Grolle de Savoie (French flambéed spiced coffee)

    2 hours 15 min

    This traditional winter drink from the Savoy region in France is served in a special ornately carved wooden bowl with spouts and passed around at the table but you don't need a grolle to enjoy it.

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    Makes: 1 pitcher

    • 1 whole clove
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 lemon, scrubbed well and diced
    • 1 orange, scrubbed well and diced
    • 400ml freshly brewed hot coffee
    • icing sugar
    • 200ml schnapps or orange liqueur

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. In a saucepan mix spices with lemon, orange and coffee. Sweeten to taste.
    2. Add schnapps and light with a match or a lighter and flambé while carefully stirring to incorporate the sugar. Strain into cups or heatproof glasses and serve at once.


    If not serving it all at once, cover it with a lid to keep it warm.

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