This is another one for back-to-college week: the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail. So named because it tastes like Dr. Pepper and then of course you light it on fire. What else? Really, what better way to celebrate getting back to school than taking a long-cherished beverage from childhood, converting into an alcoholic cocktail, lighting it aflame and hoping you remember to blow it out before you drink it.
- 1 ounce amaretto almond liqueur
- 1 1/2 ounces 151 proof rum
- 1/2 glass beer
Fill aabout three-quarters of the way full of amaretto. On top of that, pour enough rum to cover the amaretto. (Rum burns; amaretto doesn’t, so well.) Don’t light it yet.
Put the shot glass of amaretto and rum in an empty glass. Pour beer into the bigger glass, around the shot glass, up to the top of the shot glass.
Light the rum in the shot glass and let it burn for a minute. Blow it out, or it’s likely to singe the tip of your nose, which might sound hilarious now, but it’s less fun than it sounds. Chug the drink. It really does taste like Dr. Pepper… slightly warmed.