Sugarcane stirrers (peeled & cut into sticks & optional)
Ponche (fruit punch)
Ponche is made with a winter fruit called tecojotes which look like small crab apples and piloncillo (cones of unrefined sugar). However the recipes vary from household to household and so can be loosely translated. In this recipe we have used dark brown sugar, for a warm rich flavour and quince which have the same grainy quality as tecojotes. The guavas add perfume and the flor de Jamaica (hibiscus flowers) add tang and a burgundy colour. A fruity winter warmer!
Put the water into a saucepan and heat gently with the cinnamon stick, the brown sugar, hibiscus flowers, then add the sliced quince, simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
Meanwhile peel, core and cut up all the other fruit, when the quince is tender, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer for a further 20 minutes.
Taste and add more water if too concentrated, or more sugar if not sweet enough.
To serve, add the Tequila to the pot just before serving so as to warm, then ladle into glasses with some of the fruit and a sugarcane stick.
Cool Chile Updates
Delivery to France/ Denmark/ Netherlands is now available through the website. We will be using FedEx and costs have increased slightly, along with delivery times. It is possible you will also receive a duty and tax invoice from customs, we are yet to find an exact science to this but so far a few of our customers have been receiving charges that almost double their order. We will be experimenting week by week with other countries in Europe. If you wish to place an order to Europe please contact us directly and we can arrange.
Deliveries to Italy we can't facilitate currently. We have experienced many product restrictions and hefty government charges.
Business as usual! Click and collect still available!
We operate to a 3 working day turn around time - e.g. order on Monday received on Wednesday UK mainland. Orders without tortillas can move faster as tortillas are made fresh to order.