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.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1-liter orujo
- ⅔cup granulated sugar
- Rind of one lemon cut into strips
- Scant 1/4 cup whole coffee beans
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Place 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.
Step 3Pour approximately 4 tablespoons orujo and 1 tablespoon sugar into a small glass and stir to dissolve sugar, then set aside.
Step 4Pour the rest of the orujo and remaining sugar into the clay bowl and stir. Add the lemon peel and coffee beans and stir again.
Step 5Pour 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.