30th November 2007

Day 5 – The Blue Blazer

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To Love… To Like… To Hate… To Fear… I love Vodka Tonics, I like Long Island Ice Teas, I hate the worm at the bottom of the tequila bottle, but fear??? I wasn’t sure I feared any drink… Well, until now… I recently read an article on MSN.com entitled “Dangerous Knowledge: The Blue Blazer” in which the writer stated there are drinks he loves, drinks he likes, drinks he hates, and “just one” that he fears. .. I had to read on…

The Blue Blazer,  apparently making this drink consists of pouring a long stream of FLAMING whiskey back and forth several times between a pair of metal mugs… Hmmmmm, I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I’d singe off more than just my eyebrows mixing this one! 

What? You actually want the recipe? Well I guess maybe you could be braver than I so here it goes… The basic recipe serves 4, because lets be serious, would you really go through this for a drink that serves JUST ONE?!

2 metal pint mugs with handles and flaring rims


  • 1 bottle cask-strength single-malt Scotch, such as Laphroaig, the Glenlivet Nadurra, or the Macallan
  • 4 tsp Sugar in the Raw
  • 4 1-inch strips of thinly cut lemon peel


  1. Clear all flammable materials from the mixing area.
  2. Lay down some damp cloth napkins for the spills. There will be spills.
  3. Put a pot of water on to boil.
  4. Prepare 4 espresso cups by putting a teaspoon of sugar and a strip of lemon peel in each.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water into one of the metal mugs.
  6. Quickly add 5 oz whisky.
  7. Light this with a long match or grill lighter.
  8. Pick up both mugs and carefully pour 3/4 of the contents of the flaming one into the other.
  9. Now pour 3/4 of that back into the first mug, from a greater distance.
  10. Repeat 4 or 5 times, increasing the distance each time, all the while talking nonchalantly about how Jerry Thomas used to make these back in old San Francisco.
  11. Finally, pour all the liquid into one mug, and from there fill the 4 espresso cups. These should be flaming as well.
  12. Use the bottom of one mug to snuff whatever’s on fire — i.e., the other mug, the cups, the table, your shirt, the cat, etc.
  13. Stir the contents of each cup to dissolve the sugar, and serve.
  14. Immerse the mugs in cold water before repeating.

Apparently it tastes like nothing more than a Scotch Toddy! BUT, creating the drink looks really cool, so just be sure someone’s watching… In other words, DO NOT mix this alone in your basement, its not worth it without the applause (Unless you’re nuts about Scotch Toddy’s)! not to mention you may lose your house in the process. 

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  1. 1 On November 30th, 2007, nosey_in_nyc said:

    sounds yummy but I don’t think my drink making skills are up to par yet! I’ll ask for it the next time I’m out though =)

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