Ancho Reyes Original

Ancho Reyes OriginalAncho Reyes Original is a liqueur made from dried poblano chiles and has received praise for its balance of spice and smoky sweetness.

In 1920s Puebla, the cantinas of the Barrio del Artista bustled with artists and intellectuals who gathered to exchange ideas over original homemade liqueurs known as menjurjes. One especially popular menjurje was handcrafted from the ancho chile. Ancho Reyes pays homage to those original recipes with an authentic Mexican liqueur steeped in the tradition of Puebla.

Ancho Reyes has a rich and complex warmth, followed by sweet spices and subtle acidity, and finishes with the pleasant, smoky heat of the ancho chile.

Read more about this liqueur and in this article on Imbibe Magazine’s website where there re links to more recipes. And, in the mean time, you can try this recipe for The Ancho Reyes Daiquiri.

The Ancho Reyes Daiquiri recipe
Ancho Reyes Original is a versatile spirit that can be used as a foundation for innovative, one of a kind cocktails—or as a modifier to add a complex heat and flavor to the classics.

1-1/2 ounces Ancho Reyes Original
3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1 tablespoon Rich Simple syrup (or to taste)
Lime wheel to garnish

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and and garnish with a lime wheel.


1/2 to 3/4 ounce simple syrup, to taste


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