This is an old traditional recipe from New Orleans, served with great fanfare in some of the city's great restaurants.
To pour a hot liquid into a glass, first place a spoon in the glass then pour the liquid over the spoon in order to prevent the glass from cracking.
- Place all the ingredients except the coffee in a saucepan; heat over low heat without boiling until the sugar is dissolved;
- pour in the hot coffee;
- pour into deep glasses or cups and serve immediately.
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