Canelazo

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Colombian canelazo

Canelazo is a hot alcoholic beverage consumed in the Andean highlands of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru.

In Ecuador and Colombia[edit]

It typically consists of aguardiente (sugar cane alcohol), sugar or panela, and agua de canela (water boiled with cinnamon).[1][2][3] Canelazo is traditionally made with homemade aguardiente, but bottled alcohol is also used.[4] There are many variations on the recipe.[5] It is often made with fruit juice (typically naranjilla, mora, or maracuyá juice.[5] Cloves are sometimes added, and alcohol is sometimes omitted.[5]

The origins of the drink are unknown, but the drink has long been consumed in the Andes.[4] In Ecuador, the drink is often sold by street vendors during holydays.[6] It is especially popular during Christmas.[7] In 2005, one business began bottling canelazo without alcohol for export.[8]

In Peru[edit]

Canelazo is consumed in the northern highlands of Peru, specifically around Ayabaca in Piura.[9] It consists of aguardiente with sugar (or chancaca) and cinnamon boiled in water; lemon and chicha de jora may also be added.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lourdes Castro. Eat, Drink, Think in Spanish. Random House (2009), p. 170. ISBN 978-1-58008-954-8.
  2. ^ (Spanish) Dávila Vásquez, Jorge. "El Pase del Niño en Cuenca (Ecuador)". América no. 27: La Fȇte en Amérique Latine. Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (26-28 May 2000), p. 99. ISBN 978-2-87854-236-3.
  3. ^ Harry Adés & Melissa Graham. The Rough Guide to Ecuador. Rough Guides (2003), p. 42. ISBN 978-1-84353-109-8.
  4. ^ a b (Spanish) "El canelazo aviva la amistad en Quito y en el resto de la Sierra". El Comercio (December 1, 2007).
  5. ^ a b c (Spanish) "El canelazo es una bebida para espantar el frío quiteño". El Comercio (November 20, 2009).
  6. ^ Danny Palmerlee, Michael Grosberg & Carolyn McCarthy. Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands. Lonely Planet (2006), p. 65. ISBN 978-1-74104-295-5.
  7. ^ Erin Foley & Leslie Jermyn. Cultures of the World: Ecuador. Marshall Cavendish (2006), p. 117. ISBN 978-0-7614-2050-7.
  8. ^ (Spanish) "El canelazo, listo para el mundo". Hoy (December 6, 2005).
  9. ^ a b Zapata Acha, Sergio (2006). Diccionario de gastronomía peruana tradicional (in Spanish) (1 ed.). Lima, Perú: Universidad San Martín de Porres. ISBN 9972-54-155-X. 

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