Navy Blue Blazer Cocktail

Navy Blue Blazer

This twist on Jerry Thomas's original uses overproof rum, a spirit with a high sugar content that, when burned, lends caramel depth to the drink.Todd Coleman

A riff on perhaps the original flaming cocktail, this complex libation contains three kinds of rum. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with our article Flaming Cocktails.

Navy Blue Blazer Cocktail
A riff on perhaps the original flaming cocktail, this complex libation contains three kinds of rum.
Yield: makes 2 Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. navy-strength rum, preferably Smith & Cross
  • 2 oz. blackstrap rum, preferably Cruzan
  • 1 12 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 12 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. orgeat syrup
  • 34 oz. cinnamon syrup
  • 1 oz. (151-proof) rum, preferably El Dorado

Instructions

  1. Fill 2 tempered-glass mugs with boiling water; set aside for 2 minutes. Discard water; add navy-strength and blackstrap rums, juices, syrups, and 4 oz. hot water and stir. Add 151-proof rum; ignite