Layered shots impress at a party, but so many amateur bartenders fear the dreaded layer. But tremble no more — we can help you master this cool effect.
Pouring a layered shot is actually easy with a little practice. Soon you'll be creating your own layered shots.
There's one thing you need to understand first.
Liquor density: The critical key to layering shots
Liquor density is essentially the weight of the liquor. In general, sweeter liquors or liqueurs with less alcohol are typically the lightest. Alcohol-laden liquors are the heaviest. The heaviest liquor goes on bottom, with the lightest liquor on top.
With that in mind, it's time to learn to layer shots and get a few simple recipes to practice with.
*Note: Pour order does not correspond with color/liqueur layers as shown.
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