The showstopper in bartending is, without a doubt, fire. The classic drink for this purpose is the Blue Blazer, which is simply Scotch and water tossed back and forth in a flaming arc between cups. Impressive, but not quite ideal for brunch. And perhaps you don’t want to dim the lights and drag out the chafing dish required for a Café Brûlot Diabolique. The Café Royale is your single-serving recourse.
- 2 oz. hot coffee
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 1/2 oz. brandy
- Rest a spoon holding the sugar and brandy over a cup with the coffee.
- Set the brandy alight.
- Once the flame has died down, pour the brandy and sugar into the cup.
More booze for brunch on Food Republic: