LAPD Night Shift
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LAPD Night Shift
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
The LAPD Night Shift is an eye-catching layered cocktail typically served in a shot glass that combines the boldness of tequila with the sweet pomegranate flavor of grenadine and the ... more The LAPD Night Shift is an eye-catching layered cocktail typically served in a shot glass that combines the boldness of tequila with the sweet pomegranate flavor of grenadine and the citrus notes from an orange liqueur. This trifecta of flavors creates a sweet and zesty taste experience that's as intriguing as its name, referencing the vibrant and intense nightlife associated with the Los Angeles Police Department's late-hour patrols. With its colorful stratification, the LAPD Night Shift is not just a beverage but a visual spectacle, making it a fun and attractive choice for parties and social gatherings.
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Tequila
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18.33% | 0.55 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The LAPD Night Shift is a striking visual and taste symphony, layering tequila's robustness with the sweetness of grenadine and the citrus zest of blue curaçao. This cocktail is both a feast for the eyes and a burst of vibrant flavors, perfect for those who appreciate a bold and colorful drinking experience.

Method
How to make a LAPD Night Shift

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Layer the ingredients in a shot glass
Add the grenadine first, then carefully add the tequila so it floats on top
Finally, slowly add the blue curaçao so it forms a final layer, and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of tequila for the LAPD Night Shift?

Absolutely! While the recipe specifies tequila, you're welcome to use any type of tequila you prefer, such as blanco for a crisper taste or reposado for a smoother, slightly aged flavor. The key is to maintain the 10ml measurement for the balance of flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve the LAPD Night Shift?

The LAPD Night Shift is best served cold in a shot glass. You can chill the ingredients and the glass beforehand to enhance its refreshing quality. It's designed to be enjoyed in a single sip, capturing the layered flavors rapidly.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Are there any recommended garnishes for the LAPD Night Shift?

Given its vibrant colors, a simple garnish like a cherry or a twist of lime peel can add visual appeal without overpowering its taste. The goal is to complement the cocktail's existing flavors while adding a touch of elegance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the LAPD Night Shift compare to other shots?

With an alcohol content of 18.33%, the LAPD Night Shift is moderately strong. Many classic shots range from 30-50% alcohol, making this a lighter alternative that's ideal for those who prefer a milder option without sacrificing flavor.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some creative ways to customize the LAPD Night Shift?

To add a twist to the LAPD Night Shift, consider layering the ingredients for a visually striking effect, or adjusting the ratios if you prefer one flavor over another. Adding a splash of soda or a dash of lime juice can also introduce new textures and tastes, making it a versatile choice for experimentation.

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