Gooney Goo-Goo Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


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
  • 1 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 34 oz. fresh lime juice, plus 1/2 of a lime
  • 14 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 12 oz. cognac, preferably Pierre Ferrand 1840
  • 14 tsp. cinnamon syrup
  • 14 oz. orgeat syrup
  • 5 drops Bittermen's Elemakule bitters
  • 12 lime
  • 12 oz. dark rum, preferably Plantation overproof
  • 1 stick cinnamon, for grating


Step 1

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.

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