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Red White and Blue Shooter Recipe

Red White & Blue Cocktail Density Column

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This flaming red, white and blue shooter doubles as an example of a density column.

This flaming red, white and blue shooter is a festive drink that doubles as an example of a density column.

Anne Helmenstine
Here's a recipe for a density column that's a layered cocktail. It's perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day or pretty much any holiday with a red, white and blue theme.

Red White and Blue Shooter Ingredients
  • Bottom Red Layer: Chambord or Framboise (or Grenadine)
  • Middle White Layer: Half and Half
  • Top Blue Layer: Blue Curacao (or you could dye vodka or rum with blue food coloring)
You may also want to add a float of Goldschlager to get a golden gilttery firework effect.

Layer the Red White & Blue Shooter
  1. Fill a shot glass about a third of the way full of the red drink.

  2. Place a spoon, back side up, just above the top of the red liquid. Slowly pour the half-and-half over the back of the spoon. This will layer it over the red with minimal mixing.

  3. Use a clean spoon to repeat the process to layer the blue liquid over the white.
Add some Goldschlager if you wish. I (of course) would also set this drink on fire, but that's just me. Enjoy your alcoholic density column!

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