Queimada (Galicia Fire Drink)

Queimada (Galicia Fire Drink)

Queimada, the fire drink of Galicia, is made from traditional liquor that's burned until the flames are blue and then consumed in a special ceremony.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place the clay pot or bowl on a fireproof table of atop a cold BBQ grill. Be sure to have a large lid handy to put out the flames.
  3. Step 3

    Pour approximately 4 tablespoons  orujo and 1 tablespoon sugar into a small glass and stir to dissolve sugar, then set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Pour the rest of the orujo and remaining sugar into the clay bowl and stir. Add the lemon peel and coffee beans and stir again.
  5. Step 5

    Pour the orujo and sugar mixture from the glass into a ladle and light it on fire. Carefully move the ladle very close to the clay pot until the orujo mixture in the pot catches fire. Stir frequently until the flames turn blue. Slide the lid over the pot to put out the flames. Serve hot.
  6. Step 6