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“Flaming Moe’s,” season 3, episode 10

It’s finally time for a drink here at Cooking The Simpsons! After this and this, I think we’ve earned it. For our boozy libation, we turn to an episode based totally around a drink, season three’s “Flaming Moe’s.”

So… how do you make a Flaming Moe (ahem) I mean Homer? When watching the episode, a few things can be plainly seen: Creme de menthe, tequila, Schnapps of some kind, and Krusty brand cough syrup. Otherwise the drink includes swigs from a number of other unmarked liquor bottles. It’s a catch­all drink with a nice hit of bright purple cough syrup and a fiery finish. Hot take: it’s really gross!! Read the rest of the article here and get recipes for the original and a purple cocktail that actually tastes good below.

Flaming Homer/Moe

You’ll Need:
Tequila
Schnapps of some kind
Creme de menthe
Grape cough syrup
151 rum or other high­-proof alcohol
Lots of other miscellaneous alcohols
Blender
Fire

  1. Take all of your random bottles of liquor out of the cabinet. Dump some of each bottle, including tequila, some kind of Schnapps, and creme de menthe into a blender.
  2. Add a healthy glug of grape cough syrup and blend together. Mmm… healthy glug.
  3. Serve in a beer mug and light on fire.
    Note: It really won’t want to light on fire. Since companies don’t make high­-proof cough syrup anymore, the drink’s alcohol content will just barely be enough to let off a tiny, tiny blue flame. If you want a slightly bigger flame, pour a small amount of high-­proof alcohol (like 151 rum) over the back of a spoon and onto the top of your finished drink. Ignite.
    Note: The flame is still going to be weak. Cartoons are so much more fun than disappointing real life.
    One more note: Don’t drink this. It is crazy gross and warm and can’t be good for your body.

A Not-­So-­Flaming Homer

2 oz white rum
1 oz silver tequila (clear)
1 1/2 oz curaçao
1/2 oz Campari
2 oz pineapple juice
1 generous squeeze lime juice
1 sprig fresh mint
food coloring, as needed
high­-proof rum (optional)

  1. Add the white rum, tequila, curaçao, Campari, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until very cold.
  2. Strain into a beer mug or other tall glass. Add a few drops of red and/or blue food color as needed and stir. See the note below if you want your drink fiery.
  3. Add ice and garnish with a sprig of mint. Check for blindness and then enjoy.
    Note: If you prefer your drinks flaming, slowly pour a small amount of Bacardi 151 or other high-proof alcohol over the back of a spoon and onto the top of your finished, ice­less and mint­less drink. Use a utility lighter to light the surface of the drink before serving.
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