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We love a winter whisky – an oldschool nip of the dark stuff sees us through the cooler months without a problem. But to really turn up the heat, look no further than nature’s own thermal blanket: chilli peppers. As anyone who’s been overzealous with the Sriracha knows, chilli delivers a knockout punch – but in the right hands, its subtly sweet, smoky characters also lend to a tasty tipple. “I love chilli,” says Aasha Sinha, bar manager at Sydney’s QT Hotel. “It’s an amazing ingredient and so versatile – it really brings this drink to life. The combination of flavours dances on the tip of your tongue and keeps the palate guessing.” See for yourself – head to QT’S Gowings Bar & Grill and order the signature Sao Paulo (pictured), then pop home and make yourself another. qthotels.com.au