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Backdraft #2 Drink Recipe

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

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  • 2 oz. Drambuie
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 3-6 dashes Cinnamon

Mixing Instructions

Add Grand Marnier to a large shot glass and place in the center of a saucer. Add 1 or 2 shots of Drambuie to a pint glass and swirl to coat the sides. Light the Drambuie on fire and allow it to burn until the sides of the pint glass are warm to the touch. Pour the flaming Drambuie (carefully) into the shot glass, igniting the Grand Marnier. You must hold the pint glass upside down above the flames to catch the alcohol vapor coming off the burning liquors.

Now sprinkle cinnamon (or black pepper for a "Pepperdraft") into the flames. It will ignite when you do this. When approximately 3-6 shakes have been dispensed, lower the pint glass over the flaming liquid to extinguish the flames. Anything outside of the glass will need to be gently blown out.

Remove pint glass and place 2 or 3 ice cubes quickly inside, and have it sealed immediately with the palm of someone's hand (the bartender). Shake the pint glass to cool... the alcohol vapors will condense inside the glass.

The drinker now downs the shot, then slips a straw through the bartender's fingers into the pint glass and sucks up the alcohol vapors, then finally uses the straw to suck up the liquors remaining in the saucer.

The ice cubes (with condensed alcohol on them) may be eaten if desired.


This drink recipe was submitted by one of our brilliant readers, coopooh!

Comments on Backdraft #2:

By Sean on August 5th, 2008 at 01:45:00

Good recipe, this sounds like the real deal. I had one in a bar in Dunedin, NZ once and it was really good. They used Chartreuse in the pint glass and Galliano Sambuca for the shot. Really good. Cheers

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: this recipe

Calories 75 (313 kJ)
from alcohol 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 6g 2%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
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 Drambuie, Cinnamon

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