It is widely known that Spanish coffee has many varieties, but the most famous is as visually captivating as it is delicious. Flamenco coffee consists of rum and a coffee-friendly spirit. To make it, the coffee is added to the spirit and then it is lit on fire. If you haven’t lit an alcoholic beverage on fire before, be extremely careful when doing so. The convenience of having a fire extinguisher on hand is not a bad idea. If you can find a bottle of 151 Rum, then that should be used as the base for your cocktail. A tragic event happened in 2016: Bacardi stopped producing it. With more than 75.5% alcohol, this fragrant rum makes the perfect base for flaming cocktails. But there are other high-alcohol rums you can use instead including Stroh 80 Rum, Clarke’s Court Spiced Rum, or even sunset rum. You might want to turn off the lights for your guests so they have a better view of this beautiful process if you are an experienced mixologist and feel comfortable lighting drinks on fire. Glassware (such as an Irish coffee mug) with a heat-resistant stem is necessary, along with a long match. Make sure your sleeves are rolled up and your hair is tied back (if necessary)
Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)
The strength of Flaming Spanish Coffee Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.
Nutrition (calories per serving)
The estimated calories of Flaming Spanish Coffee Cocktail Recipe is 217 calories per serving.
Preparation time (minutes)
The time it takes to create Flaming Spanish Coffee Cocktail Recipe is 5 minutes.
- Shallow bowl
- Nick & Nora Glass
- 2 to 4 ounces of rum
- 2 to 4 ounces of liqueur that is suitable for coffee (room temperature Kahlua, Amaretto, or Cointreau)
- 3 ounces of dark brewed coffee (lukewarm)
- Optional Options: It can be served with whipped cream (or heavy cream, to taste) and grated cinnamon, grated nutmeg, zest of lemon, lime or orange, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup, and brandied cherries.
Steps to Make It
- Make sure the ingredients are ready.
- Pour the rum, coffee liqueur, and brewed coffee into individual cups and put the spices close at hand.
- Rub the sugar and lemon juice on the rim of a heat-resistant wine glass.
- The lemon juice should be placed in one shallow bowl and the sugar in another.
- Rub the rim of a glass in the lemon juice, then, while it is still wet, dip it in the sugar. Place the wine glass with rum in it. Hold the glass at a 45-degree angle and tilt it with extreme care.
- Lighting the rum with a long match or lighter, keeping it away from your face and hair will prevent combustibles from harming your face and hair. When the flames touch the rum, it will light on fire, so don't be surprised if this happens. Placing the glass on a flat surface requires that it be brought back to vertical position.
- Blowing out a match used to light the fire is a smart thing to do. Your hand should be flat and facing down toward the table. Hold firmly to the stem of the glass between your index and middle fingers. By rotating your hand in a circular motion, swirl the flaming rum in the glass to caramelize the sugar. If you are using ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg, sprinkle the spices over the drink once the sugar is mostly caramelized.
- These spices will not only flavor the drink, but also give it an exciting visual appearance when taking a sip of it. The liqueur must be poured quickly and carefully on top of the cocktail. It is normal to expect the liquid to boil at first, but it will cool down as you add more ingredients. Place the coffee in the pot. If you add this point, the glass should be about a third full. It is time to put out the fire so you can enjoy your cocktail. However, you can add one or more of the optional garnishes to dress it up. There's still a chance it will be hot, so take care!