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Livorno Punch (Ponce Livornese)

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February 14, 2015
Author Notes

Think of this warm drink as a variation of a caffè corretto (an espresso "corrected" with a shot of liquor) or even of a hot toddy that substitutes tea for strong coffee. It's drunk fast, while still hot and even before the sugar has had time to dissolve properly. Not for the faint-hearted. —Emiko

  • Makes 1
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) dark rum (or half rum and half cognac or half sassolino)
  • 1 shot strong espresso coffee (preferably made with a stovetop percolator)
  • 1 twist of lemon peel
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Place sugar and rum in a small glass. Top with espresso. Twist the lemon peel over the top to release essential oils, then drop the peel into the glass. Serve immediately.

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The Australian-Japanese cookbook author has lived in Florence (where a visit to a cheese farm once inspired her to start a food blog) for over 10 years with her Tuscan sommelier husband. Her second cookbook Acquacotta: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany's Secret Silver Coast (Hardie Grant Books), is out now.