café brûlot

ca·​fé brû·​lot | \ ¦kaˌfāˌbrüˈlō \
plural café brûlots\ -​lōz \

Definition of café brûlot

: a drink prepared with black coffee, cognac that is ignited and allowed to burn briefly, sweetening, and flavoring (as lemon peel, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla)

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First Known Use of café brûlot

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for café brûlot

American French (Louisiana), literally, burned-brandy coffee

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“Café brûlot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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