This is part of a traditional Brazilian Churrasco, or mixed meat barbecue. Many habanero relatives grow in the Amazon Basin, where the species was domesticated.
This being a chile pepper bourbon punch for Christmas, I forewent the usual cutesy Santa mug for something a little more Ghost of Christmas Future.
Here’s another mulled cider that contains two chiles, the mild ancho and the hot habanero.
To “mull” a beverage is to heat it with other ingredients to impart a flavor. I mulled over several formulas before choosing this one with its pungent punch.
Some of Southeast Asia’s most exotic spices are the stars of this Indonesian dish. Ginger, coriander, cardamom, and and cloves give this a distinctly rich taste.