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Warm Up Like An Italian Fisherman With This Caffeinated Concotion

livorno_punch_1Photo: Emiko

Got a chill that needs a vigorous shaking off? If you need more than your average hot toddy to warm up, then give yourself a hearty infusion of heat with a traditional drink called ponce Livornese, which originated in the Italian port town of Livorno, where it was used to warm cold sailors up.

It’s basically just a combination of espresso coffee, rum, sugar, and a twist of lemon zest, but you can get the whole origin story of this robust concoction from recipe author Emiko over at Food52, who warns, “This drink is not for the faint-hearted.”


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