Café Brulot Diabolique

At Antoine’s, we use a special copper Brulot Bowl and special cups which were designed by Jules Alciatore.

  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Peel of one lemon
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar3 ounces brandy
  • 3 cups strong black coffee, hot

Put the cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, sugar and brandy in a fireproof bowl and heat on an open flame. When the brandy is hot, but not boiling, brin ghte bowl to the table and ignite with a match. Use a ladle to stir and pour the liquid around the bowl for 2 minutes. Pour the hot coffee into the flaming brandy and then ladle into demitasse cups (half cups).

Serves 6.