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Creole Crusta

This chile-flake-infused cocktail was originally created in New Orleans in the mid-1800s.

For football season, we have presented a drink by a bartender from each NFL team's hometown. Bartender Alba Huerta is a major player in the Houston eating and drinking scene (Anvil, Julep, The Pastry War) and reps hometown pride for the Houston Texans with this chile-flake-infused cocktail.



  1. Mix together the turbinado sugar and toasted benne seeds.

  2. Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon juice, and coat it in the sugar and seed mixture.

  3. Add remaining ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake.

  4. Double-strain into the rimmed cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange peel.