No doubt Bob Marley had that intangible factor that few artists ever have. Like other music luminaries Jimi Hendrix and Tupac Shakur, who also died young, Marley’s words and music seemed to cross boundaries and reach people right where they were at. In honor of the undisputed king of reggae music, today we’re making Flaming Bob Marley Shots!
- ½ oz grenadine
- ½ oz banana liqueur
- ¼ oz creme de menthe
- ½ oz overproof rum
In a 2 oz shot glass, pour the bottom layer of grenadine. For the middle layer, pour the banana liqueur over the back of a bar spoon to build your second layer. For the top layer, mix together ¼ oz each of creme de menthe and rum. If you try to pour straight creme de menthe on top of your shot, the creme de menthe will fall to the middle, below the yellow layer. Mixing the overproof rum with the creme de menthe will alter the specific gravity, allowing it to float on top of the middle layer. Pour the cremem de menthe and rum mixture on top, leaving a little room for the rum. Layer the last ¼ oz of overproof rum on top. Carefully light the top layer to make your Bob Marley Shot a flaming drink. Blow out the flame and shoot your drink, or leave it aflame and quickly drink the entire shot through a straw, until the flame is extinguished.
Always exercise caution with flaming drinks, especially with overproof rum. The rum is extremely flammable. Repeat the process of building shots and drinking them until you feel the Rastaman vibrations!