Ancho Reyes

March 18, 2014
Provisions,Shopping

If you’re like me, you sometimes find yourselves hypnotically wandering the aisles of your local liquor store. But then again, you’re probably not like me. Occasionally, these boozy adventures end up being quite productive. For example, the day I stumbled upon Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur. As you know, I’m a huge fan of chiles, so I had to give it a try. As it turns out, the label isn’t the only thing that packs a punch. Two words: sweet heat. But just like an ancho chile, the flavors are spicy but also complex. When sipping neat, cinnamon and tamarind are prevalent as well as notes of the raw pepper. The sweetness is reminiscent of honey, and is balanced nicely by the heat. I enjoyed it even more when I popped in a large ice cube for a little chill factor. But what I’m most excited about is its potential as a cocktail ingredient. Stay tuned . . .

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

Ancho Chile Liqueur // HonestlyYUM

(images by HonestlyYUM)

Conversation

I own a liquor store in boulder creek Ca,. I saw it in the BIN magazine,, I like it straight from the freezer,, also I made the margarita, but put it in a martini glass, yowza!!

Oh goodness. This sounds so wonderful! I love the combination of sweet and spicy flavors in a cocktail. Lovely photos and thanks for introducing us to something new!

Thank you Rachael. Yea, I’m a bid spicy/sweet guy myself. Looking forward to mess with it some more in the near future. Think it would go great in a margaritas. Maybe sub it for the orange liqueur. I’ll keep you updated with any new recs!

Wow. I had to post this on Facebook. I really hope I can find it where I live!

Thanks for sharing Mimi! If you like spicy alcohol, it’s worth tracking down. Also, I enjoy the Hangar One chipotle vodka. That one isn’t sweet like this, and tried and true in bloody mary’s. Actually, they have a bunch of nice looking recipes on their website. I was impressed.

I am like you. This liqueur sounds as delicious as these beautiful photographs. Can’t wait to see what you make with it!

Thank you Alanna! Made the highball with the Jarritos. I definitely plan on experimenting with it more in the future. Super excited!

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