Libations

Layers Of Flavor

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm

pour the liquor slowly (always slowly!) over the back of a spoon, touching the side of the glass. This (hopefully) allows the liquor to trickle into the drink without too much downward disturbance, and settle nicely upon the top of the drink.

Here is a step-by-step for layering using the spoon method:

  1. Consult the density chart for relative densities of your ingredients.
  2. Add your most dense ingredient first.
  3. Place a teaspoon upside down into the glass, up against the edge of the glass and close to the surface of the drink.
  4. Slowly pour the next heaviest liqueur over the back of the spoon. Raise the spoon slowly if necessary.
  5. Continue with each ingredient, ending with the least dense.
Layering Specific Gravity
Name Specific Gravity Approximate Color
Grenadine 1.18
Creme de Cassis 1.18
Anisette 1.175
Creme de Almond 1.16
Crème de Noyaux 1.165
Creme de Banana 1.14
Creme de Cacao 1.14
White Crème de Cacao 1.14
Coffee Liquor 1.13
Parfrait d’Amour 1.13
Cherry liqueur 1.12
Green Crème de Menthe 1.12
Strawberry liqueur 1.12
White Crème de Menthe 1.12
Blue Curacao 1.11
Galliano 1.11
Amaretto 1.1
Blackberry Liquor 1.1
Apricot Liquor 1.09
Tia Maria 1.09
Triple sec 1.09
Drambuie 1.08
Frangelico 1.08
Orange Curacao 1.08
Campari 1.06
Apricot brandy 1.06
Blackberry brandy 1.06
Cherry brandy 1.06
Peach brandy 1.06
Yellow Chartreuse 1.06
Midori Melon Liquor 1.05
Rock and Rye 1.05
Benedictine 1.04
Brandy 1.04
Cherry Liquor 1.04
Cointreau 1.04
Kummel 1.04
Peach liqueur 1.04
Peppermint schnapps 1.04
Sloe gin 1.04
Green Chartreuse 1.01
Water 1
Tuaca 0.98
Southern Comfort 0.97
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