merry alex

since February 2014


How to Flame an Orange Zest 16 Feb 2014
6:34 am

The first day I tried to flame something in a bar, a stern senior bartender with a moustache gave me a thorough talking to. He expounded upon the evils of lighters, chemicals and butane. Ever since then I have wondered…. was he right?
I’ve heard everyone swear by different things.

Is it okay to use lighters for igniting alcohol or flaming? Do the chemicals really permeate the drink?
(Is it a matter of degree, acceptable for some bold drinks but not others?)

Do blow torches have similar effects?

Sincerely, a confused rookie.