Café Brûlot


If you prepare this at the table, it is even more festive—ladling flaming coffee into cups is a showstopper. Remove zest with a paring knife, avoiding any white pith.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 8 sugar cubes
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup brandy or bourbon
  • 3 cups hot, freshly brewed dark roast coffee, preferably with chicory


  1. Rub sugar cubes with orange and lemon zest. Place sugar cube in each of 8 demitasse cups or small mugs.
  2. Heat cinnamon stick, orange and lemon zests, cloves and brandy together in chafing dish. Flame mixture by igniting with a long match, and carefully add hot coffee. Stir, and ladle mixture into prepared cups.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 50
  • Carbohydrate Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Sugar Content: 5 g