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Look closely. See that pink-colored ring floating in this shot glass? It's a slice of habanero. No kidding.

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This little liquid gem is called the Montserrat Endorphin Rush. Champagne, sugar, habanero. Boise Weekly wandered in to Sweetwater's Tropic Zone a few days ago specifically for this shooter and as it turned out, one wasn't enough to do proper research. So we had another round. The longer you let it sit, the more habanero flavor leeches into the champagne. The real kicker, though, is the body high that sets in after shooting a few. (Hence the name.)

At only $2 a pop, it's not a bad way to get your recommended daily allowance of champagne and peppers. They're both food groups, right?