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“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.”
READY IN:
18mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

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

Directions

  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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