One of the city’s oldest tiki bars—established in 2002, the Technicolor bar well predates NYC’s current tiki revival—Otto’s is a haven of kitsch, with fruity drinks like the Shrunken Skirt and Suffering Bastard packing a boozy hit. Head there in a group and order the Volcano Blast, a rum-soaked punch that serves four to eight drinkers and is served in a ceramic bowl with a flaming shot at the center.
The wide world of booze includes some of the best cocktails, which make it easy to celebrate any occasion, matching a classic drink with a formal fete or the best margaritas with a hot summer night. But on nights when you and your friends really want to let loose, what could be more fun than a literal firecracker of a cocktail, one that’s been set aflame? From slushy drinks at tiki bars to margaritas on the Upper East Side, these are the best flaming cocktails in NYC.
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