Book a Cena Mágica Conjuro de la Queimada Gallega and discover memorable sights and rich culture of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The ingredients of the Galician queimada, a traditional beverage in St you have to recite the ‘conxuro da queimada’, (the spell of queimada), a poem Es esta una bebida tradicional gallega hecha con orujo o aguardiente. queimada gallega (orujo, es decir, aguardiente de caña, azúcar blanco fino, cortezas de limón y algunos granos de café) como el conjuro que se recita mientras.
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Pomace is the residual material obtained after crushing the grapes — consisting of seeds, skins and stalks — which is then fermented in closed vats and distilled in alambiquesalquitaras or potas large copper kettles that are heated over an open fire for a minimum of 6 hours.
Flickr photo by David Hegarty. The Queimada is a traditional ritual, practiced by the people of Galicia, located in the upper northwest corner of Spain, propped comfortably over Portugal, to cast out demons and bad spirits through an incantation and a witches brew made of Orujo. The origins of the ritual are still conduro, though competing theories predict that queimdaa was either a remnant of the Celtic tribes that settled in Spain in the 11th century who worshiped polytheism or developed in the s when Tito Freire designated the clay pot in which galleya Queimada is prepared.
The accompanying spell was written by Mariano Marcos Abalo in the s.
Hear the roars of those that cannot stop burning in the firewater, becoming so purified. And when this beverage goes down our throats, we will get free of galllega evil of our soul and of any charm. Forces of air, earth, sea and fire, to you I make this call: The Queimada was initially prepared by groups of Galician emigrants, typically after fellowship lunches and other group events, who prepared theatrical revivals of old beliefs.
Today, very little has changed. Queimwda Queimada is performed at parties, after family events, or in the dead of night when the evening calls for eccentricities and adventure. The drink is prepared in a clay pot, or cauldron, that has been sealed or glazed on the interior, meant to represent Mother Earth.
The aguardiente de orjuo represents the tears of Mother Natureand eventually mixed with coffee, sugar, lemon peel and coffee beans. Once the spell begins from the lips of the druid priest, the flame is ignited over the cauldron and the alcohol begins to burn, representing light.
As the flames flicker from the a wooden ladle plunges into the bottom of the pot and sours back into the air, as a long stream cascades blue liquid light back into the bubbling brew.
When the spell eventually comes to hushed finale, a lid is placed over the flames, leaving a steaming hot drink that is poured into small clay cnxuro and passed among friends.
Not as necessarily, but there is something truly magical and warm about the experience, especially when shared among friends.
Queimada (drink) – Wikipedia
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. Pour approximately 4 Tbsp orujo and 1 Tbsp sugar into quwimada small glass and stir to dissolve sugar, then set aside.
Pour the rest of the orujo and remaining sugar into the clay bowl and stir.
Add the agllega peel and coffee beans and stir again. 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.
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