Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Too Early for Halloween Drinks?

I've been itching to make some fun layered party drinks for the past few weeks.  I finally gave in and, inspired by all of the Halloween candy that is inexplicably jumping into my shopping cart, made some candy corn striped beverages.


I may have forced family members to drink them.  I may have also forced said family members to watch how they were made (in obvious amazement of my awesomness). 


There are a gazillion (or at least a dozen) how-to videos out there for making layered drinks.  The principle is based on the density of the different beverages.  The more sugar a beverage has, the heavier it is.


For this version, I used Jolly Rancher orange soda (29 grams of sugar) for the base, lemon-lime Powerade (20 grams of sugar) for the middle, and Diet Sierra Mist (0 grams of sugar) for the top.


The trick is lots of ice and a sloooooooooooow pour.  If you pour too fast, the force of the poured layer will mix with the existing layer(s), thereby mixing them.  (I'm sorry, thereby had to be used.)


The ice helps to disperse the force of the poured layer as it cascades down the ice cubes, resulting in little to no integration with the existing layer(s)



I was expecting these to taste ok at best, but the orange and citrus flavors blended well and I was pleasantly surprised by a tasty drink.  I'm trying out a vampire drink next - I just have to find the right blood red colored beverage for the look I'm going for. 


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6 comments:

Nichole said...

You can try the Tru Blood Beverage for your vampire inspired drink...I'm so excited to that...it would be best if we can taste it too.

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Robyn Rasmussen said...

So cool! I found you over on The Girl Creative and I'm so glad I did! What a clever way to create a cute drink!
-Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

As a former bartender, here is a tip for you. Pour your liquids over the back of a spoon touched against the edge of the glass. Perfect layers every time! =)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Looks awesome! What a fun halloween drink :)

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