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A form of ImprovisedWeapon whereupon one fills their mouth with liquor, holds up a torch, candle, or if they're really ballsy, match, and spits the alcohol out into it, blasting out a stream of flame.

Possible in RealLife, but only with very high proof alcohol (at least 100 proof[[note]]The concept of "proof" came from the Royal Navy's method to test the purity of their rum, a 100-proof spirit means that gunpowder doused in the spirit will still catch fire and burn[[/note]], or 50% ABV). Anything lower will sputter a bit, if not put out the flame. Beer and wine aren't going to do it; you'll need to use something distilled. You'll need a good strong whiskey[[note]]or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS whisky]], which is how Scotch whisky is spelled, and a lot of the really strong stuff is Scotch[[/note]], some fierce vodka, 151-proof rum, absinthe, moonshine, or while not really what one would consider booze, PGA. That's right, pure grain alcohol -- 100% ethanol. For things that aren't technically booze, there's methanol, industrial alcohol or wood spirit. Do not drink this stuff! (And for methanol and alcohol fuels based on it, ''don't even put it in your mouth for this stunt,'' the tissues of the mouth absorb!) Do not breathe it in! Do not get it on your skin! It is nasty! There is also isopropyl, commonly called rubbing alcohol. It is expensive and definitely not for drinking, but it burns nicely. Obviously, this is a hazardous stunt [[DontTryThisAtHome best left to practiced performers]].

SisterTrope to AerosolFlamethrower. A more distant cousin, with more ToiletHumor but only slightly less realistic, is the idea of harnessing a concentrated source of methane into a weapon of {{Fartillery}}. Another way to use booze as fuel for an impressive fireball is the MolotovCocktail.



[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* In the ''Manga/EatMan'' manga, Bolt Crank has the ability to swallow anything and later eject it through his hand. So once he swallowed some industrial alcohol ("200 Proof"), and...
* Bruce does this in the first episode of ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr'', pretending to be drunk and stumbling into the train car where the titular Sifr is being held, only to unleash this when they trick to kick him out.
* Renkotsu of the Shicinintai uses this trick in ''Manga/InuYasha''.
* After the protagonist of ''Anime/PsychoPass'' sees alcohol being used this way (to trigger a sprinkler system; ItMakesSenseInContext), she is briefly under the impression that this is alcohol's sole purpose (being both extremely naïve and under the legal drinking age).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'': A variation in ''Girls Gone Dead''. Cassie kicks Laura Lochs into a bar which soaks her in high-proof alcohol. Cassie distracts Laura by pointing out she looks like she has just won a wet t-shirt contest (which is a BerserkButton for Laura). While she is distracted, Cassie ignites her by throwing a flaming shot on her.
* Vertigo's ''The Dark and Bloody'' #5 opens with the protagonist using spat moonshine and his lighter to fend off an attacking murder of possessed crows.
* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season 10'': In issue 2, the Scoobies are fighting a pack of stronger vampires, one of whom [[OneToMillionToOne disperses into a swarm of bees]]. Spike takes said swarm down by downing a bottle of booze and spewing it through a lit lighter.

