Alba Huerta

Piquant Armagnac Sazerac
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Alba Huerta reinvents a Sazerac with spicy ancho chile liqueur and Armagnac—a kind of brandy that was her gateway spirit to mixology. "When I first tried Armagnac, I was like, 'What is this? What's happening here?' It opened up the world of craft cocktails." Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 
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Oregano Cobbler
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Not the dessert, the cocktail.
Age D'Or Shim
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Houston bartender Alba Huerta combines two grape-based ingredients: Cognac and sparkling red wine. The name of the drink refers to the golden age of cocktails in the South—the Pierre Ferrand 1840 here is a revival of the type of Cognac popular during that time; a shim is a kind of low-proof drink. Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 
Burnt-Spice Julep
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"Customers love this drink like nothing else," says Alba Huerta, owner of Julep in Houston. She flames a tea ball filled with spices and leaves it smoldering in the serving cup, which keeps the aromas in the drink. Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015