Brazilian Quentao

Brazilian Quentao means the big hot one and Brazilians drink it to warm up on the chilly nights in June. It is a hot Brazilian drink made of cachaca and spices. It is a typical drink on Festa Junina.

Brazilian Quentao
  • 600 ml of cachaca
  • 600 ml of water
  • 500 gr of sugar
  • Peel of 2 oranges
  • Peel of 1 lime
  • Cloves (as much as you like)
  • Sticks of cinnamon (as much as you like)
  • 50 g of ginger in small pieces


Burn the sugar with the spices, ginger, and peel until it melts, pour the water and the cachaca. Let it boil in medium heat for about 20 minutes. Filter and serve in hot mugs.

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