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Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe

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  • Author: Jaron Pak
  • Total Time: 8
  • Yield: 1 1x


If a Spanish coffee is not exciting enough – try this dazzling flaming Spanish coffee.


  • 4 oz coffee
  • 12 oz 151-proof rum
  • 12 oz coffee liqueur such as Kahlua or Tia Maria
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • sugar, brown sugar, or superfine sugar
  • whipped or heavy cream
  • stemmed wine glass
  • long BBQ lighter or long matches
  • shallow dish for rimming the glass with sugar


  1. Pour sugar into a shallow dish. Rub rim of glass with lemon wedge. Press rim into sugar to get a good, even coating.

  2. Brew coffee.

  3. Pour rum into wine glass.

  4. Tilt wine glass at a 45-degree angle. Using long matches or lighter, ignite the rum.

  5. Use index and middle fingers to grab stem of glass, gently swirl flaming rum in a circular motion to caramelize sugar.

  6. Sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon into glass, then quickly add liqueur and hot coffee to rum.

  7. Optional: top drink with cream, whipped cream, or both, along with more nutmeg and cinnamon.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: drinks, coffee
  • Cuisine: Spanish


  • Calories: 217

Keywords: Spanish coffee

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