La Cucaracha! Drink Recipe

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)

0.0 g
71 g
0 g
This is a flaming drink. Please read our notes about flaming drinks and be careful.


How to Make It

Mix ingredients and pour into a brandy snifter. Light on fire, extinguish after a few seconds, and drink with a straw.


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Comments on La Cucaracha!

  • Ellie
    Mar 3rd, 2019
    Had this on my 18th birthday in Mexico. Suffice to say that I don't remember much after that lol. Good times.
  • Benny and the Brits
    Aug 27th, 2017
    Fucken beautiful pardy pardy pardy!!!! Need to drink this with 2 ice cubes no more no less.
  • Westexjoe
    Mar 11th, 2016
    mix equal parts tequila & kahlua (we never used triple sec) into a brandy snifter heat until it starts to burn with the snifter set down on a table quickly put a straw down to the bottom, in the middle of the snifter. Suck ALL the liquid out, before straw catches fire! Fire will go out when the liquid is all sucked out. If you loose your nerve and pull away before it's gone... you get fire in your MOUTH!
  • Johnny
    Nov 16th, 2015
    Do you serve it at room temperature or chilled? The flaming of it makes me guess warm, but with all those sugary liquers it might be easier to drink cold.
  • Oso 1
    Aug 1st, 2015
    Very popular in Ojinaga Chihuahua Mexico at the Millennium Night club. But Bacardi 151 is whats added for the ignition of the flame
  • Terri
    Feb 28th, 2015
    Had this drink in a resort in Panama. Was good and I enjoyed it. It was served on a shot glass and I only had one. When it was lit on fire, it was a sophisticated drink presentation.
  • Edwin
    Apr 16th, 2014
    Place in a shot glass, Kahlua and Tequila alone. Put the tequila slowly on top to catch on fire. Extinguish the fire placing something on top, and drink all at one. Make sure to the drink all over your mouth to get the full intense flavor of the shot. Very enjoyable! Right now I am drinking it on the rocks. It's not as tasty, but it would be good to have a good time with the right accompany.
  • Beastly Jim
    Jul 10th, 2013
    It is best with hornatos tequilla. Or as I like to call it horny toes.
  • Beastly Jim
    Jul 9th, 2013
    Ive participated in " La Cucaracha " in Palenque at La Canadesis. There were no straws. Two waiters came to our table. One prepared the drink and the second explained that he would be wiping my chin after I drank La Cucaracha. Then the first lite the drink , I drank the flaming La Cucaracha and the second wiped my chin with a damp towel to ensure I did not burn my lips or chin. As a kid I used to drink Flaming Arrows with Drambue so I knew it was a drink that you do not stop half way through. Viva Pelenqe! Viva Chiapas!
  • princess
    Nov 7th, 2012
    so does the tequila catch on fire?
  • Austen
    May 2nd, 2012
    had 3 shots of this in Cancun... I WAS DANCIN!
  • Jen
    Jan 27th, 2012
    Delicious. Delicious, delicious, delicious. Like maple syrup.
  • Anonymous
    Dec 23rd, 2011
    A fond Tijuana memory for me. If you suck the drink down before you burn the straw, you win!
  • Tony
    Sep 26th, 2011
    Had two of these in When you drink thru a straw then last part is hot any just explodes in your head. Quite a rush.
  • Elle
    Sep 13th, 2011
    You don't need 151 to light it on fire - just float the tequila on top and it will light just fine.

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