4 cl Brandy (or rum, optional)
12 cl Chocolate milk, chilled
The Lumumba is made up of chocolate milk and a shot of rum and is sometimes accompanied by cream with a topping of grated chocolate. Several alternative recipes mention replacing the rum with amaretto or brandy. Depending on whether hot or cold chocolate milk is used, the drink is called Hot Lumumba or Cold Lumumba, but the original recipe calls for the cold version. Adaptions from the Lumumba can be found axcros the globe, like in the North of Europe, where in Danish Død Tante and in German also Tote Tante (Dead Aunt) are terms used on the western coast of Denmark and Germany for a beverage which is the counterpart to the Pharisäer, a similar concoction. A Pharisäer (Danish: farisæer), meaning a Pharisee, is an alcoholic coffee beverage that is popular in the Nordfriesland area of Germany. The Pharisee consists of a mug of black coffee, a double shot of rum with a topping of whipped cream. In 1981, a court in Flensburg ruled that 2 centiliters (20 ml) of rum were not sufficient for preparing a genuine Pharisäer.
The origins of the Lumumba are shrouded in mystery. The drink may have originated in Spain, where it was initially mixed with Brandy de Jerez.