Muddle the jalapeño with the maple syrup. Add everything else, then shake with ice and fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.
Elayne Werns grew up on the edge of a nature preserve and spent her summers at a dude ranch in the Adirondacks. She confessed that her soul is country, so she mixed this drink to heat it up in the wintertime. —Elayne Werns, New York, 2009