Bogotá-style Hot Toddy

By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina

Vino caliente from BogotáBogotá is a beautiful city where temperatures stay mostly in the 60s or 70s year round. When the sun sets and the temperature starts to go down, it's common to see people ordering warm cocktails at bars and restaurants. In fact, one of the most popular drinks around is vino caliente (hot wine), a beverage found mostly in the city's art district.

Last week, I was visiting family in Bogotá, and my friend Gio took me to a place called "La tienda de café". It's a lovely bar that serves traditional Colombian food and drinks. As soon as I looked at the menu, the first item listed was vino caliente. So, I immediately went up to the bartender and together we made the best hot wine I've ever had.


This Vino Caliente recipe includes Grand Marnier and cinnamonIngredients
(1 serving)
2 oz. orange brandy
1 oz. triple sec
3 oz. fresh orange juice
4 1/2 oz. merlot
1 cinnamon stick
¼ lime
Sugar to taste
¼ orange wedge

Try this recipe with my cilantro and plantain chicken soup

Bartender adds the wineBartender adds the wineDirections
Place the orange brandy, triple sec, orange juice, merlot and cinnamon stick in a pot. Warm up the mix at medium heat without letting it boil. Prep a cappuccino glass with lime and sugar on the rim, and pour the drink into the glass. Decorate with an orange wedge and a cinnamon stick. ¡Salud!

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