café brûlot


ca·​fé brû·​lot
plural café brûlots
: a drink prepared with black coffee, cognac that is ignited and allowed to burn briefly, sweetening, and flavoring (as lemon peel, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla)

Word History


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

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of café brûlot was in 1902

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“Café brûlot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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