Cinco de Mayo Cocktail: Baker Rifle

Baker Rifle

3/4 oz Lime juice
3/4 oz Grapefruit syrup *
1 1/2 oz Twisted Path Gin
1/2 oz Falernum
1 dash Bittercube Corazon Bitters
2 oz Seltzer

Combine all ingredients in shaker tin except the seltzer. Fill with ice and quick shake. Add seltzer and double strain into highball glass. Fill with ice and garnish with lime wheel or a dehydrated lime wheel painted gold with edible paint.

*Grapefruit syrup
Peel and juice 2-3 grapefruits. Measure juice and add half that amount of sugar and whisk together. (For example, 1 cup of juice would need 1/2 cup of sugar.) Add grapefruit peels, cover and let sit overnight. Strain out peels the next day. Syrup will keep up to a month.

This drink was inspired by the name of the type of rifles the British provided the Mexican army to help defeat the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.