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[QUOTE] I noticed some stuff on the wiki claims that Queimada might not actually be that old... I wish my grandfather was still alive, he was from Galicia (a village called Louro) and he fled the country when the Communists lost the civil war (he fought on the communist side). I would have been curious to ask him about it. Too bad he isn't around anymore, his recollections and knowledge of the matter at hand should have been really, really useful. You are right, anyway: Queimada's ritualistic side can be traced back around half a century ago but its original recipe is about 80-100 years old, likely an invention of Galician emigrants or civil war exiles (such as your grandfather). Galicians are known in Spain for their big sense of community and their proclivity to homesickness, so they tend to gather together when residing abroad to celebrate holidays and other festivities in their own fashion, so that's a likely explanation on how and when Queimada was born. Plus, both cane sugar and the [URL=http://www.abc.es/Media/201211/05/Alquitara-orujo-Cantabria--644x362.jpg]Alquitara[/URL] (the traditional Alembic used in Northern Spain to distill Orujo) were introduce in the Iberian Peninsula by the Arabs, so this brewery couldn't be invented prior to the 12th century in any case. Only one thing is for sure: Orujo, its main ingredient has been in production in Cantabria (and later also in Galicia) since the middle ages and was used as a traditional medicine to treat [/URL][/b][/s][/i][color=660000]-- Message too long, Autoquote has been Snipped --[/color][/QUOTE] Just to link this whole Queimada stuff with the topic on course... Hayato, did you mention that you have to sing an enchantment spell during the concoction in order to make a *true* Queimada? The whole Queimada is probably just a mockery of the covens of witches so common in Northern Spain back in the day. There are many versions of the spell, most of them written (and sung!) in ancient Galaecian. Such magical liquour would fit our lovable, voluptuous, polemy stirring Sorceress quite well, don't you think? The Amazon is nice and all, sure, but I would let that Sorceress stir up my Queimada anytime!
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