You don’t have to be a magician or a world class bartender to set a drink on fire. In fact, pretty much any drink can be turned into a flaming cocktail by adding a thin layer of a high proof rum such as Bacardi 151 on top. So, this fireworks night, why not serve up some pyrotechnics of your own?
Safety tips: Add a rim of sugar around the glass as this will make the flame more visible. Also, igniting the alcohol in a spoon and pouring it over the cocktail will give you more control. Finally, the contents of the glass and the glass itself might be hot after the flame has gone out, so watch you don’t burn your mouth. And, of course, make sure you have a fire extinguisher to hand.
Here’s a fun recipe to try:
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 consumed 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
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