Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Scotch Cocktails

Set the New Year on Fire

Set the New Year on Fire cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This New Year's Eve-inspired libation by bartender Yael Vengroff comes with all the pyrotechnics.


  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces Bowmore 12-year-old single-malt scotch
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • Garnish: flaming lime shell*


  1. Add lime juice, syrup and mint leaves to a Collins glass and press gently with a muddler.

  2. Add scotch and fill with crushed ice.

  3. Float Campari on top and fill with more crushed ice.

  4. Garnish with a flaming lime shell*.

*Flaming lime shell: Squeeze juice from half a lime, reserving juice for another use. Place lime shell atop prepared cocktail and place 1 sugar cube inside. Douse sugar cube with 151-proof rum and carefully light on fire. Extinguish before drinking.