2 oz. high-proof brandy, warmed
3 oz. hot coffee
3 sugar cubes
Garnish: whipped cream
Place 3 sugar cubes in the bottom of a heat-proof mug. Add the brandy and, if you like, very carefully light with a long match. Stir carefully to dissolve the sugar and allow the mixture to burn for about 30 seconds. Top with hot coffee, which should put the flame out if you chose to light it. Garnish with whipped cream.
Anu Apte, Rob Roy, Seattle