Feuerzangenbowle (“foyer-zangen-bowla”) is a popular wintertime punch in Germany, especially around Christmas and New Year’s. The name translates to “fire tongs punch” and serves as a warming drink on cold winter nights. Traditionally, the punch is served in a bowl with tongs laid across the top. A rum-soaked cone of sugar is placed on top of the tongs and is then lit on fire. The sugar is melted by the flame and drips slowly into the wine.
Our version of Feuerzangenbowle combines a mixture of oranges, pears, red wine, spices and brown sugar. It’s best with a shot of spiced dark rum poured over the top and lit, then doused with a bit of red wine to snuff the fire. The sorbet’s cold, but its earthy flavors reminiscent of holidays in Eastern Europe will warm your soul.
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