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layered cocktail recipe

layered cocktail recipe

Made primarily for visual enjoyment rather than taste, layered cocktails are usually sipped. Handle them carefully to avoid mixing of the layers. However, once mixed, this drink looks and tastes like a grape popsicle and is generally drunk quickly. 

A layered, or stacked drink in which the slightly different densities of various liqueurs are used to create an array of colored layers. It is very easy to learn and anyone can do it, all you need is some practice and a few tips to get started. The specific gravity of the liquid ingredients increases from top to bottom. Liqueurs with the most dissolved sugar and the least alcohol are heaviest and densest are put at the bottom. Fruit juices and cream liquors work best on the bottom. Those with the least water and most alcohol are floated on top. The layers must be poured very gently to avoid mixing. The trick to safely keeping the layers separate is to pour the layers over the back of a spoon. This works because the spoon slows down the pour and disperses the top liquid, preventing the two from mixing together. Chilling all of your ingredients and using a chilled glass helps.

Bomb Pop Spritz: Red, White & Blue layered cocktail

Ingredients: 1 oz premade or store bought blue curaçao flavored syrup , 3 oz lemonade, 3 oz Good Clean Spumante, 1 oz cranberry juice 

Directions: Pour blue curaçao into glass first, Fill glass with ice, Combine lemonade and Good Clean Spumante in a shaker and shake and slowly pour this mix into the glass over the back side of a spoon. If your layers seem to be mixing together, give them a minute. They will settle and your layers should become more defined. Slowly pour cranberry juice into the glass over the back side of a spoon

Garnish with flags and pair with fireworks. 

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