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 1/2 oz Demerara rum
- 1/4 oz Chile-flake-infused Clement Créole Shrubb orange liqueur
- 1/4 oz Turbinado sugar syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
- 2 dashes Bittercube Bolivar bitters
- Toasted benne seeds
- Turbinado sugar
- 3/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Garnish: Orange peel
Mix together the turbinado sugar and toasted benne seeds.
Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon juice, and coat it in the sugar and seed mixture.
Add remaining ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake.
Double-strain into the rimmed cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange peel.