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B52 cocktail
The B52: a tasty flaming cocktail to swallow bottoms up, and in moderation.

Recipe

For 1 person
1/3 Kahlua
1/3 Baileys
1/3 Cointreau

How to make

👉 straight to the glass / 🥃 shot / 🍸 short drink (6cl) / ⏱️ 3 mn
  1. Add the Kalua coffee liqueur, the Baileys and Cointreau, layering them with a spoon (see the video below).

  2. Burn the B52.

  3. When the flame goes out, insert a straw and drink all at once.

History

The B-52 cocktail takes its name from the American bomber "B-52 Stratofortress" launched around 1955 and which was used in particular in the Vietnam War.

The origin of the B52 cocktail is not certain. A first version says that it was invented in 1977 by Keg Steakhouse in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). A second version says that it would have been created at the restaurant "Alice" in Malibu (Califorrnia). A third version says it was invented by Peter Fich, a bartender at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta (Canada).

The B-52 gave birth to many variants: B51, B53, B54, B55, B57...

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