Looking for a fiery way to ring in the new month? We've got the coffee cocktail for you!

Flaming Blackberry, Thyme, and Espresso Cocktail

  • 1 ½ oz golden or aged rum
  • ½ oz espresso
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1oz blackberry thyme syrup
  • Barspoon 151 rum for dramatic finish (If uncomfortable, you can torch a sprig of thyme)

Combine rum, espresso, lemon juice, and syrup in a drink shaker filled with ice.

Shake until well chilled, and strain into coupe glass.

Using a barspoon, carefully float 151 rum on top of cocktail and light.

Douse flame with a saucer before serving. If you are not comfortable with this, you can also garnish with a sprig of torched thyme.

Blackberry Thyme Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme.

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, and cook until blackberries are completely softened and broken down, stirring occasionally.

Strain mixture through a mesh strainer in to a mason jar and let cool.