Contrary to popular belief (and, well, Florence Welch), the dog days are not over. Before we trade in our beachwear for booties, we’re going to celebrate the lingering summer weather with an equally sizzling cocktail: the Spicy Secreto.
Hotel St. Francis in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, mixes up the award-winning cocktail using jalapeños and Brazilian rum. Here’s the recipe:
-1 1/2 oz. Cabana Cachaça
-3/4 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
-2 oz. fresh sour mix (2 parts simple syrup, 2 parts lemon juice, 1 part lime juice)
Pour over ice and garnish with:
-2 slices cucumber
-1 slice jalapeño (seeds removed)
-New Mexican red chile rim
If your palate can handle the punch (we promise it’s worth it), why not let the creator of the drink—Hotel St. Francis’ Daniel Gonzales—whip one up for you in person?