Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stars and Stripes - Red, White and Blue Layered Shot

Happy Thursday Slow Roasters!  It has been a fabulous summer so far.  Sadly it is coming to a close and many of us will be hosting our last summer party this weekend.  We really need to blow it out and go out with a bang. With Labor Day just around the corner, it seems a patriotic inspired cocktail is in order.

This one is an incredibly striking drink with layers of red, white and blue.  Imagine the peachy flavor of warm sunshine on a summer day, brightened by the bitter orange of the blue curacao and sweetened by the grenadine.  It's like electric candy in a shot glass. 

The layers separate perfectly like magic.  But, no magic trick required.  Pour your grenadine into your cocktail glass first.  Gently pour your blue curacao into the glass and then pour the peach schnapps gently on top.

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Cocktail Tip:  To really get the most out of these cocktails, chill your ingredients before pouring.

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Stars and Stripes - Red, White and Blue Layered Shot
1 part Grenadine
1 part Peach Schnapps
1 part Blue Curacao

Simply pour each part slowly into a shot glass in order:  red, blue and white.  Serve and enjoy!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted


  1. The drink is magic! How interesting and it sounds wonderful. And there you go showing me the BBQ again - it's haunting me! It all looks amazing. Have a happy long weekend Donna!

  2. I MUST make this for our annual 4th of July party! Everyone walks home so I don't mind serving a LOT of them!!!! Have a fabulous holiday weekend, Donna!

  3. Fun, fun, fun!! Love this soo much! Here's a tip I learned for pouring the layers, if you pour each one over the back of a spoon, it will gently layer! This is great for the long weekend!!

  4. Dawn here from Spatulas On Parade, thanks for linking up with our Foodie Friends Friday link party.

  5. That is an amazing photo, I bow to your husband's photo skills.

    Blue curacao reminds me of a drink from my teenage years...errr, I mean, my "only after I turned 21" years. Blue whales - 1 bottle of blue curacao, 1 bottle grain alcohol, 2 gallons lemonade, and a buttload of sliced oranges.

  6. I have a non alcoholic striped drink on my blog...but I wish I had all the ingredients for this one because I'd love to try it! Great post! =D


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