The Flaming Blue Jesus is a potent mix with a complex flavor profile. It's strong and warming, with a peppermint freshness that cuts through the richness of the Southern Comfort and the sharpness of the vodka and tequila. The fiery element adds a smoky note if you let it burn just a bit before blowing it out.
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Twist 1: Flaming Green Elf
- Replace Peppermint Schnapps with Green Chartreuse.
- Use 1oz of Vodka to amplify the herbal notes.
Recipe: Layer the spirits as before, but top with Green Chartreuse before igniting. This twist will give an herbaceous kick and a greener flame, turning your cocktail into a mystical potion from the forest.
Twist 2: Flaming Berry Jesus
- Substitute Southern Comfort with Chambord.
- Keep the quantity of Vodka and Schnapps the same.
Recipe: Start by layering the Chambord, followed by vodka, peppermint schnapps, and tequila. The top-off and ignition step remains the same. This change will infuse your drink with a berry twist, for a fruiter, less spicy experience.
Twist 3: Flaming Gold Saint
- Swap out Southern Comfort for Goldschläger.
- Use equal parts of all ingredients (0.5oz each) except for the 151 proof rum.
Recipe: Combine the Goldschläger, vodka, peppermint schnapps, and tequila in layers. Top with the rum and light it on fire. The gold flakes in the Goldschläger will make your drink glisten and add a cinnamon spice, blessing your taste buds with a divine experience.
Is it safe to drink a cocktail that has been on fire?
Yes, it is safe as long as the flame has been completely extinguished before consumption and the drink is allowed to cool briefly. Make sure to follow all safety precautions outlined when preparing cocktails like the Flaming Blue Jesus.
How do you extinguish the flame safely on a cocktail like the Flaming Blue Jesus?
You can either blow out the flame gently, or cover the glass with a non-flammable object to deprive the fire of oxygen. Use heat-resistant gloves if necessary.
Can I use a regular glass for the Flaming Blue Jesus or does it have to be a special kind?
It's best to use a heat-resistant shot glass for any cocktail involving fire to prevent the glass from cracking or shattering.
What is the reason for layering the ingredients in a cocktail?
Layering creates a visually appealing presentation and can affect the taste experience as each layer's flavor can be enjoyed individually before mixing in the mouth.
Why does the 151 Proof Rum burn with a blue color?
The blue color is characteristic of the complete combustion of alcohol, where the high alcohol content in 151 proof rum allows for this cleaner burn.