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.
Jack Schramm, Existing Conditions | New York
- 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
- Heat sugar in a saucepan, until caramelized.
- Add spirits, lime juice and salt to pan.
- Use a long-handled match or kitchen torch to apply flame to the contents of the pan; it should catch fire.
- Add water, dousing the fire. Add more water if needed to extinguish the flame.
- Scrape the insides of the pan and briefly stir to combine.
- Pour into mug and garnish.