This recipe is courtesy of my friend Tyler Dow, General Manager of Faith & Flower in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
Tyler Dow’s Infused Tequila Old Fashioned
Infuse Herradura anejo tequila with dried and smoked chipotles and ancho chiles. Tyler also adds some Abuelita Mexican chocolate.
1 deseeded and deveined dried ancho chile
1 deseeded and deveined smoked and dried chipotle chile
About 3/4 of a block of Abuelita chocolate.
1 bottle of Herradura Anejo Tequila
Combine everything in a carafe and refrigerate for 48 hours. Check flavor; it will be spicier now than it will be when it ages a little, so it’s OK if it’s a little hot. If the flavor is appropriate, fine-strain the tequila into glass pour bottles.
Refrigerate for two or three days, it allows the flavors to mellow a little and get some very nice depth.
Prepare in an Old Fashioned glass. For further information see the video below.