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Quentão - Brazilian Grog Cocktail

This Brazilian grog cocktail (Quentão de Cachaça) is a fantastic hot drink to have around the fire on a cold night. It's sweet and dangerously delicious, gets this beautiful color from caramelized sugar, and it can be made with cachaça Brazilian rum or any other rum you like! - Recipe makes 5 cups, easily doubled!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Steeping time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Keyword: cachaca, festa junina, rum
Servings: 5 servings
Author: aline_shaw


  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups Cachaça or any other white rum
  • 1 orange peels plus slices for garnish
  • 1 lime peels plus slices for garnish
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, smashed
  • 1 star anise optional


  • Add the sugar to a medium to large soup or stockpot over medium heat and heat it until the sugar is caramelized into a light gold syrup.
  • Add the ginger, the spices and the fruit peels, then slowly add the water stirring constantly to combine and break any sugar lumpls that may form.
  • Let that mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add in the cachaça, and bring to a low simmer and remove from heat - do not boil, otherwise the alcohol will evaporate. Let it sit covered about 15 minutes.
  • Pour into mugs, and serve with fruit slices.