Canelazo is a traditional Colombian hot drink made with sugar cane and cinnamon. It's very comforting and perfect for a cold day.
Canelazo (Sugar Cane and Cinnamon Hot Drink)
- 2 cups aguapanela sugar cane drink
- 1 cup aguardiente
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- ½ teaspoon lime juice
- Sugar for serving
- Place the aguapanela, aguardiente, cinnamon and lime juice in a medium-low pot over medium heat. Simmer for about 7 minutes. Donu2019t let it boil.
- To serve: place the sugar in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of a espresso cup with a dampened paper towel, then dip in sugar.
- Fill the cup with canelazo. Serve immediately.
Canelazo is a popular and strong Colombian drink that is a perfect end to any meal. It's made from agua de panela, cinnamon and aguardiente, an anise flavored liquor which translates to "fire water" in English and lime juice. Enjoy this cocktail at your next party!
Sugar for serving
Miriam/The Winter Guest
Oh, me encanta el nombre, jaja.
Oooh I've never had anything like that- I bet it's great!
Sounds very interesting.
Ha! This is great! I just picked up some cane sugar actually piloncillo cane sugar. I used it on my French toast with Sambuca this morning. I'll be trying this!
ahhhhhhhhh...dear hot drink but looks so bful n refreshing to the eyes..love those cute cups...
Looks like a great drink!
That sounds like a great drink to have during Christmas...aguardiente is a hard drink. Now I cant wait till the Feria de Cali..... How will it make you feel....?
Francijoe-If you have more 5!!!Drunk 😉
Yes, go easy on it.... Os sweet but strong. Delicious for the cold winter nights, or perfect for after any meal.
This is new to me! I’ve been used to sugar cane, au naturel. This looks great!
oh this looks great man your country has such cool food and drinks
Erica this looks interesting...I would love to taste it. Love the picture.
Un saludo : )
I love those cute little cups, Erica! I bet this drink is sweet and slightly spicy from the cinnamon. Looks very tasty.
How gorgeous! Beautiful, delicious and refreshing! What more could you ask of a drink!
This sounds like the perfect drink for me! Love the cinnamon!
Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
That's different! I've heard of Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon, but never a straight cinnamon drink. I bet it's tasty as can be. 🙂
The cinnamon is just one of the ingredients; you won't taste as the main flavor. The combination of flavored and the smell are incredibly unique. Great for cold nights, bonfires and camping !!!!!
even though the temperature is almost in triple digits here, i'd drink this hot beverage with gusto!
Thank you so much guys!
You got me at the aguardiente. Love the stuff!
Oh, I would love this. I usually don't like sugar cane juice alone, but when it is spiced up it is so much more tasty for me.
Oh, this drink sounds so good! I cannot wait to make it, love all the spiciness. Plus any drink called fire water deserves attention.
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
This sounds so good, especially to a cinnamon lover like me!
I could drink sugar cane juice all day long - its sweetness is more satisfying but not as cloying as sodas and such. I have never tried aguardiente and I know my husband, who loves to try new spirits, would be very intrigued. This drink would be just the thing to sip leisurely while you're gathered with others, just chatting . . . 😎
A new drink I would love to try; anise-flavored drink are right up my alley!
I love this drink .. !! I was at Monsarate in Bogota and there I tried this drink first time and I am such a fan of canelazo drink ever since.. Actually I just made some this morning..
With Necter Aguardiente.. And it was blissful to say the least..
Thanks Erika !
Uy, suena delicioso. Que bien me caería un canelazo ahorita que ando agripada, seguro que me curaba pero ya!
What?? Canelazo is a traditional spiced hot drink from the highlands in Ecuador.
It is one very common drink in Colombia as well; no mistery, we are neighbors, and we share so many delicious drinks!!!
OH MY GOD!!!
I visited Colombia this year for the fisrt time.
I tried this at a village in the coffee area called Salento and I freaking loved it!
I wanted to recreate it and I stambled upon this recipe and your blog.
I am not Colombian but I love different cultures and cuisines and your blog will help me to maintain the memories of this trip through my tatse buds!
oh, I tried this in a little cafe in the Chorro de Quevedo district of Bogota, I think they may have put a little mint in it as well