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.
Gooney Goo-Goo 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.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail
1 oz. port, preferably Warre's Otima
1 oz. fresh orange juice
3⁄4 oz. fresh lime juice, plus 1/2 of a lime
1⁄4 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1⁄2 oz. cognac, preferably Pierre Ferrand 1840
1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon syrup
1⁄4 oz. orgeat syrup
5 drops Bittermen's Elemakule bitters
1⁄2 oz. dark rum, preferably Plantation overproof
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.