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Note: Please take precaution when igniting your drinks.

Flaming drinks are a great way to start a party or entertain guests. The uses of igniting your drink go far beyond just lighting yourself on fire and ending up on College Humor. It can actually enhance the flavor.

Pumpkin Pie

1/3 shot Kahlua
1/3 shot Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/3 shot Tequila (white)
1 dash cinnamon

Carefully layer this shot with Kahlua on the bottom, Bailey’s in the middle, and tequila on top. Light the tequila on fire and sprinkle with cinnamon. Down it. It’s just like warm pumpkin pie.

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Flaming Lamborghini

1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Sambuca
1 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream

Pour the Sambuca and Kahlua into a cocktail glass and give the drinker a straw. Pour the Bailey’s and blue curacao into two separate shot glasses on either side of the cocktail glass. Set the concoction ablaze in the cocktail glass and start to drink through the straw (this drink should be drank in one suck) . Once the glass is almost empty, pour the Bailey’s and blue curacao into the cocktail glass and keep drinking till it’s all gone!!

Now is not the time to operate a vehicle, unless it’s a beer bike.

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Flaming Dr. Pepper

¾ shot Amaretto
¼ shot of 151 rum
½ glass of beer

Fill the shot glass about ¾ full with amaretto and top it off with enough 151 proof rum to make it burn. Put the shot glass in a pint glass or beer mug and fill the glass with beer (right up to the level of the shot glass). Light the amaretto/151 and let it burn awhile. Blow it out and slam it. Tastes just like Dr. Pepper.

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Flaming B-52

1/3 shot Kahlua
1/3 shot Irish Cream
1/3 shot Grand Marnier or Cointreau
Couple drops of 151 rum

Fill a shot glass 1/3 full of Kahlua. Then layer the Irish Cream on top by pouring it onto the back of the spoon that is held against the rim of the shot glass. Layer the Grand Marnier the exact same way. Then add a drop or two of 151 and light it! You can consume by blowing out the shot or sucking it down with a long straw.

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There is also a great video on how to make this shot.

Bailey’s Comet

1 ½ oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 ½ oz Butterscotch Schnapps
¾ oz Goldschlager
1 tbsp 151 Rum
1 dash Cinnamon

Shake the Bailey‘s, 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 Bailey’s will curdle! Prepare for a hangover.

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Warning: This shot is intense. Just take a look at Jim Bo taking one .

1 ½ oz Cointreau
1 ½ oz Sambuca
Few shakes of Cinnamon
Ice Cubes

Here’s one that is as complicated as Queimada (Galicia’s fiery drink ritual).

Place a saucer down on a table or bar. Put a shot glass filled with Sambuca in the middle of the saucer. Grab a pint glass and pour a shot or so of Cointreau into the glass. Light the Cointreau and swirl the glass until the sides are warm. Pour the lit Cointreau into the shot glass, igniting the Sambuca and spilling the flaming mixture onto the saucer. While swirling the pint glass over the flames to capture the alcohol vapor, shake some cinnamon from a safe distance on to the drink and then cover the shot glass with the pint glass.

Blow out the flames and then take the pint glass off of the saucer. Quickly drop in a few ice cubes into the glass and immediately seal in the alcohol vapor in with your palm. Shake the glass vigorously a few times and have the consumer stick a straw through your fingers and suck in all the vapor. Then the straw should be used to take down the shot and clean the saucer. All of this should be done as quickly and safely as possible for full effect.

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Flaming Asshole

¼ Grenadine
¼ Green Crème de Menthe
¼ Crème de Banana
¼ 151 rum

This one is as bizarre as some of the most out-there drinks. Layer in a shot glass in this order: Grenadine, Crème de Menthe, Crème de Banana, Rum. Light the rum and then suck it down with a straw.

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Flaming Sambuca

1 oz Black Sambuca
3 Coffee Beans

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Put 3 coffee beans in a shot glass and add the Sambuca. Light the Sambuca and let burn for 10 seconds or so. Cover the glass with your hand to extinguish, then inhale the air underneath your hand. Drink the shot.

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Flaming Gorilla

1 part Peppermint Schnapps
1 part Kahlua
1 part 151 Rum

Pour into shot glass, layering ingredients in this order: peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, rum. Light on fire and extinguish after 15 seconds.

