summertime and the drinking is easy,” or something like that. Besides being refreshing, these dandies are keeping the panic attacks at bay as we host our last visitors and I try to get through my ever-growing to-do list. Santé!

kir royale with some of my very favorite people...Kir royale. Pour 3 teaspoons (15ml) creme de cassis into each champagne flute. Top with champagne and serve immediately. Creme de cassis is a blood-red sweet liqueur made from blackcurrants.

…kir royale with some of my very favorite people…

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Pour 3 teaspoons (15ml) creme de cassis into each champagne flute; top with champagne and serve immediately; creme de cassis is a blood-red sweet liqueur made from blackcurrants…

rosé is always a good idea…

beer plus lemonade…quite refreshing...

…panaché…beer plus lemonade…the perfect thirst quencher…

champagne or crémant, you can’t go wrong…

prosecco…bien sûr!

…prosecco…naturalmente…

…et citron and pamplemousse pressés are the best cure for a hot summer’s day!

Qu’aimez-vous de boire quand il fait chaud?

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Vocabulaire:

Qu’aimez-vous de boire quand il fait chaud? What do you like to drink when it is hot?