Blue Blazer
/

Blue Blazer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.45 / 5
Taken from 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' by Harry Craddock, written in 1930. It says: “The Blue Blazer does not have a very euphonious or classic name, but it tastes better ... more Taken from 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' by Harry Craddock, written in 1930. It says: “The Blue Blazer does not have a very euphonious or classic name, but it tastes better to the palate than it sounds to the ear. A beholder gazing for the first time upon an experienced artist, compounding this beverage, would naturally come to the conclusion that it was a nectar for Pluto rather than Bacchus. The novice in mixing this beverage should be careful not to scald himself. To become proficient in throwing the liquid from one mug to the other, it will be necessary to practise for some time with cold water.”
Check out all our FAQ's on this cocktail

Microbadges

Savoy Cockail Book
15 key ingredients
Cocktail Of The Day
Base ingredient
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whiskey
Garnish
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lemon
Alcohol content
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20% | 4.8 units *
Details
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classic
Hot

Pint glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
This ingredient has been discontinued, too rare or not relevant to be included in our My Bar functionality
Serves:
-
+

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Blue Blazer is a theatrical spectacle of a cocktail, combining the warmth of whiskey with hot water, sweetened slightly with sugar, creating a comforting yet robust drink. This flaming concoction requires skilled preparation to safely achieve its signature fiery pour, making it a thrilling choice for those who appreciate both the art and flavor in their cocktails.

Method
How to make a Blue Blazer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the whisky into one mug, and a wine glass of boiling water into another mug
Ignite the whisky on fire, and while it is blazing mix both ingredients by pouring them four or five times from one mug to the other
If well done, this will have the appearance of a continued stream of liquid fire
When well mixed, extinguish the flames
Sweeten with a teaspoon of sugar, garnish with a lemon peel and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Garnish  · 

Your private tasting notes

~ Register as a user to create tasting notes, save your bar and more ~

Can you make this?

Add the ingredients you have at home to your My Bar and we'll show you what cocktails you can make. Start off by adding the ingredients you have for this cocktail using the plus icons.

Comments

No comments yet…

You need to be a user with a verified email to comment on cocktails. Login / register

Featured in

~ Not featured in any of your lists, or any public lists, register as a user to create a list and add this cocktail. We'll then show the lists here ~

FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Blue Blazer cocktail?

The Blue Blazer is known as one of the first flaming cocktails, created by Jerry Thomas, a legendary bartender in the 19th century, also known as 'the father of American mixology.' The cocktail was first introduced in his bartending guide in 1862. Its preparation involves a spectacular technique of pouring flaming whiskey back and forth between two mugs, creating a blazing stream of fire. This not only entertained patrons but also served to heat the drink, making it a popular choice in colder weather.

FAQ

How do you safely prepare a Blue Blazer cocktail?

Preparing a Blue Blazer requires caution due to the use of fire. First, warm the whiskey and water in separate containers. Ignite the whiskey carefully with a long match or lighter, then gradually start pouring it back and forth between two metal mugs or ladles at a safe distance from you and any flammable materials. Practice with cold water first to get used to the weight and motion. Once the flame has been extinguished, add the sugar, stir until dissolved, and serve immediately in a preheated pint glass.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of whiskey is best for a Blue Blazer?

A high-proof whiskey is recommended for the Blue Blazer to ensure it can catch fire easily and safely. Traditionally, Scotch whisky was used, but many bartenders opt for overproof bourbon or rye to add a unique flavor profile. The key is to choose a whiskey that is at least 50% ABV (100 proof) to support ignition and enhance the drink's overall flavor.

FAQ

Can Blue Blazer be made ahead of time?

Due to its dramatic presentation and the fact it's served hot, a Blue Blazer cocktail cannot be pre-made in its entirety. The flaming process is integral to the experience and should be done immediately before serving. However, you can pre-measure the whiskey, water, and sugar to expedite the preparation process.

FAQ

Is the Blue Blazer considered a seasonal drink?

Yes, the Blue Blazer is often considered a seasonal drink due to its warming qualities, making it especially popular in the fall and winter months. Its hot temperature and fiery presentation make it a comforting choice for cold weather, though it's certainly a spectacular choice year-round for those who appreciate its history and unique preparation.

Upgrade your mixology

Become a member for free taking your cocktail making skills up to level 11.

  • Save your bar forever
  • Access to our Cocktail Creator, allowing you to create your own wonderful concoctions.
  • Save cocktails to personalised 'Tried' and 'Want to try' lists
  • Create and record tasting notes on cocktails
  • Create lists of cocktails to share with friends and family
  • A pesonalised MyBar URL, allowing you to share everything you can make with friends
  • And much more ... (what to buy next, measurement choices, search personalisation...)
Register now

Have you tried our Wordpress Plugin?

Download our plugin and embed cocktail recipes directly onto your own site or blog.

Choose from our whole recipe database, or choose a specific cocktail made with a certain ingredient, and let us place a beautiful recipe on your own site.

Find out more
build your bar

Create a cocktail

Choose a theme and some ingredients, give us some description and we'll create an amazing cocktail for you.

Register as a Premium Make Me A Cocktail community member and get access to an even more powerful creator.

Start creating

Build your bar

Tell us what you have at home and we’ll find a delicious cocktail for you to make right now.

Register as a Make Me A Cocktail community member and we’ll save your ingredients list so you can come back to it at any time.

Create My Bar
build your bar