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10 Drink Recipes You Can Light on Fire

Food + Drink
by Alex Nolette May 3, 2010

Please take precaution when igniting your drinks.
Flaming drinks are a great way to start a party or entertain guests whether you’re at home, backpacking through Southeast Asia, or backpacking through Europe. 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. [Recipe courtesy of Drink Nation Drink Nation]

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! [Recipe courtesy of The Webtender.]

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

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Flaming Dr. Pepper

3/4 shot Amaretto
1/4 shot of 151 rum
1/2 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. [Recipe courtesy of Drink’s Mixer Drinks Mixer]

Flaming B-52

1/3 shot Kahlua
1/3 shot Irish Cream
1/3 shot Grand Marnier or Cointreau
A couple of 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. [Recipe courtesy of]

Here is a great video on how to make this shot.

Bailey’s Comet

1 + 1/2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
1+ 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
3/4 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. [Recipe courtesy of Drink Nation]


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

1 + 1/2 oz Cointreau
1 + 1/2 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. [Recipe courtesy of Wikipedia .]

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Flaming Asshole

1/4 Grenadine
1/4 Green Crème de Menthe
1/4 Crème de Banana
1/4 151 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. [Recipe courtesy of Drinks Mixer]

Flaming Sambuca

1 oz Black Sambuca
3 Coffee Beans

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. [Recipe courtesy of Drinks Mixer ]

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. [Recipe courtesy of Drinks Mixer]

Flaming Mouthwash

1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
1/2 oz Green Crème de Menthe
1 tsp Everclear

Pour the green Crème de Menthe into a shot glass. Add blue Curacao, top with Everclear, and ignite. Take care, and extinguish before consuming. [Recipe courtesy of Drink Swap]

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