Hot Ti

Jack Schramm, Existing Conditions | New York

While this drink nods to Ti Punch, Martinique’s national drink made with agricole rum and lime, it ultimately it goes in a different direction. Applying fire directly to the drink caramelizes the sugar and burns off some of the alcohol for a richer, yet lower-proof end result.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ounce blanche armagnac
  • 1 ounce agricole rum
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 ounces water

Garnish: orange twist

Directions
  1. Heat sugar in a saucepan, until caramelized.
  2. Add spirits, lime juice and salt to pan.
  3. Use a long-handled match or kitchen torch to apply flame to the contents of the pan; it should catch fire.
  4. Add water, dousing the fire. Add more water if needed to extinguish the flame.
  5. Scrape the insides of the pan and briefly stir to combine.
  6. Pour into mug and garnish.