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Hakkespett Drink Recipe

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This is a flaming drink. Please read our notes about flaming drinks and be careful.

Glass to Use

Highball glassHighball glass


Mixing Instructions

This is a drink originating in Germany with a kind of ritual attached to it. Layer the Cointreau, then yellow chartreuse in a highball glass. Tilt slightly and light the mixture with a match. Wet your palm (use a damp rag or lick it) and place it over the top of the glass until the fire goes out. Give it a bit of a shake, then remove your hand slowly and inhale the air inside, then immediately shoot the entire contents. Immediately following that, put two fingers in your mouth, inhale really fast and attempt to say: "Hakkespett!" This is German for "woodpecker".

Have fun!

Comments on Hakkespett:

By Ken on September 12th, 2008 at 17:00:53

Hey there... lol Hakkespett ? That sounds like Norwegian to me son, but whatever ;) I`m Norwegian and a "hakkespett" (you got that part right though, it does really mean woodpecker ;) late

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: this recipe

Calories 140 (588 kJ)
from alcohol 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 11g 4%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Protein 0g
: Nutritional information disclaimer

*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

‡: Does not include Chartreuse, yellow

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