The Flaming Goat is a fiery and flavorful cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. This unique drink combines the smokiness of mezcal with the sweetness of pineapple juice and the heat of jalapeno for a one-of-a-kind taste experience. The name "Flaming Goat" comes from the flaming jalapeno garnish that adds an extra element of drama and excitement to the drink.
To make a Flaming Goat cocktail, start by muddling a slice of jalapeno in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. This step is essential for releasing the spicy flavors of the jalapeno. Next, add 2 ounces of mezcal and 1 ounce of pineapple juice to the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously to combine the ingredients and chill the drink.
Once the cocktail is thoroughly mixed, strain it into a chilled cocktail glass. To create the flaming garnish, carefully slice a jalapeno in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Light one half of the jalapeno on fire using a kitchen torch or lighter. Place the flaming jalapeno half on top of the cocktail as a garnish.
The Flaming Goat is best enjoyed slowly, allowing the flavors to meld together. The initial sip of this cocktail will be spicy and smoky, with the mezcal taking center stage. As you continue to sip, the sweetness of the pineapple juice will come through, balancing out the heat from the jalapeno. The flaming garnish adds an exciting visual element to the drink and enhances the overall experience.
Next time you're looking to impress your guests with a unique and exciting cocktail, give the Flaming Goat a try. This fiery drink is sure to leave a lasting impression and will have your guests asking for the recipe.