Preparation: caramelize the sugar with the spices and peels, then add the liquids.
Boil for a few minutes then serve hot.
Quentão, which means "very hot" or "big hot one", is a hot Brazilian drink made of
cachaça and spices. It is often served during Festa Junina. The sugar is first caramelized
with the the spices, ginger and the peels. This mixture is then boiled with water
for 10 minutes. The cachaça is added and boiled for another 5 minutes.
It is very common in southernmost parts of Brazil to substitute the primary ingredient
of Quentão, cachaça, for red wine, due to this region being the largest wine producer