Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail

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Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail - The Foodie Affair

These little parfait glasses are perfect for a layered shot.

This Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail is festive and fun drink to add to patriotic themed event like Memorial Day or Fourth of July gatherings.

I had lots of fun experimenting with the layers as some of you saw on The Foodie Affair’s Facebook page.  I started out using a large glass, then as the testing and experimenting moved along, I decided to go shooter style. Aren’t these just ADORABLE??!!  These can be made with or without alcohol depending on what kind of mood you are in, and who you’re sharing with.

Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail

Add ice to help the layers ease on top of each other

Let me give you the basics. First, add ice. It helps to slow the liquid down when poured into the glass, easing it in place. You don’t want to create a splash. The first layer is the simplest, since it goes right to the bottom like you want it to.

Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail

Now comes the trickier part, the second layer. Here’s the important part that you need to know, add the liquid with the highest  sugar content first. The next layer should have less sugar in it so that it floats on top of the heavier liquid. To ease the second layer into the glass, place a spoon upside down over the glass and slowly pour the liquid on the spoon letting it drizzle on the ice and on top of the first layer. Take your time and don’t rush the pouring part, otherwise you’ll mix the colors, and just in case you forgot, red and blue turns purple 😉

The layered combinations can be endless, and as long as you stay with the sugar ratio rule your results will be successful!

Go test out different liquids and create your own festive beverage!  To learn more about how this layering works read this.

Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail

Top with whipped cream and a little sprinkle or too for a festive touch

I didn’t measure out anything, just eyeballed how I thought I wanted the red, blue and white to look.

Red, White & Blue Shooter Recipe
 
A fun layered festive drink with or without alcohol. The trick in layering is to have the the liquid with the most sugar contend on the bottom.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Ingredients
  • 100% pomegranate juice (like POM)
  • Club soda (add blue food coloring)
  • Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Add a cube of ice to the shot glass.
  2. Pour pomegranate juice in the glass, about ⅓ full
  3. Hold a spoon upsides down over the ice and slowly let the club soda drizzle over the first layer of juice leaving enough room to add the vodka. Top with whipped cream and add sprinkles.

Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail

These can me made with or without alcohol.

Grenadine will also work well as a first layer (click here for homemade recipe – use sugar), and blue gatorade as a second layer. Also, I’ve read that diet sprite or 7-up (not regular because it has too much sugar) works well as a second layer, and since it’s clear, it’s easy to create a different color by adding a few drops of food coloring.

Have  a safe Fourth of July holiday!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Sandra

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12 Comments on Red White and Blue Layered Shot Cocktail

  1. avatar
    July 4, 2013

    These are adorable and patriotic! Vodka’s patriotic, right! Happy 4th to you.

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      Sandra says:
      July 7, 2013

      Thanks 🙂 Ummm, I’m not sure about vodka being patriotic though…haha!

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    July 4, 2013

    Happy 4th of July to you. I think you have a lot of patience as I bet my drink would end up purple but still taste lovely. Take Care, BAM

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      Sandra says:
      July 7, 2013

      You do have to have a steady hand for a quick second, but purple tastes good too 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!

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    CCU says:
    July 4, 2013

    This is such a patriotic delicious drink, Happy 4th of July to you 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Amy Tong says:
    July 6, 2013

    Oh…this is so cute and so festive. I wish I’ve seem them before the 4th! 😛 But oh well, I can still enjoy this anytime. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sandra says:
      July 7, 2013

      Thank you, Amy!! Red, White and Blue is definitely good for any time of year. I’m going to be thinking of some other combinations as well…stay tuned 🙂

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    May 20, 2014

    G’day! I love seeing red, white and blue anything Sandra!
    Looks fun and great!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    August 4, 2014

    I love this! And I seriously want to try this Pineapple Whipped Cream vodka! I’m so glad you explained how to do this. I had no idea the higher sugar content needed to go at the bottom.

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      August 5, 2014

      It was fun to test out different liquids. This would be a fun kid experiment too (minus the alcohol ;0) )

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