* This is how Horny the Clown is beaten in the SlasherMovie ''Film/DriveThru''; the FinalGirl spits out alcohol she had in her mouth when he shoves lit birthday candles near her face, causing him to catch on fire.
* This is how the Alpha Betas lost their fraternity house in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. One guy playing around with a mouthful of Everclear & a match set the house ablaze, so the Alphas take over the freshman dorms, forcing the nerds out.
* The fire eater from the circus in ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'' does this, using it to light the candles on a birthday cake. It becomes a Chekhov's Skill when he later uses it to light a couple of the Colonel's henchmen on fire.
* In ''Film/TheAssassinationBureau'', Creator/OliverReed sprinkles the cognac from his mouth on a cigar, lighting it up right into the face of an assassin who pointed a gun at him.
* Jolly Roger kills a man this way (using a FingerSnapLighter for the needed flame) in ''Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove''.
* Featured in the spectacular opening of ''Film/SantasSlay'', when Santa sets a woman's hair on fire.
* In ''Film/PitchBlack'', one of the protagonists is caught in the dark with a guttering torch and a bottle of expensive spirits. He takes a big swig and blows a huge fireball, illuminating the ''hundreds'' of dark-loving beasties surrounding him just before the torch goes out and... ''[[TakeOurWordForIt crunch crunch crunch...]]''
* In the live-action film version of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', The Grinch does this to burn down the Whos' Christmas tree after the Mayor pushes his BerserkButton.
* In ''Film/TheRumDiary'', this is done to display the potency of Moberg's moonshine. Kemp later does it to ward off angry Puerto Ricans he stiffed, only to end up setting fire to a cop's mustache.
* Gangster boss Rory Breaker does this in ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''. Take Barfly Jack's quote: "Rory gobs out a mouthful of booze covering fatty; he then flicks a flaming match into his bird's nest and the man's lit up like a leaky gas pipe."
* How Marion Ravenwood defends herself when Nazis invade her bar in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk.''
* In ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', Arpid does this to fend off army ants.
* In the 1990 action film ''The Rookie'', David Ackerman returns to the bar where he took a severe beating to demand information from the bartender. The bartender tells Ackermam to get lost or he'll take another beating, and Ackerman takes a swig of whiskey and responds with this trope before beating the shit out of everyone in the bar.
** ...and then burns the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1PgD5W7AD4 bar down]].
* Creator/JackieChan does this after drinking industrial alcohol during his final fight in ''Film/DrunkenMaster2''.
** Much before, there was a SpiritualSuccessor to the ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie,''Dance of the Drunken Mantis'', starring Siu Tin Yen as Beggar Cho/Sam the Seed, who also performed the trick against Rubber Legs.
* ''Film/TheTournament'': In the strip club, Joshua spits a mouthful of high-proof booze through Miles' lighter as he is lighting his cigar, turning Miles into a ManOnFire.

* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', Nobby Nobbs does this by accident when a SpitTake after a glass of very, very, very strong brandy combines with a lit cigar. He seizes the opportunity to run as fast as he can, though.
* A human warrior once did this in ''Daughter of the Drow'' from the Literature/StarlightAndShadows trilogy (a ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' series) -- not for damage, but to disable an opponent with infravision.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': One of Xena's signature moves. However, [[LighterAndSofter in later season she would only use it against monsters.]]
* In the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," Mac and Charlie show off by doing this with mouthfuls of gasoline. They're not bright, those guys.
* Allen Haff does one for real in an episode of ''Series/AuctionHunters''; he uses some very strong moonshine to pull it off.
* In the ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "The Eye of Osiris", Mac throws alcohol in the face of a man holding a torch, setting the man's hat and shirt on fire.
* ''Series/{{Danger5}}''. Soviet [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Hard Drinking]] ActionGirl Ilsa takes a [[VodkaDrunkenski swig from a bottle]] and squirts it in the face of a fire-breathing lizardman.
* Scottie in ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' destroyed the balloons in the balloon girl myth this way.
* In ''Series/{{Psych}}'' Gus's ex-wife did this as a bar trick.
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' had an unusual example involving a bottle of whiskey chucked into a glass-blower's furnace.
* ''Series/CupcakeWars'' had an unintentional example; the chefs were given absinthe as a potential ingredient, and one decided to pour some in a heated pan. All she got was fire.
* Callen pulls this stunt once on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''. As recommended by the trope description, he uses vodka.
* One clip on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' features someone repeatedly trying this as a party trick. He eventually succeeds--and [[EpicFail sets his hair on fire]].
** Another clip shows a guy who takes a shot of something alcoholic and spews it on someone smoking a cigarette, setting the poor guy's face on fire.

