As we dive deeper into the summer, let’s talk about the one beverage that can make your nights even hotter—the flaming shot. Not only does alcohol look badass when flames are shooting out of it, but heat will actually enhance the flavor in certain cocktails. By burning a higher proof alcohol on the surface, fire will bring out any liquor’s rich and powerful taste. So let’s take your shot taking skills to the next level.

Seeing as all alcohol is flammable, you could essentially light any beverage on fire. Still, liquors with a higher proof will make for a wild and delicious presentation. With that, here are some rules and recipes for your ideal flaming shot.

First, slowly and carefully pour the alcohol with the highest proof on the top of the shot. You don’t want to mix it in completely or else your drink will lack an impressive flame.

Second, never take the shot while it’s still on fire. Blow it out before consuming.

Third, try out our suggested recipes and enjoy.

Flaming Doctor Pepper

• 3/4 oz. Amaretto
• 1/4 oz. 151 rum
• 6 – 8 oz. of beer

Pour the amaretto into a shot glass. Fill the top slowly with the rum. Do not mix; you’ll want a thick layer on top of the shot glass to be lit on fire. Next, put the shot glass into a larger glass and fill with beer (to the level of the shot glass). Light the amaretto/rum on fire, let burn, and blow out. Then drink up.

Flaming B-52
• 1/3 oz. Kahlua
• 1/3 oz. Irish Cream
• 1/3 oz. Grand Marnier or Cointreau
• Couple drops of 151 rum

Pour the Kahlua into a shot gloss. Layer the Irish Cream on top (you can pour it against the back of a spoon and touch it to the rim of the shot glass). Then, pour the Grand Marnier the exact same way. Add a drop or two of rum on top and light it.

Flaming Gorilla

• 1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
• 1 oz. Kahlua
• 1 oz. 151 Rum

Pour the Kahlua into a shot glass. Next, layer the peppermint schnapps (using the same spoon method). Finally, top off the shot glass with the rum and burn baby burn.

So step up to the bar and order, your friends are waiting to be impressed.