Layered cocktails have a good taste, amazing look, and can impress anyone who witnesses a successful pouring. Layered cocktails have sweet liqueurs, but a good number of them are made of whiskey, vodka, rum, and other hard liqueurs to add some kick and neutralize the sweetness.

Pouring these cocktails is easy because you just need to identify the specific gravity of each liqueur. Then you should pour them starting with the heaviest to the lightest. Sometimes you need to use a spoon so that you can pour the upper layers slowly and carefully.

Step by step guide on how to pour a layered cocktail

  1. You only need a spoon for this process. However, you can use cocktail pourers if the bottles are full to the brim. Here is how to go about it.
  2. Identify the specific gravity of each ingredient
  3. Pour the heaviest liqueur or liquor into a glass
  4. Turn the spoon upside and place it inside the glass with the tip against the edge of the glass.
  5. Pour the next heaviest component
  6. Repeat the process until you pour the last layer.
  7. You will come up with an artistic layered cocktail with several distinct layers in different colors.