Chipotle peppers are actually red ripe jalapeno peppers that have been dried by smoking them. Chipotle peppers have between a 2,500 and 5,000 Scoville rating.
It is quite common to use Chipotle peppers in Mexican cooking for their heat and intense, smoky flavor. Chipotles en adobo are canned with tomato sauce, vinegar and spices.
Some popular cocktails containing Chipotle Pepper
- San la Muerte — Tequila, Licor 43, Bitters, Lime juice, Chipotle Pepper