Kona Coffee Grog Recipe

Monday, October 5th, 2015 by

Hurricane Joaquin came and went through New Jersey last week without drama, but we braced ourselves for the worst with this spectacular cocktail. A classic tiki recipe traditionally made with Hawaiian Kona coffee, this drink is served flaming. Perfect for your next power outage! We made this with our Hawaiian Kona Blend, which we created to approximate the real thing at a fraction of Kona’s high price.


Ingredients per serving

3 teaspoons coconut cream
Orange peel
Lemon peel
2 whole cloves
¼ oz Grand Marnier
¾ oz 151 proof rum
Hot black Hawaiian Kona Blend coffee

Add the rum, Grand Marnier, cloves, and a twist each of orange and lemon peel to a heat proof container, preferably metal. Our first attempt with Pyrex was exciting, but now we’re down a measuring cup. Place the coconut cream in a mug, add hot coffee and stir.  If you’re not in the dark already, turn the lights out and hold a lit match or lighter over the alcohol mixture until it catches. Swirl the mixture for a few seconds to let the rum infuse with the citrus and cloves, then pour slowly into the coffee. Experiment with your pour to create a nice show!

Recipe adapted from tikiloungetalk.com.