Quentão is the name of a traditional drink that represents the Brazilian Festa Junina. These are basically celebrations of Saints Pau and Anthony and John which Brazilian rejoice with this amazing drink. The meaning of Quentão is "big hot one" or "very hot" and it was given to this drink because it is served hot. This makes Quentão a delicious drink for winters as it keeps you warm. Different ingredients go in the making of this Brazilian drink; the major ones include spices, cachaca, caramelized sugar. You can try this wonderful drink too, without going to Brazil, as this guide will provide you the complete list of Quentão’s ingredients and its recipe so you can prepare it at your own place.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Sauce Pan & Mug
- 1 fresh apple
- 1 fresh pear
- 1 bottle red wine (Merlot, Cabernet, or Burgundy will all work)
- 2 pieces lemongrass
- 1 fresh peach
- 1 1/2 ounces Cointreau liqueur
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 ounces cachaca (rum may be substituted if you can't find the cachaca)
- 1 pint water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
Take a sauce pan and add 1 fresh apple, 1 fresh pear, 1 bottle red wine, 2 pieces lemongrass, 1 fresh peach, 1 cup sugar, 1 pint water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tablespoon whole cloves in it.
In this way the condiments and fruits will be combined in the sauce pan.
Now add water in these ingredients and bring them to boil. This process will take about 2 minutes.
When the ingredients are boiled then add wine and boil this mixture for two more minutes.
Then, reduce the heat and add 1 1/2 ounces Cointreau liqueur along with 3 ounces cachaca or rum after which this drink is ready to be served hot immediately in a standard mug.