Whoa, Nelly. Beats the hell out of drinking some stupid worm. Do you have the names of any of these elixers?
Don’t knock that "stupid worm". Mescal "con gusano" (the stupid worm, to you) is the elixir of life on the border where my winter place is (south of Tucson) and I make regular trips across to procure it for CA devotees.
I suspect there’s somebody in Tucson putting chiles in just about anything, but I must admit the best ones come from New Mexico. Most of New Mexico has some altitude to it–6000 ft plus–which keeps it cooler. Chiles like sun and warm weather but not the hellish heat of the lower desert in summer (Tucson has had highs above 100 for more than 30 days in a row so far this summer–and Phoenix is even worse with 115 being too common).