A double dose of ancho—in the syrup and in powder form on the rim of the glass—gives this cocktail a nice hit of tingly warmth. The syrup is left over from making Chocolate Cake with Candied Anchos, but you can also make the syrup alone if you’re not making the cake.
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Spectacular, but beware: you can't have just one! The ancho chile powder and sugar mixture around the rim of the glass adds a woodsy-warm flavor. Anchos taste mild,earthy and complex--not hot-spicy. This drink, even made with Whiskey, is spectacular with its beautiful warm rusty color.
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