One of the most famous flaming shots of all time, Flaming Dr. Pepper shots originated in a Texas bar in the 1980s. Ironically, they don’t contain Dr. Pepper. Instead, these dangerously tasty shots contain beer, amaretto, and high-proof rum.
Each alcohol is a separate layer, starting with the beer foundation, followed by amaretto, and then topped with rum, which receives the flame and keeps it burning till you blow it out and swallow the shot!
Not only is this a flaming cocktail, but it also changes color. It is another multi-alcohol shot that requires you to make the ingredients from scratch. The Lemon elderflower syrup is a metallic blue, consisting of vodka, elderflower syrup, and lemon juice.
The gin gets pearl luster dust and butterfly pea flowers to create a shimmering purple liquid. This is a great shot for Halloween parties, and it tastes delicious!
Named for its blood-red color, this flaming cocktail is another showstopping Halloween cocktail. Despite its menacing name, this cocktail is a delicious raspberry daiquiri using scratch-made raspberry thyme simple syrup to infuse white rum and lemon juice.
This recipe makes enough for six cocktails, but you can easily scale it up for a flaming rum punch bowl.
This ingenious flaming cocktail actually uses an alcohol-fueled flame to roast a marshmallow garnish! This classy, alcoholic take on everyone’s favorite campfire dessert vodka martini with chocolate liqueur and heavy cream.
The martini glass rim is covered in a crushed graham cracker and cocoa powder mixture and three skewered marshmallows that roast over the 151 rum-fueled flames atop the martini mixture.
Another layered shot, this flaming B52 cocktail layers coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and Gran Marnier in equal parts in a tall shot glass. You essentially get a striped beverage that tastes like a shot of dessert.
A splash of 151 rum is all you need to top the shot off with a flame.
This elaborate flaming strawberry cocktail is worthy of professional mixologists’ praise. It starts with muddling fresh strawberries in a shaker with freshly squeezed lime juice, followed by a tropical trifecta of rum, crème de banana, and pineapple juice.
Instead of topping the entire cocktail with 151, this recipe has you place the flame inside a hollowed-out lime peel.
The Flaming Ferrari isn’t just a cocktail but an entire drinking experience with directions on how to make it and drink it. The Flaming Ferrari contains a whopping five shots of liqueurs and spirits.
The first four shots are different colored liqueurs, with the rum and orange cognac in separate shot glasses. This drink requires a tag-team duo to suck down the first four ingredients through the flaming top while pouring the extra shots in.
Another Game of Thrones-inspired cocktail, the Wildfire Cocktail, is a neon green flaming vodka shot. It’s a simple, three-ingredient shot consisting of watermelon vodka, vodka, and Midori melon liqueur.
The 151 rum floater creates an almost blueish flame over these sweet, summery shots. This recipe makes one shot, but you can easily pour multiple shots for your Game of Thrones-watching party.
You can skip dessert with this sinfully sweet and creamy cocktail. Named for the three-pronged candle character in Beauty and the Beast, Lumiere’s Torch is a vanilla vodka martini with amaretto and equal parts vodka and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
The rum floater is a nice theatrical effect that gives credence to the cocktail’s name.
A perfect cocktail for a Tiki party or other tropical shindig, the Flaming Hot Zombie is a fruity, spicy rum cocktail. It blends golden rum with passion fruit puree, chili liqueur, pineapple juice, and a rich syrupy sweetener.
The golden rum has a complex flavor that blends perfectly with the sweet and spicy kick of the liqueurs and juices.
This comforting and rich cocktail would be the perfect nightcap or brunch drink. It combines coffee and orange flavors, using coffee liqueur and triple sec. It’s essentially a spiked cold brew coffee cocktail with a flaming floater.
The combination of coffee and orange is a wonderfully fragrant duo.
The ultimate Tiki-style rum punch bowl, the Volcano Bowl is a fiery rum inferno with Gold, Aged, and spiced rum. The alcohol blends with a fruity concoction of grapefruit and lime infused with Tiki spices and honey.
Tiki spices are a spice-infused simple syrup with allspice and vanilla notes.
I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.
In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.