In the cantinas and cabarets of Puebla’s Barrio del Artista, passionate discurso is fueled by unique menjurjes—homemade concoctions created from a blend of native ingredients and local spirits. One particularly popular menjurje created by the family Reyes was the only one made from Puebla’s signature crop: the beloved ancho chile. It only makes sense that Puebla’s beloved chile ancho would serve as the main ingredient in Ancho Reyes, one of the city’s most significant menjurjes. Great care has been taken to fashion Ancho Reyes liqueur just as it was in the original family Reyes recipe. Ancho Reyes is the original ancho chile liqueur—a smoky, heated celebración of the radical, the romantico, the independiente inside us all.
Deep bronze hue with medium body and high viscosity. Slightly pungent, followed by dried chile notes, spices, cinnamon, cocoa, tamarind, and wet wood with light herbal notes adding to the complexity. Pleasantly sweet, followed by chile with moderate heat and slight acidity. Hints of spices, tamarind, plum, cacao, apple and almonds then subtle notes of fine herbs. Pleasantly lingering on the finish.