Aguardente and Medronho Liquors

The "Medronho" -- arbutus berries -- matures when winter knocks on the door. This a warm colored fruit, which grows easily everywhere, likes humidity and spreads throughout the Algarvian hills. It's harvested from October to November, being sunk in a bit of water for 40 days, then, it is smashed and covered. Afterwards, the fruits are placed inside an "alambique" -- batch system -- to be cooked, it is then covered and the mud is pasted around the … [Read more...]