Flaming Dr. Pepper Recipe - A Classic American Cocktail

Flaming Dr. Pepper

Flaming Dr. Pepper Recipe - A Classic American Cocktail
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 1


Flaming Dr. Pepper
Flaming Dr. Pepper

Flaming Dr. Pepper is a popular and fun cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. This fiery drink is perfect for parties and special occasions.


The Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail is said to have originated in the United States in the 1980s. It is named after the popular soft drink, Dr. Pepper, due to its similar taste when combined with the other ingredients.


How to prepare

  1. Pour the beer into a glass.
  2. Then, fill a shot glass with the amaretto and rum.
  3. Ignite the shot using a match.
  4. Carefully drop the lit shot into the beer.


  • You can try using different types of beer or flavored liqueurs to create your own unique twist on the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use caution when igniting the shot glass. Always have a fire extinguisher nearby and never leave the flame unattended. Make sure to drop the shot into the beer quickly to avoid any spills.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail in a shot glass dropped into a beer glass for a dramatic presentation.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making a successful Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail is to ignite the shot glass and drop it into the beer quickly and carefully.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have 151 proof rum, you can use any high-proof rum for this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

This cocktail is best made fresh and served immediately after preparing.

Presentation Ideas

You can garnish the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail with a slice of lemon or lime for an extra touch of flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

This cocktail pairs well with spicy foods or appetizers.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

This cocktail is best enjoyed fresh and should not be stored or reheated.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Flaming Dr. Pepper contains approximately 150 calories.


The Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


There are no fats in the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail.


The cocktail contains minimal protein, with less than 1 gram per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

The Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail does not provide significant amounts of vitamins or minerals.


This recipe contains alcohol, which may be an allergen for some individuals. Please check for any allergies before serving.


Overall, the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail is a moderate calorie drink with minimal nutrients.


The Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail is a fun and fiery drink that is sure to impress your guests. Be sure to use caution when igniting the shot glass and enjoy responsibly.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a warm summer day, and I was browsing through an old cookbook that belonged to my great-grandmother. As I turned the yellowed pages, I stumbled upon a recipe that caught my eye: Flaming Dr. Pepper.

I had never heard of this drink before, but the ingredients intrigued me. The recipe called for amaretto liqueur, a splash of 151-proof rum, and a shot of Dr. Pepper. The instructions were simple: pour the amaretto into a shot glass, layer the rum on top, and light it on fire. Drop the flaming shot into a glass of Dr. Pepper and drink it in one gulp. It sounded dangerous and exciting, and I knew I had to try it.

I decided to make the Flaming Dr. Pepper for a family gathering that weekend. I gathered all the ingredients and followed the instructions carefully. As I lit the shot glass on fire, I could feel the heat radiating off of it. I dropped it into the glass of Dr. Pepper, and it fizzed and bubbled as I raised it to my lips.

The first sip was like nothing I had ever tasted before. The sweetness of the amaretto combined with the fiery kick of the rum created a flavor explosion in my mouth. The drink went down smooth, leaving a warm feeling in my chest. I knew I had discovered something special.

As my family and I enjoyed the Flaming Dr. Peppers together, I shared the story of how I had found the recipe. My great-grandmother had always been a collector of old cookbooks, and it was thanks to her that I had stumbled upon this hidden gem. I felt a connection to her in that moment, as if she were guiding me to this recipe from beyond the grave.

From that day on, the Flaming Dr. Pepper became a staple at our family gatherings. It was a drink that brought us together, sparking lively conversations and laughter. Everyone who tried it was amazed by its unique flavor and the spectacle of the flaming shot.

Over the years, I became known as the Flaming Dr. Pepper expert among my friends and neighbors. They would often come to me for the recipe, and I would gladly share it with them, passing on the tradition that had been handed down to me.

As I grew older, I realized that the recipe for Flaming Dr. Pepper was more than just a drink. It was a symbol of my family's history and a reminder of the bond we shared. It was a way for me to connect with my past and honor the generations that had come before me.

Now, as I pass on the recipe to my grandchildren, I do so with pride and joy. I tell them the story of how I discovered the Flaming Dr. Pepper and the memories it holds for me. I hope that they will continue the tradition and share this special drink with their own families, creating new memories and experiences along the way.

The Flaming Dr. Pepper will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the love and connection that runs through my family. It is a recipe that has stood the test of time, bringing joy and laughter to all who taste it. And for that, I am forever grateful.


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