I begin my first post in this blog site with a personal favorite of mine. I tried out this cocktail some 13 years back, and, I still haven't been able to get over it. Its a little tedious but, is a real wowie!
I have tried giving it different names over the period, ranging from some hindi names to naming it after my wife to giving it an exotic thai name, but I guess, Burning Peaches stuck. Anybody got a better name please drop in a comment.
Here's how to go about it:
60 ml Dark Rum
15 ml Peach Schnapps
15 ml Peach syrup concentrate
Sprite / 7Up - Absolutely Chilled
Glass - Champagne Tulip
Cloth to wipe
1. Pour the Peach concentrate in the tulip followed by the Peach Schnapps.
2. Pour in the 7up/Sprite leaving enough room for the rum on the top.
3. Take the soup spoon and using it float the rum on the top ( 45 ml).To Float -use a spoon bottom-side up and touching the inside of the glass preferably the surface of the drink. Gently pour liquor over spoon so it flows from the spoon down the side of the glass into a layer on the already poured drink.
4. Now take the soup spoon and heat it with the lighter. Keep wiping it with the cloth incase black soot is forming. After the spoon is hot ( not red hot, but considerably warm), put the remaining rum (15ml) in it and heat it again, bringing the flame in contact with the liquor. The liquor will flame up giving a blue flame. Pour the burning rum into the drink and Voila your cocktail is ready.