Flaming drinks definitely pleases all due to its showmanship. All alcohol’s burn, usually a bright blue flame, however some better than others. The higher the percentage or proof the better it lights. Most cream based liqueurs, not so much so. So don’t waste your time on them.
This is all about the show, and done right will have anybody eating out of your hands. Some quick notes, make sure to extinguish the flame before you drink, it will burn all the way down. Alcohol burns hot so don’t use a cold glass, a sudden change in temperature could crack/ shatter the glass and ruin your effect. And maybe keep a fire extinguisher close by, I remember I guy in Vancouver, showing us some flaming drinks, lighting the bar and floor on fire. Not cool, funny, but scary.
Here are some easy flaming drinks to try.
Flaming Blue F**k
- 1 ½ oz Sambuca
- ½ oz Blue Curacao liqueur
Mix the two in a snifter, swirl around and light the drink. While lit, pour the flaming drink into a short rocks glass, give a little distance between the two glasses for effect. Extinguish the flame by covering the rocks glass with the open end of the snifter. Slam it down.
- 1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
- 1 oz Sambuca
- 1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
- 1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
Pour the Sambuca and Kahlua into a cocktail glass. Pour the baileys and blue curacao into two separate shot glasses either side of the cocktail glass. Light the mixture in the cocktail glass and start to drink through a straw (drink fast as the straw will melt). As the bottom of the glass is reached put out the fire by pouring the baileys and blue curacao into the cocktail glass and keep drinking till it’s all gone.
- ¾ shot Amaretto Almond Liqueur
- ½ oz 151 Bacardi Rum
- ½ Glass Beer
Fill a shot glass about ¾ full with amaretto and top it off with enough 151 proof rum to be able to burn. Fill ½ a pint glass with beer. Light the shot glass and allow to burn, drop the shot glass in the pint glass and slam it. This flaming drink tastes just like a Dr. Pepper. You can add a splash of coke/pepsi to the beer for proper color.
- 1 ½ oz Bailey’s Irish cream
- ¾ oz Goldschlager
- 1 tbsp 151 Bacardi Rum
- 1 ½ oz Butterscotch Schnapps
- dash cinnamon
Shake the Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps and Goldschlager with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a cocktail glass. Put a shallow layer of 151-proof rum on top. Light the rum on fire, then immediately sprinkle a generous dash of cinnamon on top. The cinnamon will sparkle and flame.
Don’t let it burn too long, or the Irish cream will curdle!
Have fun with these flaming drinks but be careful.
Cheers…. The Drink Guy