Recipe courtesy of John Green

Dusty Road

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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1 1/2 ounces blue agave tequila

1 ounce grapefruit juice

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1/4 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau

Cactus fruit peel, for garnish

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water


  1. Combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur in a pint glass. Fill the glass with ice, cover with a shaker tin and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with cactus fruit peel.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: About 1 1/2 cups
  1. Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.