Madeira’s most traditional drink.


  • 3 cups Fresh Orange Juice
  • 3 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 cup Honey
  • 2-3 cups Aguardente (Sugar Cane rum from Madeira) (you can try with Vodka as well)


  1. Place all ingredients together and mix well. Poncha is usually mixed with a Poncha stick called a Caralhinho. Start with 2 cups of Aguardente and taste if you need more alcohol then add more to taste. You can use other fruits as well. Passion Fruit, Tangerine, Strawberry and Kiwi are all popular on the island.

Recipe Notes