Aguardiente is the Spanish form of the Latin 'aqua ardens' (hot water). It is a generic term for alcohol.
In South America it is usually made from panela/piloncillo sugar - non-centrifugal sugar blocks. Anise flavoring is common.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kevin" <kabadou@...> wrote:
> Has anyone made Aquardiente? I'm on vacation in Colombia and Aquardiente seems to be the primary drink around here and most of Latin America. It's made from sugar cane and flavoured with anise. Has kinda of licorice smell and taste like Ouzo from Greece.
> Anyone have a recipe?