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TIP OF THE DAY: Rainbow Shots

Here’s a fun way to welcome the New Year. These Rainbow Shots were the winner of this year’s DeKuyper Bartender Challenge.

The winning recipe was submitted by mixologist Carolyn Connelly of Noblesville, Indiana.

Carolyn took inspiration from the Pousse-Café (pronounced POOSE-caff-fay), an after-dinner drink composed of several layers of different colored liqueurs that sit on top of each other in a clear glass. The name means “pushes coffee,” or coffee chaser, in French. The term first appeared in 1880. (If you’d rather make a Pousse-Café, here’s a video showing how.)

Because different liqueurs (and other liquids) have different densities, they can be made to sit atop each other in discrete layers, when poured in order of the densest to lightest. The result is a fun drink that delights the eye, rather than a strategic layering of flavors.

But instead of layering the different liquids in a single drinking glass, Carolyn made the drink in a mixing glass, and then poured the different colors out layer by layer (almost like a magic show). The densities of the liquids allow the different colors to pour out one at a time. Try it!

RECIPE: DeKUYPER RAINBOW SHOTS

Ingredients Per Set Of Shots

  • 1 part Blue Curaçao liqueur
  • 1-1/4 parts fruit-flavored vodka (Carolyn used Pinnacle Tropical Punch)
  • 5 parts fresh orange juice
  • 1 part grenadine syrup
  • 6 shot glasses
  • Mixing glass and ice
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    These separate shots were made in one mixing glass. The colors form separate layers. Photo courtesy DeKuyper.

     
    Preparation

    1. POUR the grenadine syrup into a mixing glass over ice.

    2. ADD additional ice and layer in the orange juice by pouring it gently over a bar spoon into the mixing glass.

    3. LAYER in the in the vodka and add more ice.

    4. TOP with Blue Curaçao and pour into six shot glasses arranged in a single row.

     

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    The ingredients used to make Rainbow Shots. Photo courtesy DeKuyper.
      ABOUT DE KUYPER

    DeKuyper is the top-selling line of domestic cordials, with nearly 60 mixable and versatile flavors of cordials, liqueurs, crèmes, brandies and schnapps.

    Some DeKuyper flavors have inspired the creation of what are now famous cocktails. For example, in the mid-1980s DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps inspired the creation of the Fuzzy Navel. In the mid-1990s, DeKuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps inspired the creation of the Appletini.

    DeKuyper was founded in Holland in 1695 by Johannes DeKuyper & Son. Today the company is a subsidiary of Beam Suntory Inc.

    For recipes and more information on the DeKuyper Cordials and Liqueurs, visit DeKuyperUSA.com.

     

    CORDIALS, LIQUEURS, SCHNAPPS: THE DIFFERENCE

  • Cordial, in the U.S., refers to a sweet, syrupy, fruit-flavored alcoholic beverage. It is often used as a synonym for “liqueur.” In the U.K., however, cordial is a non-alcoholic, sweet, syrupy drink. An example: Rose’s Lime Cordial, which originated in the U.K., is called Rose’s Lime Juice in the U.S. because American consumers think of “cordial” as alcoholic.
  • Eau de vie is a French term for an unsweetened fruit brandy, similar to Schnapps. It has come to be used to mean an unsweetened liqueur as well, probably because of the similarity of taste and texture.
  • Liqueur is fruit steeped in an alcohol that has already been fermented and distilled.
  • Schnapps is a generic German term for all white (clear) brandies distilled from fermented fruits. True Schnapps has no sugar added. However, the major American commercial brands are all heavily sweetened to cater to American palates. [Source]
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    Plus:

  • Cream liqueur is a liqueur that includes dairy cream. The high amount of alcohol enables the cream to be shelf stable (i.e., no refrigeration is required). An example is Baileys Irish Cream liqueur.
  • Crème liqueur does not have any dairy product, but has a creamy texture. Examples include crème de cacao (chocolate liqueur), crème de cassis (black currant liqueur), crème de menthe (mint liqueur) and crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur).
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