Andrea Heming’s “The Other Redhead,” a riff on the classic Manhattan, was created when she worked with redhead Kimberly Patton Bragg. Customers would ask if she was Kim and she’d say “No, I’m the other redhead.” The drink is a great fall warmer and easy to put together. When COVID-19 disrupted the service industry, Heming helped launch Culture Aid Nola (www.cultureaidnola.org/). What began with customers dropping off food for needy workers has supplied over 1.5 tons of food to those in need. Heming has now returned to her previous professional life, working with the Coast Guard and though she isn’t mixing drinks for work anymore (no alcohol offshore,) she remains the default bartender for friends’ functions. “The Other Redhead” is always popular there.
Take time stirring so the drink is nice and cold. Chill your glass as well.
Choose an Irish whiskey like Tullamore which is not too sweet.
Chili liqueur is made from Poblano chilis, which yield a smoky, not too spicy, liqueur.
The Other Redhead
2 oz. Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
0.5 oz. Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
0.5 oz. Ancho Reyes chili liqueur
2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
1. Stir all ingredients and strain into a coupe glass.
2. Garnish with an orange twist.
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