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Pousse Cafe and some modern derivatives

18 October 2010 · 14 Comments

In this post I describe real cock tail – amazing multicolor drink – Pousse Cafe. The Pousse Cafe cocktail is so old creation. This drink was invented in the Europe (France), probably. But we can found suggestions that this cocktail was invented in New Orlean, USA. The first print recipe with illustration I was found in the great How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon-Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas in 1862. Layered cocktail with name Pousse l’Amour consist of brandy, two liqueurs and egg yolk. The real fancy drink! The Gary Regan in yours The Joy of Mixology specify that Pousse Cafe are drinks made by floating one ingredient on top of another, or several others, to create a multilayered effect.

Pousse Cafe -	Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (Слоистый коктейль - Каждый охотник желает знать, где сидит фазан)

Actually this drink has awesome look. It is real rainbow in your glass. But the taste of this cocktail may be frustrating. This drink as a rule consist of sweet liqueur without any diluent. I hope it may be great digestive in some case. Now the Pousse Cafe cocktail has many modern reincarnation in so popular layered shooters.

The greatest modern Pousse Cafe is B-52 cocktail. This cocktail was created at Alice’s Restaurant in Malibu, USA, in 1972 or at the Keg Steakhouse in Calgary, Canada in 1977. This child of Cold War consist of Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream and Grand Marnier (the mnemonic: The B52 bomber Kills Bad Guys). Now I propose to explore some another popular modern shooters, several from them are variations of B-52.

The five layered shoters (Пять слоистых коктейлей)

K.G.B.

10 ml Kahlua
10 ml Galliano
10 ml Hennessy VS Cognac
Layer in the order given in a pousse-cafe glass (or in the liqueur glass, or shooter, or sherry glass).

For preparation this beautiful cocktail you should have steady hand, bar spoon and acceptable 1 or 2 ounce Pousse Cafe glass or something similar like sherry glass, shooter or liqueur glass. Pour first ingredient into glass then you insert the spoon into glass as far as it will go, with the back side of the bowl facing up. Pour next layer slowly and carafully. Repeat if required.

Bumble Bee

10 ml Kahlua
10 ml sambuca
10 ml Irish cream liqueur
Layer in the order given in an appropriate glass.

Slippery Nipple

5 ml grenadine
15 ml sambuca
10 ml Irish Cream liqueur
Layer in the order given in an appropriate glass.

Monkey Lunch aka Banana Sandwich

10 ml Kahlua
10 ml creme de banane
10 ml Irish Cream liqueur
Layer in the order given in an appropriate glass.

French Kiss

10 ml amaretto liqueur
10 ml Frangelico
10 ml Irish Cream Liqueur
Layer in the order given in an appropriate glass.

All of this cocktails are working. My choice is K.G.B. and French Kiss. And the Slippery Nipple has best look in this company.

And in the conclusion we explore two real infante terrible of the cocktail world, two ugly concoctions in the cyberpunk style – the Brain Haemorrhage and Hiroshima shooters.

Two shooters - the Brain Haemorrhage and the Hiroshima (Два коктейля-шутера - Опухоль Мозга и Хиросима)

Brain Haemorrhage

10 ml grenadine
30 ml peach schnapps
20 ml Irish Cream liqueur
Layer in the order given in tall shooter glass. Then drop few grenadine on top.

The taste of this potion is very, may be extremely sweet and it has absolutely ugly appearance.

Hiroshima Shooter

20 ml sambuca
20 ml Irish Cream liqueur
20 ml absinthe (XENTA Absenta)
Layer in the order given in tall shooter glass. Then drop few grenadine on top. Flame the absinthe and serve with dramatic laughter.

It is one of the most disgusting libations that I ever taste. It is awful drink.

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Tags: Absinthe · Amaretto · Brandy · Coffee liqueur · Creme de banane · Curacao · Frangelico · Galliano · Irish cream liqueur · Parfait Amour liqueur · Peach Schnapps · Sambuca

Sex on the Beach

7 November 2009 · 10 Comments

This post is about one of my first cocktail – the Sex on the Beach Cocktail (SOTB). The SOTB is relatively young and popular cocktail. It was invented approximately in end of 80-s or start of 90-s for promotion of peach schnapps. Some people consider that name of SOTB connected with sex scandal with William Kennedy Smith. This cocktail is so popular around the world but actualy is not a classic cocktail.

As a many cocktail novice I liked this cocktail very much at one time. This cocktail has sweet and fresh taste, simply preparation and looks so good. Now I decide to prepare and compare some popular recipe of Sex on the Beach Cocktail.

