It’s week 4 of the summer cocktail series. If this is your first week, be sure to check out the previous weeks below, there are some tasty drink recipes to try. This week I made a patriotic red white and blue layered cocktail that is perfect for the Fourth of July. Watch and learn how to make this pretty drink that will wow your guests. It tastes pretty good too!
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After a little trial and error and some research I found the key to making a layered cocktail. The liquid with the highest sugar content needs to be at the bottom of the drink, then layered in order of their sugar content. There is also a trick to gently pouring each layer so they stay separate.
Watch the video and learn how to make a red white and blue layered cocktail
Start with grenadine at the bottom, then fill the glass with ice. This has the highest sugar content and will sink to the bottom of any drink. By adding it first you are able to get a distinct layer between the red and white.
Next, shake lemonade and vodka in a shaker like this one to make the white layer. The key to getting the white layer to sit on top of the red layer is to gently pour the mixture over the back of a spoon. This layer is a little yellow from the lemonade but it looks more white when you add the blue on top.
Use the same spoon pouring technique to add blue curacao for the final layer. It’s helpful to use a measuring cup with a spout instead of a shot glass. Some of the blue will mix with this white, but you will get a nice defined layer that will last a little while.
The layers last just long enough to show off your mixology skills, then they blend together to create a delicious drink.
This red white and blue layered cocktail is a nice mix of sweet and tart and will look amazing at your summer party.
- 1 oz grenadine
- 3 oz lemonade
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz blue curacao
- Add grenadine to a glass then fill with ice
- In a shaker, shake lemonade and vodka then gently pour the mixture over the back of a spoon into the glass creating the white layer of the drink.
- Cascade blue curacao over the back of a spoon to make the final blue layer.
This technique takes practice, you may have some that blend together at first. They still taste great! Keep working on gently pouring over the back of a spoon and soon your drinks will turn out perfectly layered.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g
If you want to try a few other summer cocktails take a look at these creations
Red, White and Blue Layered Cocktail from Creative Ramblings • Pina Colada Shots from Weekend Craft • Blueberry Lemonade with Vodka from A Turtle’s Life for Me • Boozy Orange Creamsicle Floats from Happy Go Lucky • Coconut White Russian from Daily DIY Life • Frozen Mojito from Create & Babble • Mango Bellini from Family Around the Table Frozen Citrus Berry Rum Cocktail
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