Food & Drink

Four Words: Flaming Dr Pepper Shot

This concoction is like some kind of wonderful science experiment: You combine amaretto and overproof rum in a shot glass, set them on fire (yep), and drop the flaming liquid into a half pint of beer. Then—wait for the flames to go out, of course—you take a sip and it tastes exactly like Dr Pepper. How? … Why? … We’re not sure, but we’re happy to perform more tests in search of the answer.


  • .75 oz amaretto
  • .25 oz overproof rum
  • ½ pint beer
  • 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!
  • Marvel at how much the drink tastes like its namesake without containing one drop of Dr Pepper.