Ecuadorian Warming Winter Cocktail:
What's the big idea?
High in the Ecuadorian Andes, it gets pretty chilly at night. This warming cocktail is made using the local firewater, which is distilled from sugar cane and goes by the name of aguardiente.
can be found
online, but if you aren't able to track it down, white rum will make a suitable substitute.
Here's the list of what you need:
What To Do
- 150g light brown sugar
- 150g dark brown sugar
- Juice of 1 lime
- Pinch of salt
- 6-8 whole cloves
- 4 small cinnamon sticks
- 120ml orange juice
- 120ml aguardiente
- Pour 220ml water into a saucepan. Add the sugar, lime juice, salt, cloves and cinammon sticks
- Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes
- Remove from the heat and stir in the orange juice and aguardiente
- Return to the heat and heat through, but do not allow it to boil
- Strain and serve
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