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Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I made this delish B-52 Cake by Leta and wondered why it was called that! I found out their is a drink by that name so I posted it for you all to enjoy. If you want to layer for an alternate method instead of on the rock try, the secret to making the perfect layered drink is to pour your heaviest liqueur first, then add other liqueurs according to their density. This way the alcohol will not mix, but layer, one on top of the other. To figure the density of different liqueurs you may have to experiment a bit, but generally syrupy schnapps type liqueurs are the most dense, then cream liqueurs such as Irish Cream, and lastly regular liqueurs such as gin or vodka. To actually pour these drinks, the secret is to pour very slowly, barely dribble the liqueurs into your glass. Start with your first liqueur and pour it into your glass, now take your spoon and place the tip of the spoon very close to your first liqueur, now carefully and slowly pour in your second liqueur over the back of the spoon and into the glass, then your third. Repeat this step as many times as necessary to complete your drink. After a little practice you can generally do away with the spoon and will be able to pour a slow steady stream, and keep your liqueurs from mixing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shake and pour over ice.
  2. Layer method:.
  3. Read above, but I also did according to the way I listed the liquors.
  4. If you look at my pictures you will see the layers.
  5. Deceiving it is! They did slowly settle that way. It`s cool to watch!


Most Helpful

MMM - Minty. I liked this very much. It was very pretty separated. However, once I mixed it, kind of a wierd brownish. I suppose you are suppose to drink it all at once. I don't know! Anyway, it tasted good, which is most important. Thanks for sharing!

Feej August 23, 2007

Delicious. I liked the addition of green creme de menthe. I layered. It was not perfection but I'm still glad with the result I got. Thanks Rita :)

Boomette August 19, 2007

Great shot for St Patrick's Day! I couldn't get distinct layers like a B-52 (my creme de menthe must be a lighter density b/c it combined with the GM) so I ended up mixing it together, but it certainly went down smooth and yummy like one! Thanks RitaL for another FABULOUS recipe!

NcMysteryShopper March 15, 2007

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