recipe in making flaming spanish coffee

Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe

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

Course coffee, Drinks
Cuisine spanish
Keyword Flaming Spanish Coffee recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 217 kcal


  • 4 oz coffee
  • 1-2 oz 151-proof rum
  • 1-2 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.

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