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Flaming Dr Pepper Shot

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Bars in both Texas and Louisiana take credit for inventing this fiery shot, but no one knows for sure who first thought to mix amaretto with rum and drop the whole thing, flaming, into a glass of beer. Here’s what we do know: The shot contains no Dr Pepper, and yet, somehow, it tastes just like the sugary soft drink. It’s science at its tastiest.

The Essentials

overproof rum
The Details


0.75 oz amaretto
0.25 oz overproof rum


  • Fill a pint glass halfway with beer.
  • Add amaretto to a shot glass and float overproof rum on top.
  • Light the rum on fire and drop the shot into the beer—make sure the flame is completely extinguished before drinking.
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