Friday, February 15, 2013

Flaming Dr. Pepper

Day 366



Flaming Dr. Pepper
3 shots out of 5


WOW!!!!!!!  Can you believe it?  My year long challenge has officially come to an end!  I have made, photographed, tried and blogged about THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX (seemed more dramatic in all caps) cocktails.  WOW, that's an accomplishment I must say.  I want to send a special Thank You out to my family who has allowed me to have my "cocktail time" every night so that I can do this.  Also to Stephanie who gave me this idea and cheered me along the entire way!  I definitely want to Thank all of you who have been with me since day 1, those of you who have found me somewhere along the way and those of you who have sent in your favorite recipes (I do still have a few more that have been sent in and will do my best to get to them soon).  Without all of you, this sure would have been a boring challenge.  Thank You!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  I wanted to go out on fire (kinda like Katniss and Peeta) and decided on the Flaming Dr. Pepper.  I found the recipe at Matador Network and did my best to capture it's flame on my camera.  They are right, this cocktail does more or less taste like Dr. Pepper.  It tastes more like it while it's still warm though I must say, so if you are going to make it, DRINK UP!  But please put out the flame before you do so.  This was a fun cocktail to make.....quite easy really.  I will leave you with a few sequenced photos of this cocktail to look at.

Here is the recipe for a Flaming Dr. Pepper:

  • 3/4 of a shot glass filled with amaretto
  • 1/4 of a shot glass filled with Bacardi 151 rum
  • a bottle of beer
Fill you shot glass first with the amaretto, then with the rum.  Carefully place your shot glass in the center of a cocktail glass and fill that glass with beer just up until it hit the rim of the shot glass.  Take a lighter and light the top of the liquid inside the shot glass on fire (please be careful and do not stand directly over your flame).  Let your flame burn for a couple minutes and then blow it out and carefully drink it up.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






I simply can not believe that this year is over.  I will not stop here, so please continue to send in your favorite cocktail recipes or just shoot me an email to say hi.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

16 comments:

  1. YEAH!!! Congrats on a year well done :) I really enjoyed reading the results!! Now you can relax and have a drink :)

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  2. Congrats! on the end of your year. I was one of the ones that came in in the middle and really enjoyed it. I looked forward to see your post everyday and tried as many as I could get away with. I think I am going to dazzle the people at the RV park with this one at one of our nightly get together's around the bbq. Should be fun! Thanks for the time and effort you put into this. I am so glad to see that it doesn't end here! Bring em on!

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    1. Hi Stacy! I have really enjoyed commenting with you and look forward to doing it more as I find new cocktails. Let me know if you do end up making this one and what you think :)

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  3. The proper way to do the shot is to light the shot then drop it into a half full pint of beer then chug it (the flame would have been extinguised when making contact with the beer). I should know.I burned three fingers doing so. :)

    Here is my telling of the self immolation via a Flaming Dr. Pepper:

    http://siscovanilla.blogspot.com/2012/09/flaming-dr-pepper-trip-down-memory-lane.html?m=1

    BTW, good job with the year of cocktails. That's more ambitious than I am and I work at a bar 5 nights a week. Kudos.

    Sisco Vanilla

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    1. Thank You for your comment. You know when my husband came home he said the exact same thing about the proper way to do this cocktail. I may have to try it that say next time :)

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  4. Congratulations! I've enjoyed reading all of your cocktail journey and trying a lot of them! You will still be in my RSS feed to see when you post new ones from time to time :)

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    1. Thank You Jan!! Funny thing is, 19 minutes after you commented I posted another blog entry for National Margarita Day!

      I have enjoyed you trying cocktails along with me and giving me your feedback =)

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  5. Congrats on completing your year! It was fun trying some new and different drinks. There were some days when alcohol just did not sound good at all, so I don't know how you drank some every single day. I've noticed, though, that my weight loss efforts have moved along significantly faster now that I'm back to just an occasional drink instead of "do I have the ingredients to make whatever she did today?" so perhaps I should be happy the year is over. :)

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    1. Thank You! I will totally admit that it was very tough some nights. Some days I just didn't want to do it, but I stuck with it none the less. Thank You for drinking along with me when you could, I had fun =)

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  6. I just found you, but congrats! So fun! :)

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    1. Hi Megan! I'm excited that you found me! It was a great year filled with lots and lots of cocktails. I had fun and am still having fun finding more cocktails. Cheers!

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  7. Fantastic! Beautiful presentation, looking delicious!

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  8. The classic of all drinks is thing pepper baby. But happy to see that its perfectly done. Loved the photography and cocktail

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    1. Thank You! This was a fun one to capture!

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