Layered Drinks


So tell me, have you been lookin' and lookin' and can't find a lousy layered drink page anywhere? Then lay all else aside weary World Wide Web traveler, because you have arrived at Layered Cocktail Heaven. Just so you know, the reason different liquors and liqueurs can be layered on top of one another is because they are different densities (weights). Most times all you have to do is look at the % of alcohol on a bottle. The lower the % then the lower it will layer....the higher the % the higher it will layer, got it? (P.S. To find out the proof of a bottle of liquor multiply the % by 2)

My 4th book, The Everything Cocktail Party & Drinks Book, has a chapter titled, "Striped Slurps and Sips". Here are the names of the recipes: American Beauty, Candy Corn, Smiling Tiger, Florida Sunset, Road Rage at the Traffic Light, Astro Pop, Cigar Band, Captain’s Stripes, Coral Snake Bite, Rhinestone Cowboy, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Mexican Flag, Neapolitan Nipple, Easter Egg, Cruella DeVille, Barber Shop Sign, Wicked Witches Socks, Double Stuffed Oreo, Minty Fresh Striped Toothpaste, and An Irish Green Eyed Blonde.

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Layered Recipes from Pagewise Slippery Nipple
Astro Pop Beam me up Scottie
Angel's Tip B-52
Buttery Nipple Menage a Trois
Duckfart ABC
Layered Killer Cocktail Alaskan Duck Fart
A Joy of Almond Ask the Barman
After Dark After Eight
Black Army Black and Blue
Black Dragon Bob Marley
Buckshot Candy Corn
Cinn's Stop Light Cookie Dough
Damn Good Dallas Stars
Eskimo Joe The Equator
Green Eyed Blonde Loch Ness Monster
Mexican Flag The Milky Way
Dirty Nipple Dirty Oatmeal
Doucet Devil Extraterrestrial
The Feckin Bolox Feel the Burn
Fire and Ice Flying Monkey
Fourth of July Freddie's Naughty Neopolitan
Frozen Bird Fu2
Gingerbread Man Bubble Gum
Bumble Bee Butterball
Chocolate Almond Alien Nipple
Attitude Adjustment Black Death
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A Density/Weight Chart from
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Alcohols have different weights. Usually, the higher the alcohol content, the lighter it will be, but sometimes if other ingredients are mixed with it then the weight can change. This chart works best if you try not to layer spirits 5-10 weights from each other.

Cream White Milky very light
151 Rum Light Amber fire light
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Dark Amber Bourbon 0.941
Hiram Walker Kirschwasser Clear Cherry 0.941
Dekuyper Kirschwasser Clear Cherry 0.941
Sauza Silver Tequila Clear Tequila 0.945
Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Amber Irish Whiskey 0.948
Rain Clear Vodka 0.9498
Sauza Gold Tequila Gold Tequila 0.95
Skyy Citrus Vodka Clear Lemon Vodka 0.9555
Pernod Clear Anise/Licorice 0.985
Ouzo Clear Anise/Licorice 0.984
Southern Comfort Dark Amber Peach Apricot 0.99337
Hiram Walker Ginger Brandy Light Amber Ginger Brandy 0.995
Tuaca Amber Vanilla Orange Caramel Brandy 1.0157
B&B Amber Sweet Herbal Cognac 1.0245
Dekuyper Sloe Gin Dark Red Sloe Berries 1.0261
Hiram Walker Peppermint Schnapps Clear Peppermint 1.027
Grand Marnier Amber Orange Cognac 1.03
Malibu Clear Coconut Rum 1.03
Hiram Walker Root Beer Schnapps Brown Root Beer 1.037
Cointreau Clear Orange 1.0385
Dekuyper Apricot Brandy Dark Orange Apricot 1.0437
Dekuyper Triple Sec Clear Orange 1.05
Chambord Maroon Black Raspberry 1.05
Lady Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur White White Chocolate 1.05
Baileys Irish Cream Tan Creamy Spiced Irish Whiskey 1.05
Irish Mist Dark Amber Honey Herb Whiskey 1.05
Dekuyper Blackberry Brandy Dark Purple Blackberry 1.0552
Campari Red Bitter 1.06
Benedictine Light Amber Herbal 1.07
Dekuyper Blue Curacao Blue Orange 1.0704
Dekuyper Root Beer Schnapps Brown Root Beer 1.0705
Drambuie Light Amber Heather Honey Scotch 1.08
Amaretto Di Saronno Dark Amber Almond 1.08
Sambuca Clear Anise/Licorice 1.08
Frangelico Clear Hazelnut 1.08
Tia Maria Brown Coffee 1.09
Dekuyper Anisette Clear Anise 1.0921

Dekuyper Melon Liqueur
Bright Green Honeydew Melon 1.0924
Dekuyper Wildberry Schnapps Clear Berry 1.0894
Dekuyper Green Menthe Dark Green Mint 1.0885
Dekuyper Bluesberry Clear Blueberry 1.0863
Dekuyper Grape Pucker Purple Grape 1.0864
Dekuyper Banana Yellow Banana 1.0822
Marie Brizard Blue Curacao Blue Orange 1.0999
Dekuyper Coffee Liqueur Brown Coffee 1.189
Hiram Walker Crème de Noyaux Red Almond 1.148
Marie Brizard Coffee Liqueur Brown Coffee 1.142
Hiram Walker Crème de Banana Yellow Banana 1.142
Midori Bright Green Honeydew Melon 1.15
Kahlua Brown Coffee 1.152
Marie Brizard White Crème de Cacao Clear Chocolate 1.1602
Marie Brizard Dark Crème de Cacao Brown Chocolate 1.1602
Hiram Walker Crème de Cassis Dark Red Black Currant 1.179
DeKuyper Razzmatazz Red Raspberry 1.139
Marie Brizard Anisette Clear Anise 1.1371
Hiram Walker Dark Crème de Cacao Brown Chocolate 1.136
Dekuyper Buttershots Schnapps Amber Butterscotch 1.1225
Dekuyper White Cocoa Clear Chocolate 1.1204
Marie Brizard Green Crème de Menthe Dark Green Mint 1.1204
Marie Brizard White Crème de Menthe Clear Mint 1.1204
Dekuyper Cassis Dark Red Black Currant 1.1211
Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps Amber Butterscotch 1.126
Galliano Yellow Vanilla Licorice 1.11
Dekuyper Thrilla Vanilla Clear French Vanilla 1.1193
Dekuyper Hot Damn Red Cinnamon 1.1191
Jägermeister Black/Green Herbal Bitter  
Marie Brizard Parfait Amour Purple Vanilla Orange Almond 1.1163
Goldschlager Clear w/ Gold Flakes Cinnamon 1.1111
Dekuyper Strawberry Liqueur Red Strawberry 1.1005
Dekuyper Watermelon Pucker Red Watermelon 1.1051
Dekuyper Peachtree Clear Peach 1.1037
Dekuyper Mad Melon Red Watermelon 1.0971
Dekuyper Island Blue Light Blue Fruity 1.095
Dekuyper Apple Pucker Lime Green Sour Apple 1.0944
Dekuyper Cheri Beri Pucker Red Cherry 1.0937
Dekuyper Coconut Amaretto Clear Coconut Almond 1.0925
Grenadine Red Cherry/Pomegranate Heavy