Before we get into the horrible flaming shot fails, let’s first discuss how to properly light a shot on fire. Step one: Don’t do it. Step Two: If you choose to ignore step one, DO NOT USE EVERCLEAR or any other ultra-high-proof alcohol. Stick to humble overproof rum. Everclear is nearly 100 percent alcohol, which makes it very difficult to extinguish when lit. Step Three: Extinguish the flame by dropping the shot into a beer or placing a coffee mug or shaker tin over the shot to smother it. DO NOT BLOW IT OUT or you will go full Game of Thrones dragon-mode and blow fire all over the place. Still tempted to down a flaming shot? Do us a favor and watch these videos first.
WARNING: These videos contain graphic material and, in some cases, explicit language because, well, people are drinking fire.