Try this Feuerzangenbowle recipe, or contribute your own.
Put orange peel, lemon peel and cloves into a tea filter bag, tie shut with white yarn. Hang into a copper kettle, pour in wine. Heat up close to boiling point, but make sure it never gets to boil. Put the kettle in the middle of your table so all your guests can watch the ceremony :-). You normally use a "Feuerzange", but as I supect this might be hard to get outside Europe I guess you can also use a grid from your barbecue set - especially the ones you normally use to barbecue herrings in should work pretty well. The point is that you should be able to put the sugar hat on it (lying on its side) and place the whole thing safely over the kettle. Once youve got that far, youre ready for the ceremony. First, dim your lights. Then pour some rum onto the sugar hat, best using a ladle, and light it (this is why the rum has to be at least 108 proof). Keep the flames burning by ladeling more rum on the sugar hat, until the sugar has completely melted and dripped into the wine. Remove the "Feuerzange" and the bag with the spices. Serve in heat-proof glasses. Variation: Many people like to add sugar and/or a little orange juice (preferably freshly pressed). Typed for you by Volkhart Baumgaertner
cajuntoast 10y agoThis is always a hit at parties, especially around the holidays, because the fire show is really fun to watch! If you don't have a sugar hat, you can do this with a pyramid of sugar cubes on some sort of metal apparatus which lets air through, like a flat cheese grater. I usually mix 151 proof rum or even Everclear with normal rum to make sure it lights on fire well. If you only have normal rum, heat it a bit to make it more flammable - but be careful to put the bottle away before you light the match.