I finally broke down and bought a bottle of Ancho Reyes. I have been sipping on wonderful cocktails with this ingredient for over a year and I needed to add it to my collection. My very first attempt turned out to be a keeper. The heat and spice of Ancho Reyes paired with bourbon and chocolate bitters in a magical way.
Xocoatl Old Fashioned
1.5 oz Old Forester Rye
0.75 Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey
0,5 Ancho Reyes
1 dash chocolate bitters
2 dashes smoked chili bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until well-chilled, Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with your favorite old fashioned accoutrement.
Enjoy the heat and smoke!
Heather Wibbels is a cocktail enthusiast who spends her time thinking about cocktails, researching cocktails and making cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location.