WARMING BOOZE BLOWOUT
#4 JERSEY FLASHLIGHT

EIGHTEEN DECEMBER, TWO THOUSAND AND FOURTEEN

It’s exactly the point in December when CHRISTINGLE services start to pack out churches all around the world. A variation on the POMANDER tradition explored on this website many moons ago, the CHRISTINGLE seeks to dramatise the Christmas story using an orange to represent the world, a lit candle to represent the arrival of JESUS CHRIST and cloves driven through the skin of the orange to represent the nails used in the crucifixion. Here’s a jolly secular drink that involves some of the same ingredients, with the notable addition of bourbon. In fact, the KOVAL brand, with its notes of vanilla, caramel and clove, can be a welcome addition to any Yuletide beverage, combustible or not!

- 60ml bourbon
- 1 piece orange peel
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 dash ANGOSTURA bitters
- hot water to fill

1. Pour bourbon, sugar and bitters into a shot glass. 2. Add hot water. 3. Set fire to it! 4. Extinguish, then garnish with the orange peel to serve. Facebook  Twitter

(By Magnus Åkesson. Photography by Alwin Poiana.)


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