Happy Margarita Day! You know we love us some Rita’s, and plan to celebrate this holiday all day long. As a way to share this day with you all, we wanted to share this Margarita recipe made with Ancho Reyes, a new Ancho Chile liqueur. Cheers & Enjoy!
Ancho Reyes was created by Licorera Ancho Reyes y CIA in Mexico and inspired from a 1920’s-era recipe, the heart of the liqueur is Mexico’s beloved poblano chile, hand-selected one by one based on size, color and humidity, then dried in open air, macerated for six months, and bottled. The resulting taste is pleasantly sweet, followed by chile with mild heat and slight acidity, hints of spices, tamarind, plum, cacao, apple, and almonds, and final subtle notes of fine herbs.
¾ part Ancho Reyes
1½ parts Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
½ part Agave Nectar
Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass, salt it, and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain over fresh ice into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
In Houston, Ancho Reyes is available at retail stores Tony K’s, Spec’s, and Houston Wine Merchant. It can also be found at local establishments including Triniti Restaurant and Bar, Sorrel Urban Bistro, and Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge.
Information and picture provided by Keaton Maddox, Friedman Marketing and Public Relations.