Cafe Brulot (Café Brûlot Diabolique)

Recipe by littleturtle
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using a grinder or mortar and pestle, grind together orange and lemon zests, spices, pecans, and sugar until finely powdered.
  • Transfer ground nut/spice mixture to brulot bowl or chafing dish or large saucepan.
  • Place dish directly over heat source with the flame on low; add Cognac and liqueur.
  • Just as liquid starts to simmer, half fill a metal ladle with the liquid and ignite (I use a long grill lighter to do this and keep a lid for the pan handy: it can be a bit intimidating once the whole thing is ignited; if the flames get to high for you to handle, you can just put the lid on the pan and the flame will go out and you can try again).
  • Return flaming liquid to dish to ignite the rest, and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • As flame begins to subside, slowly stir in coffee.
  • Ladle coffee into brulot cups or coffee cups, and serve hot.
  • Can also be served cold for a fancy iced coffee cocktail (coffee ice-cubes work the best, so the drink isn't diluted as the ice melts); shake in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve in champagne glasses.
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