June 30, 2012

Red, White and Blue Layered Drink

I've seen a lot of Pinterest activity lately in regard to this 4th of July drink and I really enjoyed it today with the current scorching hot temps.  The non-alcoholic version is great, but I think a version with blue curacao would also be lovely.

It took me a few attempts before I finally got the layered look. My husband, the scientist, watched me fail and then boasted that he does sugar gradients in the lab all the time, so he'd show me how it was done.

I laughed pretty hard when he made a purple drink just like I had done.  After looking at two different sources, I found a couple tricks that work well.  First, it helps to pour slowly, and second each layer should be poured directly onto ice.

The sugar content of each layer is critical.  Don't forget to pour the beverage with the highest sugar content first, and then end with a sugar-free drink.

1 comment:

  1. Everything is better with curacao. :) I've been looking at that drink on Pinterest and wondering how hard it would be, though. I'm impressed.