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Livorno Punch (Ponce Livornese)

February 14, 2015
1 Ratings
  • Makes 1
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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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2 Reviews

Stefan V. March 13, 2016
My favorite part of a visit to Pisa :)
MaryAlice February 26, 2015
With the dark rum I brought back from Guatemala and the coffee from Columbia, this was an excellent drink. It will go into my files to use often.