Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail Recipe

Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail Recipe

And again a year comes to an end and a new one begins. My New Year’s Eve cocktail this time is the Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail. A tasty little fireworks display in a cocktail glass with flaming lime shell.


  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Campari
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 mint leaves
  • flaming lime shell


  1. Add the mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup into a Collins glass and press gently with a muddler.
  2. Add Scotch Whiskey and fill with crushed ice.
  3. Float Campari on top and fill with more crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with a flaming lime shell.


So you make a flaming lime shell: Squeeze out the juice of half a lime. Place lime shell at top of prepared cocktail and place 1 sugar cube inside. Pour overproof rum over sugar cube  and carefully light on fire. Extinguish before drinking.


  1. Whiskey | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Campari | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*