Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipes has been submitted for play in ZWT9 – Cajun/Creole. The recipe is from cookbook: Cajun Cooking by Better Homes and Gardens. Chicory makes dark, rich Louisiana coffee special. In the 1800's, cafe brulot bowls, ladles and cups were traditional wedding presents for New Orleans brides.

Ingredients Nutrition

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


  1. In a blazer pan of a chafing dish combine cinnamon, cloves, sugar cubes, orange and lemon peels.
  2. In a small pan heat brandy till nearly boiling. Remove from heat and ignite. Pour over the mixture in blazer pan.
  3. Place the blazer pan over chafing dish burner and spoon the brandy over sugar until the cubes melt. Stir in coffee .
  4. Pour into mugs and enjoy.
Most Helpful

Really outstanding! I made this for breakfast going somewhat lighter on the booze (it wasn't quite 7 am!). I'm telling you, there are some advantages to old age! :rofl:. Loved the citrus and spice mix and used Splenda for the sugar. YUM!! Made for ZWT 9.

Annacia July 14, 2013

Wowsers, this sure has a kick! Made this *not* for breakfast and used the whole amount of brandy. Really outstanding! Thanks for posting.<br/>Made for ZWT 9 / Creole and Cajun for The Apron String Travelers

Mia in Germany July 26, 2013

ok cloves and cinnamon sticks go in with coffee grounds. sugar and peels go into carafe brandy goes in cups where it cannot ignite accidentally , and burn your house down lol zwt9

Dienia B. July 23, 2013