In Honor of the Hunger Games: Cocktails Catching Fire

Tonight, I’m going to see the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I’m so very excited! In honor of this film, I’ve collected a few cocktail recipes that require an extra SPARK to pull off. Presenting, three cocktails on fire.

Cocktail One: Lavender-Smoked Martini

recipe via the Measure and Stir blog

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Lavender-infused gin
  • .75 oz Dry Vermouth (Dolin)
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Dash of simple syrup

Directions

  1. Stir together gin, vermouth, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker
  2. Light a teaspoon of lavender on fire
  3. Place a large glass over the smoldering flowers, so that it fills with smoke.
  4. Stir the drink and then strain it into the smoke-filled glass.

Note: More information on creating smoked cocktails via Manmade DIY.

Cocktail Two: Flaming Corpse Reviver #2

our very own Geeks with Drinks recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounce Hendrick’s gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • Cherries (optional garnish)
  • Fire starter (kitchen torch, candle lighter, match)

Directions

  1.  Fill shaker with ice
  2. Add gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc and lemon juice to the shaker and shake until chilled
  3. Coat a rocks glass with absinthe by swirling it around inside the glass
  4. Ignite absinthe using a kitchen torch (or try your handy candle lighter) or a match and after giving it a few seconds, add the drink to extinguish it  (please don’t set yourself on fire).
  5. Garnish with a cherry if you desire (or 3 if you’re me) and sip!

Cocktail Three: Smoky Grove (flaming the orange twist)

Recipe via Kindred Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Scotch
  • 1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth (we love Carpano Antica)
  • 1⁄2 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Orange bitters
  • 1 twist Orange peel (flamed)

Directions

  1. Stir Scotch, both vermouths and bitters into mixing tin filled with ice
  2. Strain into coupe glass
  3. Flame orange peel over glass, garnish

Note: Great instructions on how to flame an orange peel via Serious Drinks.

 

And may the odds be ever in your favor!

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original photo: ylegrand (creative commons)

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Jeska used to steal the whiskey soaked cherries from her grandparents drinks when she was younger... now she demands at least 3 cherries for all whiskey drinks. Coincidence? Learn more at jeska.org.

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