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.

 

 

 

Poncha cocktail from Madeira Island Portugal in jar next to a lemon and bottle of rum

Poncha | Madeira Island's Cocktail

Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 5 mins
Serves 5 3oz glasses
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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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Aguardente, Cashaca or Rum
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Optionally, add passion fruit or other fruit for additional flavor. 

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