The 4th of July is the apex for summer parties here in the States. Barbecues, beergaritas, fireworks; and of course, the red, white and blue. Since tomorrow is Independence Day, and we’ve been doing so well with layered shots recently, we felt it was a good time to break out the Red White and Blue Shot. This pousse-cafe style shooter is the most common red, white, and blue drink that I know of, so let’s go over how to make it.
Making Skittles vodka takes a bit of time, but is worth the effort when it’s done. There are a few steps to the process: gathering the materials, sorting the candy and letting it dissolve, and the laborious part: straining the candy out of the vodka. The good news is that if you’re willing to invest a few hours, you’ll end up with five bottles of Skittles infused vodka to drink as you see fit.
One of the most impressive bartending tricks in existence is pouring Rainbow Shots. You’ve probably seen people do this and walked away scratching your head wondering, “How the hell did they do that?”. Well, never fear, because after reading this article and watching our video, you too will be able to astound your friends by nailing the Rainbow Shooter gimmick.
What’s mean and green and packs a powerful punch? You might be inclined to say The Hulk, the superhuman character from Marvel Comics. The answer that we’re looking for is the Incredible Hulk, a cocktail as strong as its namesake. Allegedly, this drink also goes by the name of the Green Eyed Monster, although I’ve yet to see anyone call it that myself.
They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. If you’re looking for a drink that embodies this philosophy, let me introduce you to the Vegas Bomb. A traditional bomb shot made with Red Bull, Crown Royal, and a few other ingredients, the Vegas Bomb shooter will put you in a mood to party as if you were already in Las Vegas.
The B-52 is a layered shot, relying on specific gravity to keep the layers separated. Usually, the B-52 shot is made with Kahlúa, Irish cream, and Grand Marnier. Don’t listen to Wikipedia; I have never seen a B-52 with Cointreau. although I’m sure someone makes them that way. Read onward, and you should know how to make a B52, as well as all of the variant B52 shots. We’ll also touch on the origin story of this popular shot.
The ultimate drinking holiday here in the States is St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone thinks they’re Irish, and green drinks flow like water. One cocktail guaranteed to plaster you to the wall is the Irish Trash Can. Made with half the liquor in the bar and a can of Red Bull, the Irish Trash Can is a modern classic.