1 oz. Amaretto
8 oz. beer
Spoonful of 151 Bacardi Rum
Fill a large glass with 8 oz. of beer. Fill the remainder of the glass with 151. Pour a full shot of Amaretto and carefully light the shot. As soon as the alcohol ignites, drop the flaming shot glass into the beer. Chug the entire drink as fast as possible.
As nights get colder and the inertia of classes sets in, parties need to heat up. Although a little more complicated than the usual dorm room fare, these fiery concoctions are well worth the effort. The mixture of alcohol tastes remarkably like a Dr. Pepper. The faster you drink, the better the effect. Also, a large beer glass is recommended so the shot drop is controlled. Brian J. Emeott ’04, who tried these sizzling cocktails for first time at a recent Harvard party, recommends the drink for friends averse to alcohol. “It’s surprisingly sweet,” he explains.
Caution is necessary when fire is involved. Most restaurants don’t serve flaming drinks because of insurance reasons, so make sure you proceed carefully. Plastic shot glasses cannot be used. Don’t gather around to observe the fire. It should burn a bright blue. If the shot is hard to light, add more 151 to the top. Also, these drinks are strong, so light up early in the night and then put away the matches.