These drink recipes are for easy glowing and flaming cocktails. The cocktails get their effect from safe chemicals found in ingredients you'll find in your kitchen or bar.
Glowing CocktailsGlowing cocktails don't glow on their own unless you're using safe glowing ice, but several foods and drinks glow or fluoresce brightly under a black light. Here are some ingredients you can use in a glowing cocktail and the color of the light you can expect.
- tonic water (containing quinine) - bright blue
- energy drinks containing B vitamins - bright fluorescent yellow or sometimes green
- crushed B vitamins - yellow glow
- chlorophyll - deep blood red glow
Colored FlamesEthanol (the alcohol you can drink) burns with a blue, nearly invisible flame. You can brighten the flame by adding a tiny amount of salt to produce a yellow flame. Lite salt or potassium chloride will add a subtle violet color to the flame. Flaming drinks served in copper cups sometimes burn green.
Flaming CocktailsYou can make any drink into a flaming drink. All you need to do is top the drink with a high proof alcohol, such as 151 rum, and ignite this top layer.
See a video of the flaming and glowing cocktails.