SOME LIKE IT HOT
PHOTOS BY RACHEL VALLEY
Sure, ’tis the season for a hot cocoa or hot toddy, but why not spice up your winter routine with another kind of hot drink? Spicy cocktails long have been a staple at most bars, but creating true craft cocktails requires more than just a few dabs of Tabasco in your Bloody Mary. The right amount of chile can transform an everyday cocktail into a tongue-tingling experience, but it’s also good for your gut. Chock full of vitamin C and antioxidants, chile, when consumed, also will raise your body temperature, and, through a process called thermogenesis, force fat cells to be used as energy. How’s that for natural heat? So do yourself a favor and check out three of these Sacramento-area cocktails that are sure to warm up your winter.