Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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This wicked concoction of tequila (Don Julio, Blanco) and Kalua, doused with Anised and lit aflame, shares the Mayan paradox of being brutal and beautiful, in equal proportions. While our core group was joined by a particularly attractive pair of California girls, we order a round out of curiosity. Along with the drinks we are handed a set of straws with which to drink. Be forewarned, the fire is not ornamental: getting the straw to the liquid to enable drinking requires speed and commitment. A moment's hesitation spells disaster for the straw, though the drink continues its inexorable burning. The Mayan flame can only be extinguished by sucking the drink up just as the straw is stabbed in, flame coursing through the straw as through the fearsome veins of Ppiz Hiu Tec, god of war. We make our moves and one by one, the fiery drinks are consumed.

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