Blue Blazer

A classic cocktail made with Scotch Whisky and boiling water, set on fire and passed back and forth between two glasses.
Blue Blazer


  • 1.75oz

    Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

  • 1.5oz

    Boiling Water

  • 1

    tsp Sugar

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Heat proof mug to serve in

  • 2

    Heat proof mugs to throw the drink

  • 1

    Knife or potato peeler

  • 1


  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Make a Lemon twist using a knife or a potato peeler and set aside.
    2. Measure whisky in jigger and pour into one mug, and water into the other mug.
    3. Ignite the Whisky and mix the two mugs by rolling back and forth 5-6 times.
    4. Dispense the drink into a similar mug.
    5. Garnish with the Lemon twist.
    6. Extinguish the flame.
  • Alcohol Content

    Alcohol content:

    1.6 g per serve

Interesting facts

The Blue Blazer is one of the few cocktails that is actually meant to be set on fire. When done correctly, the flames from the drink should be about two feet high.

History of the drink

The Blue Blazer is a traditional cocktail that has been around since the early 1800s. One of the first American bartenders, Jerry Thomas, is credited with creating it. It is considered to be one of Thomas' hallmark drinks. The Blue Blazer is a mixture of Scotch whiskey and boiling water that is passed back and forth between two glasses while being lit on fire.