If you are wondering why you've never heard of Gaviao navideño before, you're in good company. This traditional Dominican Christmas drink is perhaps one of the most obscure recipes in our blog, a comforting drink originating in one of my favorite parts of the country.
Pour 8 cups of water into a medium saucepan or small pot.Add the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemongrass, and lime leaves. Heat over low. heat and let simmer very gently for 15-20 minutes, or until the water has a light caramel color.