Burn Notice: Spicy Cocktails

A toast to four fiery drinks that spice up spring.

Fire ’n’ Ice

Delicia, 5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677

The rim of this
jalapeño-infused reposado tequila cocktail sparkles with chili powder and salt, and there’s a habanero
reduction in the mix. But the kicker? The oversized ice ball is studded with chiles, releasing even more heat as it melts.

Dirty Rooster Tini

Divvy, 71 W. City Center Dr., Carmel, 317-706-0000, divvy

A squirt of
Sriracha colors the Absolut Peppar and olive juice, taking the heat up a notch.

Spicy Margarita

Revolucion, 1132 Prospect St., 317-423-9490

Fountain Square’s hip taqueria dips the schooner rim of this classic margarita in chili-lime salt. That’s hot.

The Sancho

Late Harvest Kitchen,
8605 River Crossing Blvd., 317-663-8063, lateharvest

Spicy shows its sweet side in a martini glass of El Ultimo Agave añejo tequila shaken with agave nectar, pineapple juice, muddled jalapeño, orange liqueur, and
cilantro. A slice or two of jalapeño floats on top.

Photos by Tony Valainis

This article appeared in the May 2013 issue.