- 1 Bottle of rum with 50% alcohol (100 proof) or higher
- 3 Bottles of dry red wine
- 15-20 Cloves
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Oranges
- 1 Zuckerhut (sugar cone) or 8.8 oz of sugar cubes
- 4 or 5 Sticks of cinnamon
- First, take a large kettle or a pot and fill it with red wine.
- Add the cinnamon sticks, cardamom and all the other spices mentioned above.
- Slice up the oranges and lemons and crush the fruit to release the juice so as to add to the punch along with the cloves.
- Next, warm this till it becomes a steaming There is no need to get them to boil.
- Take a German sugar loaf on a metal rack or a screen above the punch.
- Slowly you can start to pour the high-proof rum over the sugar loaf or the sugar cubes and leave it to soak for some time.
- Slowly light the sugar loaf and allow the flaming sugar to caramelize and drip into the punch mix.
- At this stage, you may add as much rum as required and keep the flame going until and the sugar is gone.
- Bear in mind to switch off the lights during this process so as to enjoy the beautiful blue flames.
- Serve them warm in mugs.
- Tips: In case the sugar cone goes out before it melts, spoon some rum over the cone and reignite with the help of a lighter.
- German sugar cone or sugar loaf called the sugar hat is made of compressed refined sugar in the shape of a cone. By any chance, if you aren’t able to get the real thing, you can substitute it with sugar cubes.
- Once the sugar has melted completely into the wine, just remove the sieve and give the punch a good stir and pour them into mugs with the help of ladles.
- Final Warning: the drink Feuerzangenbowle, can easily get you intoxicated as it is potent stuff, so be careful while you consume it!