Photo and feature: Nurse Kate.

THE BLUE FLAME of alcohol can add excitement to a party, particularly if that flame is intentional. The burning of the alcohol condenses and deepens the drink’s flavor, and it typically takes strong alcohol of at least 80 proof to burn.

It’s all about presentation, so turn the lights down low and get your flame on with 10 more drink recipes that you can light on fire.

Note: Use caution when lighting drinks on fire. Use long-handled lighters, make sure all liquor bottles are closed and away from the flame, etc. Put the drink out before you drink it or drink from a straw.

Spanish Coffee

Lime juice
Granulated sugar
1 oz 151 Rum
1 dash Triple Sec
1 ½ oz Kahlua
Coffee
Whipped cream
Nutmeg

Dip the rim of an 8 to 10 ounce glass in lime juice and then in sugar. Add the rum and Triple Sec. With a long match, carefully light the liqueurs, swirling the glass to melt the sugar on the rim. Pour in the Kahlua and then add the coffee. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Courtesy of Big Oven.

Photo: tehbieber

Hot Fudge Sundae

¾ oz Irish Cream
¾ oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1 splash Whiskey

Add Irish cream and butterscotch schnapps to a shot glass and top with whiskey. Ignite drink, and extinguish flame after several seconds. Allow glass to cool, then serve.

Courtesy of Drink Street.

Sunset Pousse Café

½ oz Grenadine
½ oz Coffee liqueur
½ oz Crème de banana
½ oz Irish cream
½ oz Brandy

Set a spoon in a quarter glass to make a ramp for the liquor. Start with the grenadine, then layer each ingredient in order by pouring it slowly onto the spoon, ending with the brandy. Pouring too fast and the layers will break. The brandy will burn, but it needs to heat up first. Sip slowly; this is not a shot.

Watch the video on how to make the drink, courtesy of How To Do Things.

Flaming Leprechaun

1/3 oz Melon liqueur
1/3 oz Irish Cream
1/3 oz 151 Rum

This drink is great for St. Patrick’s Day. Add ingredients to a shot glass with the 151 Rum on top and ignite. Serve with a straw.

Courtesy of Drink Street.

Death From Above

1 oz 151 Vodka (Can swap 151 Rum for vodka)
1 oz Gin
3 oz Cola

In a chilled glass, pour in 151 vodka (or rum) and gin. Light on fire. After a few seconds of burning the drink, pour in the coke, and serve.

Courtesy of Drink Swap.

Inferno

1 oz Absolut Peppar
1 oz Everclear, 190 proof
6 drops Tabasco sauce
1 pinch Salt

Put the Tabasco sauce in the bottom of a shot glass, pour equal parts Absolut Peppar and Everclear 190 on top, and then add salt. Set on fire and serve.

Courtesy of The Daily Drink Recipe.

Photo: Brian Teutsch

Flaming Dragon

1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz 151 Rum

Mix together. Light on fire, no more than 20 seconds. Blow out fire. Swallow quickly.

Courtesy of Drinks Mixer.

The Cockroach

1 ½ oz Tequila
1 oz Kahlúa

Pour the tequila and Kahlúa into a glass, and (optionally) set on fire with a lighter. If you light it, pop a straw in the glass and drink. Otherwise this can be enjoyed slowly, on its own or as an after dinner liqueur.

Courtesy of Mexican Tequila Cocktails.

Flaming Blue

½ oz Anisette
½ oz Vermouth
1 splash 151 Rum

Mix into a shot glass, and splash the rum on the very top. Be careful not to mix it into the rest of the drink. Then carefully light the rum on fire with a match. Blow out the flame and drink it fast before the rim gets too hot.

Courtesy of Drinks Mixer.

Warm Apple Pie

1/3 oz Cinnamon Schnapps
1/3 oz Southern Comfort
1/3 oz Whiskey
Cinnamon

Pour ingredients in a shot glass, ignite, and garnish with cinnamon. Allow to burn for several seconds, extinguish, wait for glass to cool, and serve.

Courtesy of Drink Street.

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