Blue Blazer

Blue Blazer

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

The Blue Blazer cocktail was cooked up by the famous cocktail pioneer, Jerry Thomas, during the Gold Rush era in San Francisco. In his 1862 “Bar-tenders Guide,” he describes it as a “blazing stream of liquid fire.” Most people compare it to a Hot Toddy.


  • 4 oz Scotch
  • 2 tsp Raw Sugar
  • 3 oz Boiling Water
  • Garnish: Lemon Peel

Cocktail Preparation

This drink was brought to us by and when preparing, prepare with caution. This recipe serves two. Preheat 2 glass mugs with boiling water and discard water. Clear all flammable materials from the mixing area. Lay down a damp towel or 2 to soak up potential spills. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand. Pour sugar, scotch, and boiling water into one of the mugs, and ignite with a match. Very carefully, pour the flaming liquid back and forth from mug to mug (about 5 times). Pour drink evenly into mugs and extinguish the flame. Garnish with lemon peels.

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