Posted November 25, 2018 12:20:15This is a chile drink, so the recipe calls for ancho, the chile’s green-tinged, sweet and sour flavor.
But ancho is also the spice used in many of the popular chile liquors that are popular around the world.
A quick search on the internet reveals that most popular chiles in the United States are either green chiles or yellow chiles.
So, in the same way that green chile powder is used to make a green chili sauce, the orange peel flavor of ancho liqueurs is also used to impart a green-chile-sour taste.
Ancho liquors are often served with sweet or savory foods and are sometimes served with chiles that are not the ones most people know.
Anchovies, jalapeno peppers and guajillo peppers are popular ancho-based liqueuring products, but I also have a preference for sweet orange peels.
Anoncho Liqueurs by the Numbers Ancho Liquor Amount: 2 ounces (about 8 oz) of orange peel