The Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail is believed to have originated in the 1980s, during a time when flaming cocktails were gaining popularity. It is named after the popular soft drink, Dr. Pepper, due to its similar taste. The cocktail is known for its impressive presentation, as it involves lighting the drink on fire.
- Popular in the 1980s
- Named after Dr. Pepper soft drink
- Known for its flaming presentation
The Flaming Dr. Pepper has a unique, sweet, and slightly spicy taste. It is reminiscent of the Dr. Pepper soft drink, with a hint of caramel and a warming sensation from the flaming alcohol.
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How to extinguish the flame of the cocktail safely?
The safest technique to extinguish the flame is by smothering it. This can be achieved by placing a non-flammable lid over the top of the cup. Blowing it might cause splashing of the flaming liquid.
What's the best type of beer to use for this cocktail?
While the choice largely depends upon personal preference, light ales or lagers tend to companion well with the sweet and spicy notes of the Amaretto and overproof rum.
Why is it called Flaming Dr. Pepper if it doesn't contain Dr. Pepper?
The blend of Amaretto, overproof rum, and beer creates a flavor profile that's quite similar to Dr. Pepper soft drink. Hence, despite not containing the actual soda, it is named after it.
Is the flame necessary? Can I enjoy this cocktail without it?
The flame is a part of the presentation and adds a caramelized flavor to the drink. However, if you prefer to skip it and still want to try the drink, it's totally acceptable.