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This Flaming Lamborghini Cocktail Will GRAB Your Attention!
The Flaming Lamborghini is an awe inspiring drink for sure. The ingredients include Kahlua or some sort of coffee liqueur, Blue Curacao, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Sambuca (this is what flames) to create a shot or cocktail that’ll have the entire bar focused on YOU!
There are a lot of variations to this drink, but the recipe and instructions I am giving you are the easiest to replicate safely.
You’re going to layer the first three ingredients in the order I’ve listed them using a bar spoon. The Kahlua first, then the Blue Curacao, then the Baily’s.
This is all topped off with Sambuca which is where the flame comes from. And also one of my very favorite sipping drinks. I really do love this stuff and would never knowingly light it a fire. But to each their own.
So once you’ve layered the Sambuca on top, you’re ready to light the drink on fire and drink. If you have one, use one of those BBQ lighters so you don’t need to have your hand too close.
And use a straw for the drink, preferably a metal one that won’t burn.
One thing I always did with any flaming shot was to wait until the flames dies down a bit before letting the customer touch it. It IS possible to have someone drink too quickly and end up drinking the flames! Seriously, so be careful.
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce Sambuca
- 1 ounce Blue Curacao
- 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
- Martini Glass
- Jigger for measuring
- Straw - preferably metal
- Bar Spoon
- Pour one ounce of Kahlua into a warmed martini glass.
- Using a bar spoon, carefully layer the Blue Curacao on top of the Kahlua.
- Next add the Baily's still using a bar spoon to carefally layer.
- Lastly, add a layer of Sambuca.
- Light the drink on fire.
- Take a straw and drink up!
Look at the two different videos for different ways to make this drink depending on how much of a scene you want to make.
Flaming Lamborghini Variations
Some people like to stack many glasses on top of each other for a super impressive shot experience. Then they pour the Sambuca onto the stack of glasses from the very top and light the whole thing up.
Then there is a drink called the Flaming Ferrari which has different ingredients, but is flaming and is an expensive car name, so I am listing it here. What is it with all the burning cars anyways?
Are Flaming Drinks Worth It?
One thing to remember is, when drinking something that is flaming, you’re literally burning your money as the flame is burning all the alcohol in the drink. This drink is a little different in that you are still getting the alcohol in the first three ingredients.
But by the time the Sambuca gets into your straw, most of the alcohol has been burned away. And to me that’s a waste. I want it in my blood stream, not up in smoke, lol.
Flaming Lamborghini Origin
The origin of this drink is difficult to nail down. A few different bars say they created the drink, but one comes up most often and has been in business for 30 plus years, so maybe they really are the creators of the drink. But honestly I have no idea. This place is in Greece, Flames of Ios.
Flaming Lamborghini Videos
In this first video, the bartender makes a nice, safe drink. If you’ve never made this drink recipe before, this is where I suggest you start.
Once you feel comfortable enough working with flaming drinks, you can start getting a little more crazy like this guy in the second flaming Lamborghini video. Definitely do not try this on your first attempt!
Flaming Lamborghini Ingredients
The flaming Lamborghini ingredients are Kahlua, Blue Curacao, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Sambuca making this a four ingredient shot or cocktail, depending how you are consuming this drink.
The first three ingredients are layered and then the last is placed on top and lit on fire.
Tips! Read these!
Straw Tip: This should be obvious, but this is one of those times you should be using one of those metal straws if at all possible. The plastic and paper straws can easily melt or even catch fire. So if you have one, USE it!
Working with Fire: This is a dangerous drink and I highly advise you to really be sure your bartending skills are up to snuff before even attempting this. If you must, practice using one glass, then two and so on until you reach the point you feel you’re creating the spectacle you’re going for.
ALWAYS have a fire extinguisher within reach. If you just happen to cough, sneeze or someone mistakenly hits you or your arm, things can get nasty fast. It may not even be your fault, the are others around you. So seriously, have a way to put out the fire if need be.
A lot of bars in the USA won’t allow their bartenders to make these types of flaming drinks simply due to the fire hazards. Not good for an establishment if you are charring your guests. And think of the insure liabilities!