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Episode 83: Ancho Reyes
Episode 8324th December 2021 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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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:

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.


Casa Lumbre

Alcademics Distillery Tour, Circa 2015

Weholden Design Agency

The Bon Vivants

Drinks International 2021 Brands Report

Campari's Purchase of Ancho Reyes

Old Liquors Magazine Article

Vallarta Daily Article on Ancho Reyes

Punch Drink Article on Ancho Reyes

Authority Magazine Interview with Iván Saldaña

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