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!
Servings: 5 servings
- 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.