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Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

A show-stopper that brightens any party is the Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot. As a bartender, I’ve repeatedly witnessed this drink dazzle groups of people. Not only is the flame visually appealing, but it also has an unexpected flavor that tastes just like Dr. Pepper without actually having any of the soda. This blend creates a unique experience with lager, amaretto, and a hint of high-proof rum. It’s a fascinating option that’s sure to please even the most daring among us.

Tasting Notes

This shot is a taste journey, combining the richness of beer with the nutty sweetness of amaretto, all finished with a fiery rum finish. You’ll experience the familiar, comforting taste of beer after the amaretto’s subtle hint of caramel and warmth as you take the shot. Everything comes together beautifully, with the gentle burn of the rum surprisingly and delightfully mirroring the distinct flavor of Dr. Pepper.

Equipment and Glassware

You’ll need a shot glass and a pint glass to make a Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot. The rum and amaretto are in the shot glass, which you will ignite on fire and then pour into the pint glass filled with beer. A straightforward setup results in a remarkable experience.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 ounce 151-proof rum
  • 4 ounces light beer
  • 3/4 shot glass of amaretto liqueur

Instructions

  1. Fill a pint glass halfway with light beer.
  2. Pour 3/4 shot glass of amaretto liqueur into a separate shot glass.
  3. Carefully float 1/4 ounce of 151-proof rum on top of the amaretto liqueur.
  4. Light the rum on fire using a lighter or match.
  5. Quickly drop the shot glass into the pint glass of beer.
  6. Drink the shot immediately.
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Pro Tips

  • To light the shot safely, use a lighter with a long handle.
  • To prevent splashing, lower the shot glass to a modest height.
  • Keep water or a fire extinguisher close at all times, just in case.

When to Serve

Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, or just a casual weekend get-together with friends, the Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot is the ideal beverage for celebrating. It adds a special touch to any occasion with its flaming display and distinct flavor.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Go for a silky amaretto like Disaronno and a dependable high-proof rum like Bacardi 151 for the finest flavor. Any lager or ale will do, but a lighter beer really brings out the flavors of the rum and amaretto.

Similar Cocktails

  • B-52 Shot: Layered with coffee liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, and Grand Marnier, then lit on fire.
  • Irish Car Bomb: A mix of Irish cream and whiskey dropped into a pint of Guinness.
  • Jägerbomb: Jägermeister dropped into a glass of energy drink.
  • Sake Bomb: A shot of sake dropped into a glass of beer.
  • Boilermaker: A simple beer and whiskey combo, without the flame but with a similar spirit of adventure.

History

The Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot is thought to have started out in the latter half of the 20th century. It became well-known for both its dramatic presentation and its unexpectedly accurate flavor mimicking of the soda. It immediately went from bars to parties all across the world, becoming a party favorite.

Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 ounce 151-proof rum
  • 4 ounces light beer
  • 3/4 shot glass of amaretto liqueur

Instructions

  1. Fill a pint glass halfway with light beer.
  2. Pour 3/4 shot glass of amaretto liqueur into a separate shot glass.
  3. Carefully float 1/4 ounce of 151-proof rum on top of the amaretto liqueur.
  4. Light the rum on fire using a lighter or match.
  5. Quickly drop the shot glass into the pint glass of beer.
  6. Drink the shot immediately.

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What type of alcohol is used in a Flaming Dr Pepper shot?

The Flaming Dr Pepper shot is made with three types of alcohol: amaretto, overproof rum, and beer.

What are the ingredients needed to make a Flaming Dr Pepper shot?

To make a Flaming Dr Pepper shot, you will need amaretto, overproof rum, and beer. It is important to note that the beer should be a light beer, as it is used to mimic the taste of Dr Pepper.

How do you make a Flaming Dr Pepper shot?

To make a Flaming Dr Pepper shot, fill a pint glass halfway with beer. In a separate shot glass, add amaretto and top it with overproof rum. Light the rum on fire and carefully drop the shot glass into the beer. Drink the entire contents of the glass while it is still on fire.

Why is the Flaming Dr Pepper shot called by that name?

The Flaming Dr Pepper shot is named after the popular soft drink, Dr Pepper. When the shot is lit on fire, the combination of rum, amaretto, and beer mimics the taste of Dr Pepper.

What is the best beer to use for a Flaming Dr Pepper shot?

The best beer to use for a Flaming Dr Pepper shot is a light beer, such as Miller Lite or Bud Light. The beer is used to mimic the taste of Dr Pepper, so it is important to choose a beer that is not too heavy or overpowering.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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