“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.
Schnapps of some kind
Creme de menthe
Grape cough syrup
151 rum or other high-proof alcohol
Lots of other miscellaneous alcohols
- 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.
- Add a healthy glug of grape cough syrup and blend together. Mmm… healthy glug.
- 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)
- Add the white rum, tequila, curaçao, Campari, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until very cold.
- 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.
- 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.