It hasn’t been too cold this winter, but that hasn’t prevented people from building a fire in their fireplace and heating up some fine drinks to enjoy while the long night passes. Here’s a recipe from Facundo Eximo, a dark aged rum, for a Fireside, a cocktail that features ingredients most of us have on hand. I might also add a little whipped cream to the top, because, well, it’s whipped cream.
2 parts Facundo Eximo or other dark aged rum
1 strip lemon peel
1 cinnamon stick
1 strip orange peel
3 coffee beans
1 part simple syrup
3 parts coffee
In a shallow pan, add rum, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, orange peel, coffee beans and simple syrup. Set the combination on fire and allow to burn for 3 minutes. Extinguish the flame by adding the coffee and strain into a mug. Garnish with the cinnamon stick, if desired.