My [historically] first Sex on the Beach Cocktail contains only four ingredients – vodka (always use good premium or ultrapremium vodka with clear and neutral taste), peach schnapps, freshpressed orange juice and preserved cranberry juice. Similar recipe was found in the The Classic Bar and Cocktail Book by Jonathan Goodall:

The Sex on the Beach Cocktail garnished with red maraschino cherry and orange wedge (Коктель Секс на пляже)

Sex on the Beach

30 ml vodka
30 ml peach schnapps
50 ml fresh orange juice
50 ml cranberry juice
Build all ingredients in highball glass with ice. Garnish with piece of orange and maraschino cherry.

By the way, I prefer to add one barspoon of grenadine in my Sex on the Beach for more bright color. The Sex on the Beach Cocktail has sweet taste with some piquantness of the peach schnapps and cranberry juice. It is admirable cocktail for some cases or peoples.

Similar composition has “official” SOTB from IBA (International Bartenders Association) site.

Next recipe was found in The Bar and Cocktail Book by Michael Jackson (russain edition).

The Sex on the Beach garnished with a cherry (Коктейль Секс на пляже украшенный вишней)

Sex on the Beach

30 ml vodka
30 ml peach schnapps
60 ml fresh orange juice
60 ml cranberry juice
60 ml pineapple juice
Build all ingredients in highball glass with ice. Garnish with piece of orange and maraschino cherry.

This version is more sweet and more light. Great sweet cocktail for modern dancing club. If you use fresh pressed pineapple juice you may obtain excellent results and very delicious drink.

Next recipe I found in The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff. Many good barmans consider that it is more classic recipe of the Sex on the Beach Cocktail:

The Sex on the Beach Cocktail garnished with lime wheel and maraschino cherry (Коктейль Секс на пляже украшенный колесиком лайма и мараскиновой вишней)

Sex on the Beach

45 ml vodka
15 ml peach schnapps
8 ml Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
60 ml cranberry juice
60 ml pineapple juice
Shake all ingredients and strain into highball glass with ice. Garnish with piece of lime.

I use Bols Raspberry except Chambord on Darcy`s advice. This version has sweet and piquant taste too.

And finally I taste this recipe, which was founded in one of my favorite site – cocktailtimes.com:

The Sex of the Beach Cocktail garnished with orange wheel and cherry (Коктейль Секс на пляже украшенный кружком апельсина и красной вишней)

Sex on the Beach

45 ml vodka
20 ml peach schnapps
15 ml creme de cassis
60 ml cranberry juice
60 ml orange juice
Shake all ingredients and strain into highball glass with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

Great sweet cocktail. This recipe of Sex on the beach Cocktail is so similar to the rest of. All of specified recipe of Sex on the Beach are admirable drinks for some cases and some peoples.

In my Sex on the Beach I use ultrapremim vodka – Russian Standart Platinum. I use three trademarks of peach schnapps – Teichenne Melocoton (Peach) schnapps, Marie Brizard Licor de Melocoton and Bols Peach liqueur – with good results.

Tags: Creme de cassis · Peach liqueur · Peach Schnapps · Raspberry liqueur · Vodka

Electric Blue Margarita

12 November 2007 · 2 Comments

Some times I ask myself: ”А навіщо платити більше?” (А-а-а… Why pay more?)

This cocktail was proving ground for investigating of this question. :)

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Electric Blue Margarita

20 ml Cointreau
20 ml silver tequila (Jose Cuervo)
10 ml peach schnapps
10 ml blue curacao
80 ml sweet and sour
Shake and strain over ice.

Very funny drink! I have two… But so expensive … Cointreau 33 USD 1 l and Jose Cuervo Blanco 27 USD 0,7 l…

Ok! Lets try Siroco Triple Seс 9 USD 0,7 l and El Charro Silver 24 USD 1 l.

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Admirbable drink! :) Try to find 3 differences…

Tags: Cointreau · Curacao · Peach Schnapps · Tequila · Triple Sec

Sex on the Beach

27 October 2007 · No Comments

Couple week ago I read about Sex on the Beach on The Art of Drink.

His version is so interesting and I decide to try it.

В общем скажем так… Я не пью уже 3 недели :) Это просто ужас
ужаснейший - ремонт, разруха, все собрано в огромные безобразные
коробки, бар просто законсервирован… Да ещё и сессия…
Куда уж тут пить.

Но все когда-то заканчивается. Вот, к примеру, у меня закончилась
сессия. И я решил начать пить опять :) А тут Darcy со своим оригинальным
рецептом.

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Sex on the Beach 

30 ml vodka
15 ml peach schnapps
8 ml raspberry liqueur
60 ml cranberry juice
60 ml pineapple juice
Shake. Collins.

Tags: Peach Schnapps · Raspberry liqueur · Vodka

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