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How To Make a Blue Blazer Cocktail

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Cocktails are all about theatre; the intricacies of exotic ingredients paired and combined in uncommon ways with flair and imagination. The Blue Blazer is a fiery beverage with the very essence of cocktail culture.
What you'll need: 
2 cups or metal pint mugs
50ml/15oz whisky
50ml/1.5oz hot water
2 tsp sugar syrup/honey
1-2 tsp Demerara sugar
Twist of lemon zest
Fill both mugs with boiling water and allow to stand until well warmed. Discard the hot water.
Pour 50ml/1.5oz of whisky into one of the mugs. A good quality blend is generally the best option for a Blue Blazer but a single malt can be used if preferred.
Into the second mug pour 50ml/1.5oz of boiling water. Add 2 teaspoons of either sugar syrup, honey or Demerara sugar.
The warmth of the mug will result in the whisky giving off alcoholic fumes. Using a lighter or a match carefully ignite the whisky.
Pour the flaming whisky from one mug into the other. Immediately pour the water and whisky back into the empty mug. Repeat this process 5-6 times until sugar, whisky and water are well mixed.
Garnish with either a fresh lemon slice or a twist of lemon zest.
The Blue Blazer is all about the show. However, when correctly mixed it makes for an equally satisfying winter cocktail.
Metal pint mugs are preferable when making a Blue Blazer as they warm easily and retain heat well.
Make sure both mugs are well warmed before lighting the whisky.
The Blue Blazer is at the end of the day a mixture of fire and alcohol and should be treated with care and respect.


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