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The Goblet of Fire cocktail. Inspired by the Harry Potter series, this bubbly, firey, ruby red drink is a mix of smashed blackberries, rum, bitters, sweet honey, and spices. A little spiced rum on top lights the drink up with spooky flames, adding such an element of fun. This incredibly simple cocktail is nothing short of delicious. It’s the perfect moody drink to serve up this Halloween…or anytime you’re in need of a good Harry Potter cocktail.

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If you’ve read the Harry Potter series, or seen the movies, you know that the “Goblet of Fire” is a goblet for the tri wizard cup that students throw their names into to be selected to compete. The firey flames blazing from the goblet are what inspired this cocktail – if you didn’t already guess that.


I’ve wanted to create a cocktail called the Goblet of Fire for years. Finally, this is the year!

I knew I wanted to create a drink that was deep and rich in color, spiced, and of course delicious. I also knew it needed to be perfectly seasonal, warming, and…able to be lit on fire. Yes, it needed that extra special touch!

The Goblet of Fire Cocktail |

Here are the details

Basically, this drink is an old fashioned made with rum and smashed blackberries. You could use bourbon, but I think the rum makes it extra special.

It’s really very simple. Smash the blackberries up with the golden rum, bitters, and a small drizzle of honey to sweeten. You can also add a touch of rosemary if you’d like. Then shake, shake, and strain the drink into a fun goblet-style glass or wine glass.

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What makes the drink light on fire?

Rum that’s labeled 151 proof or higher. The rum needs to have a pretty high alcohol content to really get a nice flame.

The key is to just top the drink so it’s not overpowering but will still do the trick. You’ll want to use 151 proof rum. Low alcohol rum will work too, but the flame will be less visible. The rum I used was spiced, which fits really nicely with the rest of the ingredients in this drink.

If you’d like to create sparks, simply sprinkle a lit bit of cinnamon, which is obviously so much fun.

Then blow the fire out and add an ice cube to chill the drink back down.

Obviously, the fire is just for fun. But it makes the drink spookily pretty and so good. Sweet, with a warming spicy kick that’s perfect for fall!

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Looking for other Harry Potter Cocktails? Here are my favorites: 

The Half Blood Prince Cocktail

The Golden Snitch Cocktail

The Deathly Hallows Cocktail

The Hermione Granger Cocktail

Death Eater Negroni

Lastly, if you make The Goblet of Fire, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

The Goblet of Fire

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 262064 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 6 blackberries
  • 2 ounces gold rum (bourbon works too)
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (optional)
  • splash of 151 proof rum (mine was spiced)


  • 1. Combine the blackberries, rum, bitters, honey, and rosemary in a cocktail shaker. Muddle, squishing the berries to release the juices. Add ice and shake to combine.
    2. Strain into a goblet or wine glass. Top with a splash of 151 proof spiced rum. Then using a lighter, light the drink on fire. You can sprinkle with cinnamon to ignite sparks.
    3. Blow the flame out, then add a cube of ice to chill. Drink!
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  1. 5 stars
    So I didnt have high expectations seeing this on a food blog, but it actually makes a fantastic drink. I made a bunch of these for a Goblet of Fire movie night and they were fantastic (not easy to make 6 of them in a hurry though). But this has got to be one of the better cocktails I’ve made.

    I used frozen blackberries, which are not very sweet, but used 1/2 ounce honey syrup (half honey, half water, easier to measure and pour).
    I think the flame and cinnamon is a must, somehow it really adds to the drink and gives it some extra warmth.

    I tried putting some ice in the drinks beforehand because they sat low in the glasses and they do get hot if you let them, but this prevented them from lighting. I think this drink is best “up” without ice.

    I used Plantation 5, Angostura bitters, and Lemonhart 151 (which is very delicious).

    Honestly will probably keep this as a personal favorite cocktail.

  2. 3 stars
    The trick with getting it to light is to carefully float the 151 on top of the rest of the drink. Liquor has to be over 100 proof to burn, so if the 151 mixes into the rest of the drink too much, it won’t light. I also wouldn’t add the honey until after you’ve strained out the berries, or it will tend to clog your strainer. The ground cinnamon in the flames is a cool effect, but it does invite you to add way too much cinnamon, so apply judiciously.

    Also, if you find that the drink has mixed too much to ignite, you can get it flammable again with a zap in the microwave. Warming the drink will make the alcohol start to evaporate off, and the fumes will be flammable again. This will even work with 80 proof alcohol too. You will definitely need ice after doing so though if you want the drink cold.

  3. Dang, mine didn’t light either! Even after putting in about 2 oz of 151. Anybody have any tips? I just used Cruzan 151. Maybe the brand matters? But you would think all 151’s are created equal…

    1. Hey Mickayla,
      So sorry to hear this! The 151 should definitely light regardless of brand. Was there anything you did differently? xTieghan

  4. Our 151 proof bourbon didn’t light! Boo boo. It did when we put a TON in but then it was way too strong to drink!

  5. 5 stars
    I added star sprinkles since your picture has star sprinkles and it’s SO CUTE! Basically confirmed I’m going to give into my splurge for the cute cocktail glasses I found online so I can do a Harry Potter cocktail series. ? FWIW: I’d also love to see a TikTok of this ?

    More Harry Potter x Half Baked Harvest recipes PLEASE! I’d love to see your spin on some of the food too!

    1. What gold stars? I see them too, but they have to be edible since they’re in the drink Lol. Not sure I’ve seen anything like this before…

  6. Holy Harry Potter! We are planning a Harry Potter Halloween party and are watching all the movies over again for inspiration (I’m going to be Dolores Umbridge). We just watched The Goblet of Fire last night—and then I came here first thing this AM to figure out which cocktail I want to serve and see this! Karma! While I still haven’t decided, I’ll report back!

    1. Oh those goblets are so perfect for my hubby’s new bar. Can you please let us know where they are from??