Science, Tech, Math › Science Glowing and Flaming Cocktails Easy and Safe Exotic Drinks Share Flipboard Email Print These drinks flame and glow in the dark. The fire is from igniting 151 rum on the surface of the drink. The glow comes from safe fluorescent chemicals in the cocktails. Anne Helmenstine Science Chemistry Projects & Experiments Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated March 08, 2017 These drink recipes are for easy glowing and flaming cocktails. The cocktails get their effect from safe chemicals found in ingredients you'll find in your kitchen or bar. Glowing Cocktails Glowing cocktails safe glowing ice drinks glow under a black light tonic water (containing quinine) - bright blueenergy drinks containing B vitamins - bright fluorescent yellow or sometimes greencrushed B vitamins - yellow glowchlorophyll - deep blood red glow tonic water with an energy drink Colored Flames yellow flame Lite salt potassium chloride subtle violet color in copper cups Flaming Cocktails See a video of the flaming and glowing cocktails.