Fire Punch at Lot 20
Once again bringing a fun German Christmas tradition to Lot 20 this winter (from April).
Mulled wine (brought to Perth by us) has become so popular it is in every bar during winter now, so time to lift the game and pimp the mulled wine with some fire and over proof rum.
Mulled Wine (Glühwein), is a spiced, usually alcoholic drink, served warm.It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas.
Feuerzangenbowle is a traditional German alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and caramelises into the mulled wine. It is often part of a Christmas or New Year's Eve tradition. The name translates literally to fire-tongs punch.
Feuerzangenbowle is prepared in a bowl, similar to a fondue, the bowl is filled with heated Mulled Wine, which has been spiced with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Star Anise, Cloves and Orange Peel. A metal grate is placed across the top of the bowl to hold the Zuckerhut (literally means sugar hat). The sugar is soaked with rum and set alight causing the sugar to caramelise.
This drink is drunk to celebrate the gathering of friends, while Perth may not get as cold as Germany on a chilly rainy Winters night what could be tastier?