Tequila: Partida blanco ($40) This complex tequila starts out peppery and sharp, but leaves a warm, supple vanilla finish.D. L. Jardine's Texas Champagne cayenne pepper sauce at jardinefoods.com ($4)
Chips: Food Should Taste Good multigrain (widely available)
Boulder Hot Sauce Company Smokey Serrano hot sauce at amazon.com ($10)
Lower-sodium salsa: Newman's Own medium salsa (widely available)
Del Maguey Chichicapa ($60) What a treat. Fresh and tangy—then smoky and warm. Finishes salty and sweet.