How to Make the Flaming Dr. Pepper!

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I have no idea how this works.. its magic really.. some kind of voodoo im guessing.
But anyway if you mix these 3 alcoholic beverages, (the best kind of beverages,) By some sort of Booze Miracle it tastes just like a frosty Dr. Pepper!

Here is the instructional video. Next I will break it down into steps.

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Step 1: Gather Ingredients..

All you need for this one is..

1/2 - 3/4 full glass of light beer.

1/2 shot of amaretto.

1/2 shot of 151 proof Rum

a lighter, a spoon, and a shot glass.

Step 2: Layer

This is the tricky part. Carefully layer the rum on top of the amaretto.

This takes a little bit of practice.. watch the video for further instructions.

*151 proof rum is required because most other brands are to low of a percentage of alcohol to ignite.

Step 3: Ingite!

Carefully Light the rum, this may take a few seconds to get lit and the blue flames are hard to see in well lit areas.

Step 4: The Fun Part! Drop & Chug!

Be careful while dropping the flaming shot into the beer, splashes or spills can cause fires and letting go of the shot glass to hard can shatter it.

Now you drop the shot glass in and pound the drink quickly. If this drink is made and drank correctly, it Tastes Just like a ice cold Dr. Pepper!

Like I said before, I have no idea how this works. I imagine there are different beers that could be used to perfect the Dr. Pepper flavor. Let me know if you guys have any ideas.

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    46 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This was my all-time favorite drink years ago. The truth is, that the first one does NOT taste like Dr Pepper....................EVERYTHING after that does. hahaha


    10 years ago on Introduction

    This question may seem a bit amateurish, but why the flame? Is it merely for the effect or does it do something magical to the flavor? Could one simply add all ingredients but skip the flames altogether, thereby avoiding the danger?

    5 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Flame caramelizes some of the 151, giving it a slightly sugary feel. It doesn't do much, but it makes it a bit more palatable.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It MAY concentrate the rum. You know, burn off some of the alcohol in the rum. Just a guess...


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    If the alcohol was being burned off, it would become more concentrated, as there would be less liquid with the same amount of whatever gives rum its flavor dissolved in it. The proof would get weaker, but the flavor would get stronger.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    all the other comments make sense but personaly i think its just to make it look more awsome

    The 151 rum is not required to get the drink to taste like Dr Pepper. I've been making and drinking this shot for years and all you need is:


    Drop the amaretto shot into the glass of beer and coke and chug away.

    Excellent party shot and no worries about burning off your 'brows :)

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