Red, White and Blue Shooter

"Found on when looking for a recipe for Election Night 2008.... Hope I don't NEED too many of these!! This is a layered shot so each ingredient is carefully poured over the back of a spoon onto the next layer. It may take a bit of practice, but once done this shot has a great orange/peach taste"
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  • 13 ounce grenadine
  • 13 ounce peach schnapps
  • 13 ounce blue curacao


  • Pour the grenadine into a shot glass.
  • Very slowly pour the peach schnapps over the back of a small spoon into the shot glass.
  • Very slowly pour the blue curaçao over the back of a small spoon into the shot glass.

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  1. I was disappointed. I bought the 3 ingredients, tried, and tried, but to no avail. The peach schnapps just mixed with the grenadine. I ended up with a lighter red and blue. I used the back of a spoon, as you directed." (I have used this technique before--making a shooter called a "Baby Guinness" which is Kahlua with Irish Cream floated on top.) Luckily, I wanted to experiment on my own, so I had bought a bottle of The Club Pina Colada and some milk. Both floated on top, but the Kahlua worked better and tasted better. The Curacao mixes a bit with the colada, turning into a bright, opaque blue, and the rest floats on the top. It's red, blue and white, but it will have to do. I will take that to my party, not the peach schnapps. Maybe different brands of peach schnapps have a different density??? I prefer having a white as opposed to the clear schnapps, if it had worked, that is.


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