Fire Tongs Punch

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Fire Tongs Punch

Fire Tongs Punch (Feuerzangenbowle)

Feuerzangenbowle is the name of a spectacular German drink that’s become a popular holiday season tradition. Germany's most impressive party drink consists of red wine, juice and spices, prepared in a fireproof bowl. Please read important safety note.
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Feuerzangenbowle Set

Ingredients
  

  • 2 organic oranges
  • 2 organic lemons
  • 2 bottles dry red wine
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 sugar cone
  • 2 cups dark rum at least 54% alcohol

Instructions
 

  • Wash oranges and lemons thoroughly, pat dry and cut into slices or wedges. In a large pot combine red wine, oranges, lemons cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  • Heat slowly making sure it does not come to a boil. Remove pot from heat and place on a heat source (such as from a Fondue set).
  • Place sugar cone into metal holder ("Feuerzange"). Soak sugar cone with rum and carefully light it. The sugar will melt and drip into the wine. Little by little start adding more rum to the sugar cone using a long-handled ladle.
  • Once the sugar cone and rum have completely burned off, gently stir the concoction and serve in mugs or heatproof glasses.

Notes

Important note on safety:
This recipe requires handling alcohol and open flames. Be extremely careful and proceed with caution.
Course: Beverages
Keyword: Christmas
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