I want a welcome drink at a high school party. I want it layered, 2 or 3 layers. Make it reachable. I mean, do not use spirits that are really special; make it simple.

Cocktail Colin says:

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For a high school party, an eye-catching yet simple layered drink would be ideal. One of the best options in this scenario is the *Pousse Café*. Carefully layered and vibrant, it’s visually appealing and will surely be a conversation starter. Let's break it down:

  • Pousse Café - This cocktail's layers include Triple Sec, Bourbon, Grenadine, Creme De Menthe, Overproof rum, and Coffee liqueur. Collectively, the layers create a stunning visual appealing to those who appreciate colorful and neatly striated beverages. However, you can modify it for a high school party by substituting spirits with similar-looking non-alcoholic syrups like raspberry syrup, mint syrup, and coffee syrup.
Another great option, non-alcoholic yet vibrant, is:
  • Slush Puppie - This refreshing drink combines lemon, soda water, grenadine, and raspberry syrup, served in a highball glass. The Slush Puppie is stirred but can still be crafted to have a layered presentation. By carefully pouring grenadine and raspberry syrup at different rates with soda water and lemon juice added last, you can create a beautiful layered effect.
These drinks are not only visually enticing but also easy to make with accessible ingredients. Enjoy your party with these delightful welcome drinks!

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You asked: Simple layered welcome drinks for high school party. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Pousse Café

This is a great-looking layered drink. An eye turner for sure!

Triple Sec (7.5ml), Bourbon (7.5ml), Grenadine (7.5ml), Creme De Menthe (7.5ml), Overproof rum (7.5ml), Coffee liqueur (7.5ml)

6 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Slush Puppie

Refreshing and a stylish, this non-alcoholic slush puppy tastes great.

Lemon (1), Soda water (Top up), Grenadine (15ml), Raspberry Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.55 / 5

Arizona Sunset

This mocktail is perfect for trying to beat that Arizona heat.

Orange juice (240ml), Lemon-Lime soda (240ml), Grenadine (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.86 / 5


The Sunset cocktail is a non-alcoholic beverage that combines the sweetness and zest of orange juice with the tangy kick...

Orange juice (45ml), Grenadine (10ml), Energy drink (45ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Pioneer Flash

The Pioneer Flash is a vivid and striking layered shot that combines the sweetness of grenadine with the intense and...

Grenadine (Half shot), Aftershock (Blue) (Half shot)

2 ingredients
3.8 / 5


Named after the layering effect that creates the colours of the Colombian flag, this cocktail is both sweet and delicious.

Vodka (60ml), Orange juice (180ml), Lemon Juice (30ml), Grenadine (30ml), Blue Curaçao (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.75 / 5

Party Punch

I put this drink together when I was looking for something to put in a hollowed out pineapple shell, using...

Vodka (90ml), Peach Schnapps (30ml), Pineapple Juice (60ml), Orange juice (120ml), Lemonade (90ml)

5 ingredients
3.73 / 5

Red, White & Blue

A nice shot that isn't too strong, it won't blow your head off but it looks pretty smart. The drink...

Peach Schnapps (10ml), Grenadine (10ml), Blue Curaçao (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.62 / 5

Too Cool For School

The Too Cool For School cocktail is a fruity and sweet concoction perfect for those who enjoy light and refreshing...

Peach Schnapps (150ml), Cranberry Juice (300ml), Lemonade (300ml), Apple rum (150ml)

4 ingredients
3.61 / 5

Midori Sunrise

The Midori Sunrise is a vibrant and sweet cocktail that captures the essence of a tropical morning. Its main feature...

Orange juice (60ml), Melon liqueur (60ml), Grenadine (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.54 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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How do you create layers in a drink?

To create layers, pour each liquid slowly over the back of a spoon. This technique helps to layer the liquids based on their densities, with the heaviest liquid at the bottom and the lightest on top.

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What are some non-alcoholic options for layered drinks?

Non-alcoholic options for layered drinks include using different flavored syrups, fruit juices, and soda. By varying the density of these liquids, you can create visually appealing, layered beverages.

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Can I make a layered drink with just a few ingredients?

Yes, you can make a layered drink with just a few ingredients. Choose compatible flavors and focus on their densities to ensure they layer properly, for example, grenadine, soda, and fruit juice.

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What are some simple welcome drinks for a party?

Simple welcome drinks for a party can include lemonade, fruit punch, or a basic mocktail with a mix of fruit juices and soda. These drinks are easy to make and appeal to a wide audience.

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Are there any tips for serving layered drinks at a party?

Ensure that layered drinks are served in clear glasses to showcase the layers. Preparing a few in advance and keeping them chilled can also help ease the serving process during the event.

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