Ancho Reyes Verde chile liqueur
$33, 750ml, 80 proof
Bartenders went gaga over the original Ancho Reyes, a raisin-y chipotle liqueur that debuted in 2013. The brand's second product, Verde, which launched in September, is made in Mexico with chile peppers harvested when they are still green, then fire-roasted. The result is clean and crisp, with just enough vegetal bite to remind you of chomping on a green jalapeño -- then smoothed with a hint of vanilla sweetness. It's great for adding herbaceous heat to light spirits like vodka, gin, or blanco tequila.