The ambers of the sunset colored her beach party to appear most lively, and Quentãobeing her favorite drink, befitted the occasion. She danced around with gusto on this winter evening while crackles from bonfires raised high to match with the color of twilight. Copacabana seemed to have fallen in love with her and she, with him, head over heels. She often named this part of her life to be the most happy. Two days later, she was going to be the missus.
She repeats that day in her head everyday, staring at the evening sky from the asylum window.
P. S – Quentão, which means “very hot” is a hot Brazilian drink made of cachaça and spices. The sugar is first caramelized with spices (whole cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger chunks) and citrus peels (orange and lime). This mixture is then boiled with water for 10 minutes. The cachaça is added and boiled for another 5 minutes. As the name suggests, it’s meant to be served hot – ideally to be served outside on social gatherings on cold nights, near a fireplace.