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.
Ancho Reyes has released a limited edition second product, Ancho Reyes Verde, a green chili liqueur that is sure to become another favorite. Verde is made from chili peppers harvested in late August before they turn vibrant red from more time in the sun. The green Ancho peppers have a more bright and vegetal flavor than sun-ripened red peppers, which become sweeter with more time on the vine. These flavors are directly translated into each spirit. The Ancho Reyes Verde is bright, herbal, and spicy, with fresh-from-the-garden flavors (compared to the sweet and caramelized spice of the original Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur). The freshness of the green Chile liqueur will go beautifully with your silver tequila margarita or even a piquant gimlet.