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Entry from October 27, 2007
Pinky Friedman (pink cocktail named after Kinky Friedman)

The “Pinky Friedman” cocktail was first created in 2005 and named after Texas author and then-gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman. The pink drink contains Paula’s Texas Orange liqueur, Tito’s vodka, cranberry juice, and a squueze of fresh lime. Both Paula’s and Tito’s are Austin-based products.

Wikipedia: Kinky Friedman
Richard S. “Kinky” Friedman (born October 31, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas. Receiving 12.6% of the vote, Friedman placed fourth in the five-party race. 

Paula’s Texas Orange
Kinky walked into Guero’s when we were inventing this drink! He kindly lent his name. 

1 part Paula’s Texas Orange
1 part Tito’s vodka
1 part cranberry juice
Generous squeeze of fresh lime

Mix ingredients and serve over ice. 

Texas Food and Wine Gourmet
In 2003 Paula released Paula’s Texas Orange, an 80-proof liqueur made from fresh oranges.  Monica Pope, award-winning chef/owner of Houston’s t’afia Restaurant, was one of the first to hail the locally made product.  It’s a great liqueur and much lower in price than other orange-based liqueurs made in foreign places (other than Texas).  Perfect for Texas-style Margaritas as well as Cosmos, Sangria and Mimosas.  In Austin, the popular “Pinky Friedman” drink, named for the 2006 independent gubernatorial candidate and all-around Texas legend, Kinky Friedman, is made with Paula’s Texas Orange, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, cranberry juice and lime.

Fool? Hardly!
Friday, July 08, 2005
And THAT’s why I don’t like ice cream…

The First Thursday of every month, South Congress stays open late. Booths go up w/ people selling clothes, crafts, whatever. Bands come out to play. I went down there w/ a couple of friends to hang out at Guero’s. If you ever go down there, you should get a “Pinky Friedman”. It’s a drink, named after gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman, that they had on First Thursday 2 months ago, made of Tito’s vodka, OJ, and cranberry I think. It’s pretty good, but the main reason you should have one is so that Daniel won’t be recognized as “that Pinky Friedman guy” anymore.

Submitted by admin on October 31, 2005
Willie hosts Friedman fundraiser
Associated Press

AUSTIN—Willie Nelson opened up his Central Texas ranch and private golf course on Sunday, raising an estimated $170,000 for his friend Kinky Friedman, an independent candidate for Texas governor. 
Austin-based Tito’s Handmade Vodka provided the drinks, including the raspberry-tinged Pinky Friedman and a Texas Bloody Mary.

Paula’s Texas Orange
Paula’s Texas Orange migrates north from Austin
07:51 AM CDT on Wednesday, April 19, 2006
By BEATRIZ TERRAZAS / ©The Dallas Morning News

Used to be, the only spirit made in Texas by a Texan was Tito’s Handmade Vodka. That was launched by Bert “Tito” Beveridge in the late ‘90s.
What has become known as the “Pinky Friedman” drink – named for its pink color and the gubernatorial candidate – is made with Paula’s Texas Orange, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, pomegranate juice and lime.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, October 27, 2007 • Permalink