Border Town

1½ oz reposado tequila
½ oz Paula’s Texas Orange
½ oz Texas grapefruit juice
½ oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
½ oz guajillo syrup
grapefruit salt for rim

In a mixing glass,combine tequila, Paula’s Texas Orange, grapefruit juice, lime juice, guajillo syrup, and ice and shake very well. Strain into martini glass rimmed with grapefruit salt.

For the guajillo syrup: Combine 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar, and 4 stemmed, seeded guajillo peppers. Bring to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes. Cool, strain solids.

For the grapefruit salt: Peel 1 grapefruit with vegetable peeler (no pith) and dry. Grind in spice grinder and toss with 1 cup salt.

Bill Norris