Picture of the xtabentun flower.
Here we are on our last night at the Dreams Puerto Adventuras in the El Patio Restaurant in front of the centre piece which is a tree with lights and hand blown glass red hearts and red rain drops.
Xtabentun is a flower that grows in the Yucatan, Mexico. This is an anise flavored liquor with honey from the Xtabentun. Another marvel from the Mayan world.
Here is our waiter Elucid starting to mix the flaming spirits constisting of Xtabentun and Coffee liquor. He starts by lighting a burner on a table and heating the glass in the flame. then he puts the heated end in a mixture of sugar and lime juice and then pours in Mexican coffee and adds Xtabentun and then Coconut Ice cream. He then takes a large metal spoon and gravy boat and heats them over the flame. He then takes a goodly amount of coffee liquor and Xtabentun and heats the liquid first then. As it heats it bursts into flame and he slowly pours the liquids back and forth from the spoon to the sauce contain. At the next to last moment puts more Xtabentun in and then -pours the flaming liquid unto the Coconut Ice cream in the glass.
You drink it while it is still partial alight. AHHHHHHHHH, Heavenly. Nice way to top off an Evening Meal on the shores of the Caribbean Ocean
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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