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Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Cocktail


Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire is a delicious holiday cocktail drink with Torani Marron Syrup, brandy and eggnog. This exciting holiday drink is finished off with a whimsical flame. 

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Cocktail

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Take Your Holiday Celebration to the Next Level with Torani

The best way to decorate for the holidays is with a fire roaring in the fireplace, music in the background, a Santa hat on your head, cookies fresh from the oven, and a special holiday drink in your hand.

A fireplace mantle with a plate of cookies, holiday drink, and a tray with bowl of chestnuts, Torani syrup, pitcher of eggnog, and a lit Christmas candle

I am taking my holiday drinks to the next level by adding Torani flavored syrups. Creating amazing holiday cocktail recipes has never been so effortless. Take one of your favorite drinks, coffees, hot cocoas or lattes and just add a spoonful of Torani syrup to transform your beverage and make it your own. 

With all the special flavors that Torani offers, you do not want to miss out on the endless possibilities. Get your favorite flavors online at torani.com today! 

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Cocktail Ingredients

To make this holiday drink recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe below for exact amounts):

  • Torani Marron Syrup: This syrup has a sweet chestnut flavor. It is made with real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar and natural flavors.
  • Brandy: I prefer brandy for my spiked eggnog, but you can also use bourbon or rum.
  • Eggnog: I usually splurge and get the good stuff. Price point definitely makes a difference in the eggnog world.
  • High proof grain alcohol: This is needed if you want to light your drink on fire (totally optional!). Grain alcohol is preferable because it doesn’t have a distinct taste and will not overtake any of the flavors of the drink. I used a 151 proof neutral spirit (aka moonshine), which you can get at your local liquor store.

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Cocktail

How to Make this Flaming Holiday Cocktail

  1. Mix the drink. Add the eggnog, brandy, and Torani syrup to a rocks glass and stir. 
  2. Add high proof alcohol to top of drink. Using a bar spoon, slowly add the high proof alcohol over the back of the bar spoon against the side of the glass. You should be able to see the alcohol coating the top of the drink. About half an ounce to an ounce is all you need, but more is okay. 
  3. Light a cocktail on fire! Maintaining some distance for safety, take a long lighter and light the drink! 

Turn out the lights, take a picture or video as proof of how awesome you are, and put out the flame before you enjoy your libation. 

A cocktail lit on fire

Note: If you plan on garnishing your drink and lighting the drink on fire, use metal cocktail picks instead of wood (because, you know, wood burns).

Can I Make This Drink Without Fire?

Absolutely! No need to show off your pyro skills to enjoy this delicious drink. Try a sugar rimmed glass instead. You need 2 shallow plates or bowls, one with water and one with sugar crystals. Dip the glass in the water until the rim is wet. Then dip and turn the glass in the sugar until the glass is fully coated. Pour your drink and enjoy!

A fireplace mantle with a plate of cookies, holiday drink, and a tray with bowl of chestnuts, Torani syrup, and pitcher of eggnog

Lighting a Cocktail On Fire is Exciting!

But also potentially dangerous. Always extinguish the flame before drinking the cocktail. Usually a quick blow will make the flame go out. If you are having trouble extinguishing the flame, do not blow harder. An easy way to make the flame go out is to cover the glass with a shaker tin. Blowing too hard could potentially blow the flaming alcohol out of the glass.  

Also, do not let the fire burn for too long. You do not want your glass to get too hot. Once you light the alcohol on fire, ooh and aah for a second, snap a quick pic, and extinguish the flame. 

Holiday Cocktail Recipe

What Holiday Cocktail Will You Make with Torani?

This recipe will have you singing “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose” all night long! Maybe you want to try a Peppermint Hot Chocolate with peppermint syrup, or a Toasted Almond Martini with almond roca syrup. Let me know in the comments what amazing drink you have come up with! 

Decorating a fireplace mantle with string of white lights

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Cocktail

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Cocktail

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire is a delicious holiday cocktail drink with Torani Marron Syrup, brandy and eggnog. This exciting holiday drink is finished off with a whimsical flame.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces eggnog
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce Torani Marron Syrup
  • 1 ounce high proof grain alcohol (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the eggnog, brandy, and chestnut syrup to a rocks glass and stir. 
  2. Using a bar spoon, slowly add the high proof alcohol over the back of the bar spoon against the side of the glass. You should be able to see the alcohol coating the top of the drink.
  3. Maintaining some distance for safety, take a long lighter and light the drink! 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 9g

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Rene Chadwick

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Any holiday drink suggestions without alcohol?

Emily Enchanted

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

@Rene Chadwick, you can totally make this without the brandy! Or try the Torani Marron syrup in hot chocolate. :)

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