Flaming Cocktail Recipes To Heat Up Any Holiday Party

By on November 13, 2015

Here at Fired Up Food, it isn’t very hard to convince us that flame makes everything better, and cocktails are no exception.

We love the classics, an Old Boar or a Manhattan always hits the spot, but sometimes we just want to fire it up to the next level.

For your next holiday gathering, consider raising a toast with one of these flaming libations.


Pyro Pumpkin Pie
This riff on a classic White Russian adds a distinct pumpkin pie flavor with the additions of Irish Cream and spices. Set this drink ablaze and stay warm on crisp fall days.
Recipe type: Flaming Cocktails
Serves: 1
  • ½ oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Irish Cream
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Cream or milk
  • ½ oz. High-proof spiced rum
  • Cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice
  • Cinnamon stick
  1. Mix the coffee liqueur, Irish cream, vodka and milk in a shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a lowball glass, and carefully float the high-proof spiced rum on top.
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices over the rum and light with a match; the heat from the flames will toast the spices and bring out the flavor.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
  5. Snuff the flames and drink this on Thanksgiving for that classic pumpkin pie taste.

S’more Martini
In this month’s issue of Fired Up Food, we show you how you can roast chestnuts over an open fire, but what about roasting marshmallows over a martini glass? Serve a martini with a s’more kicker at your next cocktail party, toasting the marshmallows over the flames from this graham cracker and chocolate infused potion.
Recipe type: Flaming Cocktails
Serves: 1
  • 4 graham crackers
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • 2 oz. chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. cream or milk
  • 1 oz. high-proof rum
  • Mini-marshmallows
  1. Finely crush the graham crackers, add an equal amount of hot chocolate mix and rim a martini glass.
  2. Moisten the mini-marshmallows with water and roll them in the remaining graham cracker mix, coating them lightly.
  3. After shaking the chocolate liqueur, vodka and cream in a shaker over ice, strain the contents into the glass.
  4. Carefully float the high-proof rum on top of the mixture and light.
  5. Toast the miniature marshmallows over the flame until the fire extinguishes and enjoy.

Blue Blazer
From the very first bartender’s manual, this original flaming cocktail takes practice to perfect, but the resulting flavor is worth the effort. Because making this cocktail involves pouring a literal stream of boiling hot liquid fire between two mugs, we recommend practicing with cold water until you’ve got the technique down.
Recipe type: Flaming Cocktails
Serves: 4
  • 4 oz. boiling water
  • 6 oz. single-malt Scotch
  • 4 tsp. bar sugar
  • 4 thin strips of lemon peel, curled
  • 2 metal mugs with handles and flared rims
  1. In advance, prepare four small mugs by adding a teaspoon of bar sugar and a strip of lemon peel into each.
  2. Pour ½ cup of boiling water into one of the metal mugs, then quickly add the Scotch and light the mixture.
  3. Pick up both metal mugs, and carefully pour the contents from one into the other, increasing the distance of the pour each time.
  4. Repeat five times. Divide the mixture into the four cups you’ve prepared in advance.
  5. Stir each small mug, mixing the contents with the sugar and lemon peel.
  6. Extinguish and enjoy.

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