For those of you who enjoy a cocktail, be retro like Don Draper and drink an Old Fashioned this Father’s Day! This one includes green chile and uses tequila — to give it an extra little kick.

Tips: Use Don Julio Anejo tequila and canned whole green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico if you don’t have fresh, roasted, and peeled green chiles on hand — only New Mexican green chiles will do.  If you can’t get your hands on any chiles in time, some jalapenos will substitute nicely!


-2 tsp. maple syrup

-2 slices of a green chile

-2 or 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

-2 oz. Tequila

Garnish: orange slice or twist and a long green chile slice.


In a tall glass, muddle the green chile slices, bitters, and maple syrup.  Add the tequila and fill with ice.  Gently stir with a spoon.  Strain and pour over one large ice cube in an old fashioned glass and garnish.  

Have a swell day, Daddio!

xoxo, PPB