Cafe Brulot

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Annacia

Brulot means "burnt brandy" in French. Special fireproof brulot bowls were important tableware in fine New Orleans homes during the 1800s. For a dramatic effect, the lights were dimmed before the mixture was flamed and the coffee added to it. I have not made this (as yet) so the time is a guess.

Top Review by lazyme

Delicious!! I've had this before in a restaurant and have always wanted to try to make it at home. ZWT3 gave me a chance to do just that. Although I didn't try to pour the brandy over the citrus peels for dramatic effect, and burn my house down, lol, it was very good. Thanks Annacia.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 inches cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 sugar cubes (or more to taste)
  • 1 strip orange peel, 3x1/4-inch membrane removed
  • 1 strip lemon peel, 3x1/4-inch membrane removed
  • 12 cup brandy
  • 2 cups hot strong coffee


  1. In the blazer pan of a chafing dish combine cinnamon, cloves, sugar cubes, orange peel, and lemon peel.
  2. In a small saucepan heat brandy until it almost simmers.
  3. Remove from heat and ignite.
  4. Pour over mixture in blazer pan.
  5. Place blazer pan over chafing dish burner. Spoon brandy over sugar until cubes melt. Stir in coffee. Makes 4 (4-ounce) servings.

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