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Flaming Mouthwash

½ oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
½ oz Green Crème de Menthe
1 tsp Everclear

Pour the green creme de menthe into a shot glass. Add blue curacao, top with Everclear, and ignite. Take care, and extinguish before consuming.

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About The Author

Alex Nolette

Alex Nolette is an overly self-critical, and strangely observant mid-twenties male. An over-active imagination manages to keep him sane in his mediocre life. A wanderer of sorts, he currently has his car parked in Raleigh,NC.

  • Cornelius Aesop

    The problem with drinks like this is that in my case a Flaming Dr. Pepper party the Amaretto gets used up too fast and then your left taking straight shots of 151. hehe

    • Wilson Davalos

      Mmmmm warm 151. They should have added “Flaming Moe”

  • Alaina O’Brien

    Flaming Sambuca….that’s intense. Same with the Flaming Dr. Pepper.

    Awesome list, though. Now I have some new drinks to try… :)

  • Liv

    The Flaming Dr. Pepper recipe brought back memories of high school, when my younger brother held his first house party. His friends mixed the eponymous cocktail; it was the first time my brother ever got drunk. First, laughter and then ralphing – in between, he managed to change our family’s answering machine message to: “This is D. and I’m waaasted!” The next morning, as he lay hungover and moaning, the phone rang. It woke me up as well, but neither of us remembered in time; not until the recording began. We were helpless as the drunken message played and the machine beeped. Several tense beats. Then the weary voice of our father: “Okaaaaayyy.”

    Good times in the 90s.

    • Alex Nolette

      That was an amazing story. Reminds me of my High School years and my first party at the parents house.

  • Jason

    Lamborghini’s bring back memories of great dinners at Meiji Sushi and laughter filled evenings sitting in the lounge of G Martini’s with friends. We used to gather there after class, enjoying some of the best sushi our city had to offer and washing it down with strong drinks. Our Lamborghini’s had two additional shots. One of 151 proof rum, and one of creme de cacao or was it banana? Some cinnamon was sprinkled on top which used to crackle and burst into little sparks.
    Oh good times.

  • Adventurous Kate

    Alex, I have the feeling that you and I would be great friends.

    Last summer, I got my office kicked out of a bar after I asked for Bacardi 151, they didn’t have it, so I got Sambuca for my departing boss, lit it on fire, and made the mistake of forgetting it was in a plastic cup.

    SO worth it.

    • Alex Nolette

      Nothing wrong with a little fire fun. Everyone goes through 2 pyro phases in life. Once around 13-14 and another one are around 18 – 22. Different circumstances though.

  • Tom Gates

    Dr. Peppers were commonplace at Central Ct State. If they only knew how many times people were lighting drinks in dorm rooms…

  • Susan

    My first thought is that these would make a great science experiment for my 5th graders…they would LOVE it…oh wait…they ARE 5th graders…and I don’t think I’m supposed to let them play with fire.

    • Tom Gates

      I can see it now. “Mom -Miss Greenwood let us blow crap up and got us hammered today!”

  • Dopa

    Alchool is for losers.

  • Dave Sparks

    The backdraft is a great one, drank plenty of them going around New Zealand.

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  • melissa

    love your writing style, hilarious!

  • Dodo

    Did anyone missed the youtube video with the guy lighting his drink and get flamed by himself?

    Don’t play with fire…

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  • listen up

    dont ui dummys realize that ur burning OFF the alcohol?!!!

    • Snorris2

      You only burn off the 151, the rest of the alcohol stays.

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  • Pam

    Wow! Great job on your list of recipes. I can’t wait to try the one’s I’ve never had before.

  • Boss-sam_2k7

    that shot is mind blowing

  • Lumina Lumus Luminatus

    B-52 rock :D

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  • John Hughes

    awesome drink recipes….. incredibly imaginative and fun to try….

  • John Hughes

    awesome drink recipes….. incredibly imaginative and fun to try….

  • Aprilette Bustillo

    thanks for these cool flaming recipe drinks. I might try them out sooner than expected. Check out our herbal martini at and let me know what you think.

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