Flaming Moe or Homer Cocktail Recipe

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Flaming Moe or Homer Cocktail Recipe

It was first featured on “The Simpsons” in 1991 and has become a popular drink that many have since tried to recreate. Despite the fact that there is no “real” recipe for it, mixing them together often makes them taste better. This particular mix is one of the best. In the long life of the show, the “Flaming Moe’s” episode (Season 3, Episode 10, 1991) is one of the most popular and talked about. It was Homer who created the drink, which he called the Flaming Homer. The Flaming Moe cocktail is the result of Moe stealing the recipe and renaming it, making it a hit in his bar. There has been an odd phenomenon regarding drinks ever since. When you try it, it goes without saying that you should select rum with a higher proof than the cartoon’s cough syrup!


In the Universal Studios Florida theme park, you can order a Flaming Moe at Moe’s Tavern. In reality, you will get an orange soda mixed with dry ice to give you a smoky, bubbly effect. It’s fun, but no booze…sorry, but it’s kid-friendly! 

The Creation of the Flaming Homer

n Springfield’s original Flaming Moe (or Homer), what is actually the case? There’s no word on it in the show. During the Flaming Moe episode, Homer recalls the incident in a flashback. It occurred to me that I could remix the little bits left in all the liquor bottles. A bottle of cough syrup was all I could manage to grab in my haste. The first test of the scheme was successful: I did not go blind. I don’t know the scientific explanation, but the fire made it good.” Astute viewers who can easily access the pause and rewind controls will notice a few ingredients in the recipe: Tequila, green crème de menthe, orange schnapps, two unknown miniature bottles, a pot of purple syrup, and a bottle of Krusty’s Non-Narcotic Kough Syrup. 

Can You Flame Cough Syrup?

Let’s not forget that “The Simpsons” is a fictional show and that it takes place in a cartoon universe. It should be noted that Krusty’s products were not always the safest either. While cough syrups do not contain nearly enough alcohol to catch fire in the real world, NyQuil contains just 10 percent alcohol. This is one of the strongest cough syrups available. 151-proof rum is typically used to top off a flaming drink. If you’ve made one yourself, you know what I mean. In other words, that’s 75.5 percent alcohol by volume. The stuff in NyQuil has a lot less than that.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Flaming Moe or Homer Cocktail Recipe is 7 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Flaming Moe or Homer Cocktail Recipe is 328 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Flaming Moe or Homer Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Lighter
  • Bar spoon


  • Highball Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1-ounce brandy
  • 1-ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1-ounce sloe gin
  • 1-ounce blackberry liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce 151-proof rum are added to 1/4 ounce strawberry juice

Steps to Make It

  • Make sure you have all of the ingredients.
  • Stir all ingredients (except the rum) together in a highball glass.
  • A stir. Make a pool of rum and pour it over the top.
  • Using a match, light the fire and extinguish it before drinking.
  • Prepare and serve it.

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