The Hot Martini

Take a martini and add FIRE!

This version was invented in Hollywood during the golden age of cinema.

You pour a classic martini as per your preference, then dribble a little bit of high proof alcohol over the back of a spoon into the drink so that it floats on the top. Make sure not to pour too much, or the fire will burn for too long.

You then light the high proof alcohol, creating a heady aroma in the glass, as well as a bit of visual theatre, without warning up the chilled drink below the spectacle.

Serve – and drink – with care.

Honestly, there’s only the need to do one of these per night. That’s enough theatre. You can have too much of a good thing and you don’t want to be lighting fires when people are on their second martini.

Enjoy – safely!