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Gin & Texas


Courtesy of Eastside Café owner Dorsey Barger
Photography by Jenna Noel

Notes: Bottle Q Tonic is the only American tonic made with handpicked quinine and organic agave nectar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. Available at Whole Foods. Orange Saltburst is available at the Sunset Valley Farmers Market, or you can make something similar yourself.

Super easy

Gin & Texas


For 1 Person(s)


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 Splash of Paula’s Texas Lemon
  • Bottle Q Tonic
  • Orange Saltburst (sea salt flavored with orange zest and dried rosemary)

Gin & Texas Directions

  1. Rub the lime around the rim of a collins glass to moisten, then dip rim into the Orange Saltburst.
  2. Fill glass with ice.
  3. Add gin.
  4. Squeeze the lime over the ice and toss it into the glass.
  5. Top with Q Tonic and a floater of Paula’s Texas Lemon (a “floater” is a splash of liquid, usually a liqueur, added to the top of a drink, as opposed to during the mixing).
  6. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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