While the days get shorter and temperatures drop it`s time to have a look on an old eyecatching classic. Once made popular by Jerry Thomas, iconic bartender of the 19th century, the Blue Blazer receives a twist when Jamie Boudreau of Seattles Whiskey & Bitters Emporium CANON plays around with gin, some fancy liqueur and and a healthy dash of fine bitters.
60 ml (2 oz) Martin Millers Westbourne Strength Gin
8 ml (1/4 oz) Ginger Liqueur
8 ml (1/4 oz) Cinnamon Liqueur
8 ml (1/4 oz) Blue Curacao Liqueur
1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Add boiling water to one of two large metal or ceramic mugs, add remaining ingredients to the second mug and ignite with fire. Slowly begin rolling the alcoholic ingredients and the water back and forth from mug to mug, as you roll the drink, position your mugs and farther and farther apart vertically to increase the length of the flame. Cap each mug to extinguish fire, pour into pre-heated toddy glass, garnish with large lemon zest