Or at least it would be if it were eleven years ago and I was still in in college at the University of South Carolina on the first game day of the season. Classes would have been blown off, tailgating would have commenced at 10:00 am, and I would be decked out head to toe in garnet and black, temporary Gamecock tattoo on my cheek, beer in hand and singing along (extremely off key) to "Crazy Game of Poker" with all of my crazy friends at [fill in the blank] fraternity tailgate lot.
Damn, those were the days.
Please tell me where time goes. Has it really been over a decade since college? How the heck am I already 32? When did I get so old and what the heck is up with all these youngsters "twerking"? Wah.
Good news is - the work day is over, the Gamecocks are about to kick-off, and I'm home in time enjoy a citrusy Paloma before we head out to meet friends to watch the game.
I suggest you do the same (at least the Paloma part).
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total: about 20 minutes
6 grapefruit, halved
5 limes, halved
3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
10 ounces of tequila
Heat grill to high heat. Grill grapefruit and lime halves for 5-8 minutes. Remove from grill and allow to cool 10 minutes. Juice grapefruits and limes into a pitcher. Add salt, tequila, and simple syrup to taste (I usually omit the simple syrup). When ready to serve, fill a tumbler with equal parts of the Paloma mixture and mineral water. Garnish with lime and cilantro.