Drinks on fire – yes these flaming cocktails will light you up.
There is something intriguing about fire, wether its a campfire or in a chimney. Fire can wake a feeling in all of us. But today I want to talk about drinks on fire or cocktails where you get to play a little with fire.
Lighting a match and expressing citrus oils through the fire over your cocktails or torching fruits, herbs or ganishes will instantly wake your senses, and give a new aspect to your sipping experience. The smell or taste will give a new dimension to your drink that you would have been left without, and I’m sure you will have the attention of the people around you, when you serve these drinks.
Below you’ll find five cocktails I’ve made using fire, and I hope that these will inspire you to make your own “drinks on fire”.
Have you tried to make a drink using fire ? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
Be careful when you use fire in the making of cocktails. Be in control of what is happening, be aware, take care and remember safety first.
Cheers & enjoy !
Drinks on fire – recipes
Legacy of gold
60 ml Rum (A.H. Riise gold medal) 10 ml Red vermouth 10 ml Aperol 7.5 ml Coffee liqueur Dash chocolate bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Orange peel, orange chocolate and flamed orange zest
Sherry & peach
50 ml Rum 25 ml Sherry 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Peach liqueur 1 bsp Amaretto Dash angostura bitters
Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Orange peel, dehydrated peach, mint, flamed orange zest and a glass straw
45 ml Tequila reposado 15 ml Mezcal 1 bsp Amaretto 1 bsp Agavesirup Dash angostura bitters Pinch smoked salt
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Torched orange and a cocktail pick
40 ml Rum (A.H. Riise gold medal) 25 ml Campari 15 ml Red vermouth 10 ml Sherry
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Bitter sweet lollipop, orange peel and a torched cinnamon stick
35 ml Rum cocoa nibs infused 25 ml Coffee infused campari 20 ml Red vermouth 1 bsp Creme de cacao
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Orange peel, torched cinnamon and maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick
Old fashioned cocktail – on the IBA official cocktails list, under the category “The unforgettables”. It’s a template I enjoy expirimenting with, and is orignally made with whiskey or bourbon. You can use any type of base spirit of choice and sweetener or modifyer, which will give you endless choice, so you get the flavour profile you like and prefer.
For my Old fashioned recipes I prefer to use 60 ml / 6 cl of spirit to 10 – 15 ml / 1 – 1,5 cl of modifyer / sweetener and a few drops of bitters, stirred over ice to perfectly diluted.
In this post I have displayed five different Old fashioned styled serves, to show that there are many ways to make an Old fashioned.
Do you have a favorite Old fashioned recipe I should try ? Tell me in the comments below.
Old fashioned cocktail – RECIPES
50 ml Vintage brandy barrel 4 from bhakta spirits 1 bsp Demerara syrup homemade Dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice cubes made from Icelandic lava rocks Garnish: Maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick and dehydrated orange
Runoi old fashioned
60 ml Runoi rum 10 ml Licor 43 1 bsp Acerola syrup Dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated orange and a sprig of mint
Camilla´s Old fashioned
60 ml Bourbon 1 bsp Camilla sunday syrup* 1 bsp Mint syrup homemade Dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated orange
The Negroni template is a template I really like and enjoy to experiment with in all kinds of combinations. In this post I have picked three negroni cocktails with different expressions and visual appearances, of this well known classic cocktail. I have served all three negronis in my squared glass.
I love to serve Negroni in my square glass. I get a lot of questions about this particular square glass, I bought in a second-hand store close to where I live. I often visit second-hand stores to find new glassware and bar gear. Second-hand is good for the global environment and they often supports a good cause.
My local second-hand store fight against poverty and support the vulnerable people in Asia, Africa, Middle East & Denmark. By shopping locally, I found the most popular and liked glass in my collection, and supported a good cause – What’s not to like?
30 ml coconut infused rum 30 ml pineapple infused campari 30 ml red vermouth Dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Roasted coconut chips and bitter sweet lolly
30 ml gin 30 ml campari 15 ml aperol 15 ml red vermouth 10 ml homemade red wine syrup
Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Bitter lolly and torched rosemary
30 ml rum pineapple infused 30 ml campari coffee infused 30 ml red vermouth dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple & mint
Red wine syrup
I used red wine from Tuscany
1 : Boil down red wine in a saucepan to around 1/3 and remove from heat 2 : Add 2/3 sugar as there is liquid, stir until dissolved and chill 3 : Ready to use
I enjoy crafting Tiki cocktails with all kinds of flavour combinations, as they are vibrant, fresh and fruity. Tiki cocktails are often served over crushed ice, which makes them ice cold and refreshing.
I absolutely love to experiment with Tiki garnish. The term “less-is-more” should not be used whilst garnishing a tiki cocktail. Go wild, have fun and enjoy!
You can use all kinds of spirits for your Tiki cocktails, however Rum is obviously the most used base spirit. In this post, I will display some Tiki recipes with different spirits.
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50 ml whiskey 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml whiskey liqueur 20 ml homemade pink grapefruit syrup Dash abbotts bitters
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass topped with more crushed ice Garnish: Lime peel, dehydrated grapefruit and cinamon stick
60 ml tequila blanco 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 15 ml falernum 15 ml blue curacao Dash grapefruit bitters
Method: Blend with ice & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lime & mint
60 ml cognac 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml orgeat 15 ml falernum Angostura bitters (floated)
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Lime peel, toasted coconut and dehydrated pitahaya
70 ml rum Bonpland XO 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml cointreau 15 ml pink grapefruit syrup homemade 10 ml passionfruit syrup Angostura bitters (floated)
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, dehydrated orange & lemon balm