How to Layer a Cocktail - Sheffield Reborn

Layering a cocktail is really very simple. Once you have ascertained the specific gravity of each spirit, just begin with the heaviest spirit on the bottom and layer the rest of the ingredients in order from heaviest to lightest on top of each other. A good tip to remember is to pour each ingredient slowly over you bar spoon as it rests against the glass. That way they do not break through the previous layer. It also helps to chill or freeze each liqueur before use.


1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 oz creme yvette


pour the St. Germain in a small aperitif style glass

gently layer the creme yvette over the St. Germain


blair frodelius 5 Jan 2011
7:37 am


Really beautiful aperitif glass!  Where did you get it, or is it an antique?


Seamus Holman 6 Jan 2011
3:02 pm

looks delicious, maybe with a sugar cookie and some lacy gloves.

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