* {{Music/Taiji Sawada}} did this for real in an infamous pseudo PerformanceVideo for early {{Music/X Japan}} (then called X), the "Orgasm at YASHIRO noodle shop" video.
* This is how Gene Simmons of Music/{{Kiss}} does his famous fire-breathing stunt.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The drunken master monk prestige class from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can preform this feat with alcohol that they have already swallowed when they are drunk enough.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has kerosine a.k.a. the firebreather's oil to use this trick either in combat or as a performance on stage. Kerosine isn't safe at all to drink however, resulting in self-inflicted damage if accidentally swallowed on a natural 1 on the d20. The Drunken Master Monk archetype can use a powerful booze-fueled fire breath at 19th level.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' members of the Bottle Street Gang fight this way using whiskey they distill in their brewery. In their areas you can also find bottles lying around in various nooks and crannies that, if thrown, ''explode''. If it's the same stuff in the bottles as in their breath attack, then breathing it out as fire seems a lot safer than actually drinking it.
* Pandaren Brewmasters in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' have both a "throw booze" (slows and inebriates the enemy) and "spit fire" abilities, which can be combined. Later, with the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Monks with the Brewmaster spec start having this ability. Extra damage is done to enemies already soaked in booze by the other Brewmaster attacks as it ignites them for Damage over Time.
* Auron does a variant for Tornado, one of his Overdrives in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. What he does is create a huge whirlwind, then throws his whole bottle of sake into it, and the whole thing bursts into flame. Through friction, maybe?
* In ''VideoGame/{{Sanitarium}}'' the main character is taught how to do this by a carnival fire-eater, which is then used to [[spoiler:fight a PuzzleBoss]].
* Bad Girl uses this method to ignite her baseball bat in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' after losing about half her health.
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'', this is one of [[DrunkenMaster Bo' Rai Cho's]] [[FinishingMove fatalities]].
* Maeda Toshie of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has this as his LimitBreak. He can also spit out fireballs or a giant inferno as well.
* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', [[AxCrazy Bad Girl]] uses this to set her [[WeaponOfChoice baseball bat]] on fire when she TurnsRed.
* [[SpacePirate Captain Slag]] uses this as an attack in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''.
* Chin Gentsai of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' also does this for his LimitBreak.
* General Brigan, a massive berserker Viking warrior of ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' uses this as one of his attacks during his boss fights.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Suika Ibuki, who does this in the fighting games.
* It's not explicit in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons'' for the arcade, but this is probably how the drunken bartender breathes fire.
* This is one of the Kato's combat techniques in ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher 2''; it was [[DummiedOut made unlearnable]] for player monsters in the translation.
* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/DragonNest'', there are enemies called Pirate Gnoll Bladesmen that do this as an ultimate attack.
* In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2NTranced'', one of the tribesman enemies in the volcanic island levels attacks this way.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Happens at the end of the Rambo episode of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Bender of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a habit of belching fire after drinking. Mind, he is a robot powered by internal combustion.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Pictured above, [[ShowWithinAShow Monsignor]] Martinez does this with communion wine. As pointed out in the page description, this should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, [[RuleOfCool but oh well.]]
** Cotton does this with sake in one of his war stories. Sake should also not be strong enough, as its alcohol content is only about 5% stronger than wine.
* In a ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', an enraged Lois does this to WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman.
* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' after the titular character eats a lit cigar to look tough, and tries to wash it down with "cactus juice" (tequila?)
* Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' did this, only she just used a lighter and her alcohol-soaked breath. She tells Bob that she's good for welding, but she's too drunk to drive.
* In a typical shoot-out with the Russian KGB in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Lana and Archer only have blanks in their guns so have to make these.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://darwinawards.com/personal/personal2005-14.html Attempted]] by a guy who wanted to show off at an [=SCA=] event. Of course, he'd never done this trick before and was underage to get alcohol so used Coleman stove fuel instead, which is why that link leads you to the Website/DarwinAwards site. (He survived.)