Blue Blazer-1

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

Blue Blazer-1


  • 50ml

    Johnnie Walker Gold Label

  • 45ml

    Boiling Water

  • 1

    Teaspoon Sugar

  • 1

    Lemon Twist (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1


  • 1


  • 1

    Heatproof Mug

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Measure Whisky in a Jigger and pour into one Mug, and water into the other with the sugar.
    2. Ignite the Whisky and mix the two Mugs by rolling back and forth 5-6 times.
    3. Pour into a Heatproof Mug.
    4. Garnish with a Lemon Twist.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    16 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 whisky and boiling water that is passed back and forth between two glasses while being lit on fire.