Flaming beverages include cocktails and other mixed drinks that contain a small amount of flammable high-proof alcohol, which is ignited prior to consumption. The flames are decorative and do not change the flavor of the drinks noticeably; however, with some drinks, such as Absinthe, a sugar cubed may be briefly soaked in the glass and then taken out and set on fire, usually on top of a spoon with holes in it to allow the sugar to melt and drip into the beverage, thereby adding a sweet flavour. Flaming cocktails are more spectacular in dimly lit surroundings where the flames are more visible. Drinkers should be aware that the drinkware may remain quite hot for a while after the flames are extinguished, which could result in burns.
List of flaming beverages 
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