Monday, August 12, 2013

Queimada

Queimada is a punch made from Galician augardente (Orujo Gallego) - a spirit distilled from wine and flavoured with special herbs or coffee, plus sugar, lemon peel, coffee beans and cinnamon.

Typically, while preparing the punch a spell or incantation is recited, so that special powers are conferred to the queimada and those drinking it. Then the queimada is set alight, and slowly burns as more brandy is added.

More information here.

4 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

I'd try it so I could play with the fire.

Fire goooood.

Colleen said...

Mmmmmm... Sounds interesting.

HalloweeNut said...

"The flame makes it gooood."
- Homer Simpson

girl6 said...

wOw..i would love to paratake in such a festive celebration.

& i Love how the Queimada was initially prepared by groups of Galician emigrants in places like Madrid, because that further supports the studies of Celtic nations like Ireland and Scotland etc having more in common with the Portuguese and Spanish than with "Celts"...

YOWZA!...i Love that