Poncha is a traditional alcoholic drink from Madeira Island, Portugal. Poncha is made fresh with citrus juice, honey and aguardente or rum. The drink is strong and thought to cure the common cold. Give it a try.
Poncha | Madeira Island's Cocktail
Poncha is a traditional alcoholic drink from Madeira Island, Portugal. Poncha is made fresh with citrus juice, honey and aguardente or rum. The drink is strong and thought to cure the common cold. Give it a try. (aguardente: água (“water”) + ardente (“fiery”) = Fire Water!In Madeira most of the aguardente from the region is made from sugar cane.
- 1 cup Aguardente, Cashaca or Rum
- 2-3 tbsp honey
- 1 lemon
- 1 orange
- Juice the lemon and orange and set aside.
- Cut the lemon and orange peels into slices. In a large jar, muddle the peels. Add in the honey. Muddle. Add in the the arguardente (rum) and the juice of the lemon and orange. Let ingredients steep in the jar for 2-4 hours.
- To serve, strain the peels from the liquid. Traditionally, Poncha is served chilled with no ice.
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