Canelazo | Ecuador


Ingredients

 

    • 3 cups water
    • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 lime (juiced)
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
    • 4 to 6 cinnamon sticks
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 4 ounces (or more to taste) aguardiente or rum

       

      Preparation

       

        1. Bring the water, both kinds of sugar, lime juice, salt, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

        2. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange juice. Add the aguardiente or rum, to taste.

        3. Reheat without boiling. If it boils, the alcohol will boil away.

        4. Strain and serve hot.