Diary of a Foodie
Pousse-Café (Layered Cocktail)
Diary of a Foodie: Season Two: Drinks: The Golden Age of Spirits
- Active time:5 min
- Start to finish:5 min
- 1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) crème de cassis
- 1 oz (2 tablespoons) elderflower liqueur
- 1 oz (2 tablespoons) pear brandy such as poire William
Equipment:a narrow 3-oz glass
Put cassis in glass. Hold a regular teaspoon (not a measuring spoon) upside down at a diagonal over cassis, with only the tip touching the cassis at edge of glass. Slowly pour elderflower liqueur over curve of spoon to float it on top of cassis.
Using a clean, dry teaspoon, slowly pour brandy into glass in same manner, creating a third layer. Do not stir before drinking.