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Paula's Texas Orange and
Paula's Texas Lemon,
premium liqueurs handmade
in Austin, Texas.
Both products are available in
fine liquor stores and
discriminating drinking
establishments throughout Texas.
July is for cool drinks
Don't forget Paula's for your Fourth of July bash!

Drink of the Month

Border Town

Recipe by Bill Norris
FINO, Austin

Top-notch mixologist Bill Norris shared his recipe for a sophisticated take on the margarita.

  • 1 oz. reposado tequila (we like Pepe's Z Tequila)
  • oz. Paula's Texas Orange
  • oz. Texas grapefruit juice
  • oz. lime juice
  • oz. guajillo syrup
  • grapefruit salt for rim
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.

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

Watermelon Daquiri

It doesn't get much more refreshing than this. Because the watermelon is frozen solid, there is no need to water down the drink with ice. This daquiri is fun to slurp out of a classic wide-bowl margarita glass by the pool.
  • 1 small seedless watermelon, cubed and frozen for at least 24 hours
  • 4 oz. ( cup) Paula's Texas Orange
  • 4 oz. ( cup) amber rum
  • juice of one lime
Fill blender pitcher with frozen watermelon cubes. Pour other ingredients over and blend until smooth. Makes 3-4 drinks.
Border Town
Border Town
Texas mixologists pick Paula's

Paula's Texas Orange and Lemon were featured in Texas Monthly's survey of summer drinks by Texas mixologists in their July issue. Justin Beam of the Rattlesnake Bar in Dallas uses Paula's Texas Lemon in his take on the classic gin cocktail, the Aviation. Tyler Treharne of the 2900 Lounge in El Paso uses both PTO and PTL to liven up a sangria. We urge you to pick up the print copy of the magazine (the drink spread is beautiful), but we've also got the recipes online.

Paula on the radio

Paula chatted with host Marla Camp on Heritage Network Radio about her motivation for entering the world of artisanal product production. Marla, the publisher of Edible Austin, hosts the show every third week as part of Edible Communities' programming on the internet radio channel. Listen to the show, along with talks with Tipsy Texan David Alan and nationally renowned mixologist and spirits historian David Katz.

Join us at

Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, July 8-12. Tito's Tasting Room, Wednesday, July 8, 4:30!

Feast of Memories, Thursday, July 16, 6-8 p.m., Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress, Austin

Women's networking party benefiting GenAustin, Thursday, July 23, 6-9 p.m., Paula's house

The All Austin All Handmade Bash, Friday, July 31, 7-11 p.m., Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St., Austin

Paula's Texas Orange 40% alc. by volume. Paula's Texas Lemon 30% alc. by volume.
Bottled by Texacello LLC, Austin, TX.

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