Diary of a Foodie

Pousse-Café (Layered Cocktail)

Diary of a Foodie: Season Two: Drinks: The Golden Age of Spirits

Makes1 drink
  • Active time:5 min
  • Start to finish:5 min
May 2008
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  • 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.
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