The Cafe D’Amour is an exciting cocktail. Not only does it involve coffee, cinnamon and cognac, but you light the freakin’ brandy on fire at one point in the preparation. Cocktails + open flames = fun times for all.
This is an especially good choice for those of you who love black coffee. So many coffee drinks weaken the coffee with Irish cream. Not this one – the coffee flavor comes through solidly.
- 1 1/4 ounce cognac
- 5 ounces hot black coffee
- cinnamon stick
- 1/2 lemon
Rim aby rubbing lemon juice over the rim, then stamping and twisting it down in a saucer of sugar (optionally, toss some coffee grounds into the sugar, as seen in photo). Simmer the coffee with the zest from half a lemon, the cinnamon stick and sugar to taste in a saucepan. Pour the cognac into a soup ladle and ignite it, then add it to the coffee and put out the flame. Strain the mix into a cup and serve.