Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Quentão (Portugese for "big heat") is a traditional drink for the Brazilian Festa Junina, a Catholic celebration of Saints John the Baptist, Peter and Anthony. It will definitely help keep your toes warm this winter. From Houston's Fogo de Chao as published in our local paper.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 pieces lemongrass
- 1 fresh pear, sliced
- 1 fresh peach, sliced
- 1 fresh apple, sliced
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 1 pint water
- 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (Merlot, Cabernet, or Burgundy will all work)
- 1 1⁄2 ounces Cointreau liqueur
- 3 ounces cachaca (rum may be substituted if you can't find the cachaca)
- Combine all the fruit and condiments in a saucepan.
- Add water and heat to a boil; boil two minutes.
- Add the wine and boil for another two minutes.
- Reduce heat to warm and add the Cointreau and the cachaça (or rum).
- Serve hot.
Very nice mulled wine recipe. This sure warmed me up yesterday evening! I used a Pinot Noir and substituted rum, as indicated, because I don't know what cachaca is. The sliced fruit made for a very nice presentation in the pan. I could see serving this at a party. It is probably evident to other people, but I did not put the cloves in a mesh tea ball/spice ball, and therefore ended up with many of them in my mouth as a result. I've learned from the experience and will use one next time for the cloves. I'll definitely be making this again. Thank you for posting.