Red, White & Blue
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Red, White & Blue
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.62 / 5
A nice shot that isn't too strong, it won't blow your head off but it looks pretty smart. The drink separates into three layers like a flag. A nice shot that isn't too strong, it won't blow your head off but it looks pretty smart. The drink separates into three layers like a flag.
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Base ingredient
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Peach Schnapps
Alcohol content
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10% | 0.3 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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10ml ⅓oz 1cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl

Method
How to make a Red, White & Blue

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour grenadine into a shot glass
Pour peach schnapps on top slowly so it layers
Float the blue Bols on the very top and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you layer the ingredients in the Red, White & Blue cocktail to achieve its patriotic appearance?

To layer the ingredients for the Red, White & Blue cocktail, you'll need to carefully pour each ingredient over the back of a spoon or by using a pourer to gently add each layer. Begin with the Grenadine since it's the heaviest, followed by the Peach Schnapps, and then finally top it off with Blue Curaçao. The difference in densities of these liquids allows them to layer beautifully without mixing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Red, White & Blue compare to other popular cocktails?

The Red, White & Blue cocktail has a relatively low alcohol content at 10%. This is much lower than many classic cocktails, which typically range from 20% to 40% alcohol by volume (ABV). It's ideal for those seeking a lower-alcohol option for festive occasions.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Red, White & Blue cocktail to maintain its visual appeal?

To best maintain the visual appeal of the Red, White & Blue cocktail, serve it immediately after preparation in a clear shot glass. This allows the layered effect to be visible and appreciated. Additionally, chilling the glass beforehand can help keep the layers separated for a longer period.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can you substitute any ingredients in the Red, White & Blue cocktail without altering its signature look?

While substitutions might alter the taste profile, you can maintain the Red, White & Blue cocktail's signature look by using ingredients with similar colors if necessary. For example, raspberry liqueur or strawberry syrup can replace Grenadine, and a clear peach-flavored liqueur can substitute for Peach Schnapps. However, finding a substitute for Blue Curaçao that keeps the blue color might be challenging, as it has a unique hue.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Red, White & Blue cocktail?

The Red, White & Blue cocktail, with its patriotic color scheme, is especially suited for national holidays like the Fourth of July in the United States, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or any occasion that celebrates national pride. Its visually striking appearance also makes it a hit at themed parties and summer gatherings.

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