21 min

Episode 83: Ancho Reyes Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

    • Food

Episode 83 features Ancho Reyes Liqueur which is bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, and it retails for about $27.
Enjoy this episode with a spicy margarita.
Ancho Reye's official website: https://anchoreyes.com/ (https://anchoreyes.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1927 - Locally made Menjurje of Ancho Chiles is consumed in Puebla, Mexico
2013 - Ancho Reyes liqueur is launched
2016 - Ancho Reyes Verde is introduced
2017 - Sales reach about 40,000 cases
2019 - The Campari Group buys Ancho Reyes as part of a $35.7 million deal
2021 - Drinks International ranks Ancho Reyes as the 8th most popular liqueur
Key Cocktails:
Ancho Reyes is sweetened, and therefore can be used in place of other sweeteners in cocktails. Try this spicy margarita recipe from the back label:
1 oz. Ancho Reyes
1 oz. Tequila
0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz. Light Agave Syrup
Shake with ice, strain into a double rocks glass over ice, garnish with a lime wheel.
References:
https://www.casalumbre.com/ (Casa Lumbre)
https://www.alcademics.com/2015/03/distillery-visit-ancho-reyes-ancho-chile-liqueur.html (Alcademics Distillery Tour, Circa 2015)
https://www.weholden.com/work/ancho-reyes (Weholden Design Agency)
https://www.bonvivants.com/bon-vivants/ (The Bon Vivants)
https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/9309/Brands_Report_2021:_Liqueurs.html (Drinks International 2021 Brands Report)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/campari-buys-majority-stake-in-montelobos-mezcal (Campari's Purchase of Ancho Reyes)
https://www.oldliquorsmagazine.com/ancho-reyes-a-classic-1920s-redux/ (Old Liquors Magazine Article)
https://www.vallartadaily.com/ancho-reyes-liquor-shouts-viva-mexico-world/ (Vallarta Daily Article on Ancho Reyes)
https://punchdrink.com/articles/how-to-use-ancho-reyes-chile-liqueur-cocktail-recipes/ (Punch Drink Article on Ancho Reyes)
https://medium.com/authority-magazine/ivan-saldana-of-casa-lumbre-5-things-you-should-do-to-become-a-thought-leader-in-your-industry-257777f1b4f5 (Authority Magazine Interview with Iván Saldaña)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

Episode 83 features Ancho Reyes Liqueur which is bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, and it retails for about $27.
Enjoy this episode with a spicy margarita.
Ancho Reye's official website: https://anchoreyes.com/ (https://anchoreyes.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1927 - Locally made Menjurje of Ancho Chiles is consumed in Puebla, Mexico
2013 - Ancho Reyes liqueur is launched
2016 - Ancho Reyes Verde is introduced
2017 - Sales reach about 40,000 cases
2019 - The Campari Group buys Ancho Reyes as part of a $35.7 million deal
2021 - Drinks International ranks Ancho Reyes as the 8th most popular liqueur
Key Cocktails:
Ancho Reyes is sweetened, and therefore can be used in place of other sweeteners in cocktails. Try this spicy margarita recipe from the back label:
1 oz. Ancho Reyes
1 oz. Tequila
0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz. Light Agave Syrup
Shake with ice, strain into a double rocks glass over ice, garnish with a lime wheel.
References:
https://www.casalumbre.com/ (Casa Lumbre)
https://www.alcademics.com/2015/03/distillery-visit-ancho-reyes-ancho-chile-liqueur.html (Alcademics Distillery Tour, Circa 2015)
https://www.weholden.com/work/ancho-reyes (Weholden Design Agency)
https://www.bonvivants.com/bon-vivants/ (The Bon Vivants)
https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/9309/Brands_Report_2021:_Liqueurs.html (Drinks International 2021 Brands Report)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/campari-buys-majority-stake-in-montelobos-mezcal (Campari's Purchase of Ancho Reyes)
https://www.oldliquorsmagazine.com/ancho-reyes-a-classic-1920s-redux/ (Old Liquors Magazine Article)
https://www.vallartadaily.com/ancho-reyes-liquor-shouts-viva-mexico-world/ (Vallarta Daily Article on Ancho Reyes)
https://punchdrink.com/articles/how-to-use-ancho-reyes-chile-liqueur-cocktail-recipes/ (Punch Drink Article on Ancho Reyes)
https://medium.com/authority-magazine/ivan-saldana-of-casa-lumbre-5-things-you-should-do-to-become-a-thought-leader-in-your-industry-257777f1b4f5 (Authority Magazine Interview with Iván Saldaña)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

21 min