HGTV and DIY Network seem to get me into a lot of trouble. Trouble that leads me to say “Hey, Wolfy, lets (insert awesome/bizarre idea here)!”. I was watching “I Want That” that led to trouble this time. Have you ever seen the show? I recommend catching it, if it is on. I personally don’t DVR it, but on a lazy weekend afternoon, you bet I’ll spend some time lounging on the sofa watching.
It was one of these lazy Sundays, when Vacu Vin Layering Tool came on. The Vacu Vin Layering Tool allows you to make layered drinks easily. No more trying to hold spoon steady, or using a shirt for that perfect “Shirted” Rum and Coke. You simply attach this little guy onto the edge of your shot glass, martini glass, tumbler, a tall glass, or whatever you can imagine.
After a trip to the liquor store, Wolfy and I set out to try this new gadget. We did this for you, to make sure the Vacu Vin Layering Tool was as good as it claimed – not for us *smiles*.
As you can tell, we had a very fun afternoon. Overall, I say the Layering Tool works really well. You have to remember the viscosities of the liquids you are pouring, because the liquor will go to the proper level, even if you put it in out of order. Although this can have a cool effect; see the one second from the left on the bottom. The Blue Curacao was poured on top of the Irish Cream; it didn’t want to be there, so it slowly oozed through. Same with the second one from the top; the Crème de Menthe went through the Irish Cream giving it a more opaque appearance.
The only other trick is to make sure you wait for the burp, as we started to call it. After all the liquor has gone through the tip of the tool, it will let off a little sputter. You do not want to add your next liquor until the tool is completely empty.
This would also be great for kid’s parties with non-alcoholic layered drinks.
You can find a ton of recipes online for layered shots. Heck, Wolfy and I even downloaded several free apps from the Google Play Store, which have tons of drink recipes. You just have to look, but…
Here were our favorites:
After Dinner Mint:
- ½ ounce Crème de Cocoa
- ½ ounce Green Crème de Menthe
- ½ ounce Irish Cream
Layer in a shot glass with Crème de Cocoa on the bottom, followed by the Crème de Menthe, and then topped with the Irish Cream.
- 1 ½ ounce Blue Curacao
- 1 ½ ounce Goldschlager
Pour the Blue Curacao firs,t then top with Goldschlager. You will want to get the gold flakes floating in the Goldschlager very well before you pour it. It is the gold flakes that make the “sea monkeys”.
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