Red White and Blue Shooter Recipe

Red White & Blue Cocktail Density Column

This red, white and blue shooter is a festive drink that doubles as an example of a density column.
This red, white and blue shooter is a festive drink that doubles as an example of a density column. Glow Cuisine / Getty Images

Here's a recipe for a density column that's a layered cocktail. It's perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day or pretty much any holiday with a red, white and blue theme.

Red White and Blue Shooter Ingredients

  • Bottom Red Layer: Chambord or Framboise (or Grenadine)
  • Middle White Layer: Irish Cream or Half and Half or any cream liqueur
  • Top Blue Layer: Blue Curacao (or you could dye vodka or rum with blue food coloring)

    You may also want to add a float of Goldschlager to get a golden gilttery firework effect.

    Layer the Red White & Blue Shooter

    1. Fill a shot glass about a third of the way full of the red drink.
       
    2. Place a spoon, back side up, just above the top of the red liquid. Slowly pour the half-and-half over the back of the spoon. This will layer it over the red with minimal mixing.
       
    3. Use a clean spoon to repeat the process to layer the blue liquid over the white.

    Add some Goldschlager if you wish. I (of course) would also set this drink on fire, but that's just me. To ignite the drink, add a small amount of high proof alcohol to the top. Everclear or 151 rum are good choices. Enjoy your alcoholic density column!