This aromatic tiki-style cocktail is topped with a lit garnish, whose flame adds potency to the cinnamon sprinkled on top of the drink. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with our article Flaming Cocktails.
1 oz. port, preferably Warre's Otima (available at Amazon.com) 1 oz. fresh orange juice ¾ oz. fresh lime juice, plus ½ of a lime ¼ oz. fresh grapefruit juice ½ oz. cognac, preferably Pierre Ferrand 1840 (available at Amazon.com) ¼ tsp. cinnamon syrup ¼ oz. orgeat syrup 5 drops Bittermen's Elemakule bitters (available at Amazon.com) ½ lime ½ oz. dark rum, preferably Plantation overproof (available at Merwin's Liqors) 1 stick cinnamon, for grating
Combine port, juices, cognac, syrups, and bitters in a shaker filled with ice; shake, and strain into a ceramic tiki mug filled with ice. Hollow out the lime half; turn inside out. Float on top of the cocktail, and fill with rum; ignite. While flame is lit, grate cinnamon over the top.