Posted on 16 March 2009 by Mădălina
I promised a St.Patty’s Day drink, and I delivered. Here is a Bailey’s Irish flag layered shot that is quite impressive. It requires a little bit of patience and a steady hand, and if you have those two qualities, you’ll be making these in no time.
This drink requires a technique called ‘floating’ or layering, in which you delicately pour one alcoholic beverage over another.
St. Pattys Layered Shot
- 1 Part Crème de Menthe
- 1 Part Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1 Part Grand Marnier (I used Whisky!!)
- Shot glass
- Pour 1/3 Crème de Menthe
- Float 1/3 Bailey’s Irish Cream
- Float 1/3 Grand Marnier
Sounds easy right? Floating does take a bit of practice, and the first few times I tried, I screwed up (see below). In order for floating to work, you need to layer the spirits in order of densities. The heaviest drink will sink, and lighter ones will float on top creating the layered effect.
Make sure you add the ingredients in the right order; if you don’t, the heavier spirit will sink down mixing the layers together.
Press a teaspoon against the edge of the shot glass, and gently pour in a downward momentum so it doesn’t break through the layers. Once you get the hang of layering the drinks, you can make your own shot recipes. Just remember to follow the density rule
Have a great St. Patty’s & Slainte! (Cheers in Gaelic)