How to Make a Flaming Hell Shot

A Flaming Hell Shot is a flaming alcoholic beverage prepared from high-proof liquor, and tastes like a soft drink. A flaming cocktail was first served at the Ptarmigan Club in Bryan, Texas in early 1960’s. This drink is made by pouring three parts of Amaretto (a sweet almond flavoured liquor) and one part of high proof liquor in a shot glass. The high-proof liquor is layered on the top and is not mixed with amaretto; instead it is set on fire and dropped into the glass containing beer. The beer extinguishes the flames and the cocktail is then consumed quickly.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 sec to 1 min
Total time: 6 min
Yield: 1 serving

Amaretto almond liqueur: 3/4 shot
151 proof rum: 1/4 shot
Beer: 1/2 glass


  • 1

    Take a shot glass and pour 3/4 shots of Amaretto almond liquor into it.

  • 2

    Next top the Amaretto liquor off with 151 proof rum.

  • 3

    Take a large glass and place the shot glass in it.

  • 4

    Fill the large glass with your favourite brad beer, right up to the level of the shot glass.

  • 5

    Now comes the fun part - ignite the shot glass and let the 151 proof rum burn for a while.

  • 6

    Blow out the flame and drink the shot quickly.

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