Layering Technique

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Cocktail layering is a bartending technique used to create layered drinks. Cocktails that use this technique are often visually stunning, and can be made with multiple spirits and liqueurs.

To layer a cocktail, you will need to float one spirit or liqueur on top of another. This can be done by gently pouring the first liquid over the back of a spoon, so that it floats on top of the second liquid.

layered cocktail layering technique

Cocktails that use the layering technique include the classic Pousse Café, as well as more modern drinks like the Rainbow Shot and the Galaxy Cocktail.

For example, to make a Galaxy Cocktail, you will need to layer the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 1/2 ounce Midori melon liqueur

Start by pouring the blue curaçao into a shot glass. Then, carefully pour the vodka over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top of the blue curaçao. Next, do the same with the grenadine and Midori melon liqueur.

The Galaxy Cocktail is a beautiful layered drink that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are making it for a party or just for yourself, this cocktail is sure to impress.

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