What is Portuguese moonshine?

Aguardiente, in Spanish, or aguardente, in Portuguese (Basque: pattar; Catalan: aiguardent; Galician: augardente) is a generic term for alcoholic beverages that contain between 29% and 60% ABV.

How do you make Portuguese moonshine?


  1. In a large glass, squeeze and drop in 2 eighths of the lime.
  2. Add the sugar, crush and mix with a spoon.
  3. Pour in the moonshine, whiskey or vodka and plenty of ice.
  4. Stir well, serve and enjoy!

What is the national drink of Portugal?


IBA official cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume Cachaça
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish sugarcane, lime(ingredient)
Standard drinkware Old fashioned glass

What liquor is Portuguese?

Portugal is known for many things – football, Fado, tourism, to name just three, but I really love the country’s food and drink. One alcoholic treat that is sold in more than 40 countries around the world is Licor Beirão, Portugal’s favourite spirit which has been produced in the J.

Can you turn wine into moonshine?

Yes you can. You can also use the cheapest rotgut beer/malt liquor in the corner store. This actually has a purpose: it’s a great way to try out your still without wasting mash, or before you find a mash recipe you want to try. It’s also a good way to break in a new still.

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Licor Beirão, also known in short simply as Beirão, advertises itself as “Portugal’s liquer”. It may not be the liquer, but it certainly is one of the most popular ones. The name speaks of the origins of this distilled drink, in the Beiras region of Portugal.

Is alcohol cheap in Portugal?

A bottle of mid-range wine costs around 2.00 EUR to 5.00 EUR at the store (locals usually enjoy cheaper ones – for about 1.50 EUR). And the average price of local brand liquor at the market is about 13.00 EUR.

Is aguardiente a moonshine?

Aguardiente, Ecuador’s moonshine, tastes like burning with a molasses aftertaste. Made from distilled sugarcane and left unflavored, aguardiente is a common sight in Ecuadorian bars.

Does Portugal make whiskey?


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