recipe in making flaming spanish coffee

Flaming Spanish Coffee

There are many different takes on Spanish coffee, but the general idea is a drink made with coffee liqueur, rum, and coffee. If you want to enrapture your friends with a fiery performance, whilst simultaneously benefitting from the boost of a coffee and the kick of a stiff drink, this is the recipe for you.

Course 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


  • 3 oz brewed coffee
  • 1-2 oz 151-proof rum
  • 1-2 oz coffee liqueur or spirit
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • sugar, brown sugar, or spiced sugar
  • whipped or heavy cream
  • wine glass with a stem
  • long/bbq lighter or long matches
  • hallow dish for rimming the glass with sugar
US Customary - Metric


  1. Pour your choice of sugar into the shallow dish. Take a lemon wedge and use it to rim the glass. Put the rim of the glass into the sugar to get a good, even coating of sour-sweetness.

  2. Brew the coffee.

  3. Pour the rum into the bottom of the wine glass. 

  4. Take the glass with the rum in it, tilt it roughly at a 45-degree angle and light the rum on fire.

  5. Use your index and middle fingers to grab the stem of the glass and gently swirl the flaming rum in a circular motion in order to help caramelize the sugar above it.

  6. Add a good sprinkle of the nutmeg and cinnamon, then quickly add the liqueur to the rum and the coffee.

  7. Optional: top your drink with the cream, whipped cream, or both along with a bit more of the nutmeg and cinnamon.