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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.

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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

  • 3/4 ounce amaretto
  • 1/4 ounce high-proof rum
  • Half a pint of beer (about 6 ounces)

Instructions

  1. Fill the pint glass with the beer, leaving some room at the top.
  2. Pour amaretto into the shot glass.
  3. Carefully add the rum on top of the amaretto in the shot glass.
  4. Ignite the rum with a lighter.
  5. Once lit, quickly drop the shot glass into the pint glass.
  6. Drink immediately after the shot glass hits the beer.
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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.

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Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flaming dr. pepper shot
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Find out about the Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot, which is a fiery mix of amaretto, rum, and beer that tastes just like soda. A hit at the party.

Instructions

  • Fill the pint glass with the beer, leaving some room at the top.
  • Pour amaretto into the shot glass.
  • Carefully add the rum on top of the amaretto in the shot glass.
  • Ignite the rum with a lighter.
  • Once lit, quickly drop the shot glass into the pint glass.
  • Drink immediately after the shot glass hits the beer.
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Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot
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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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