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In French, Pousse-café means "Push the coffee" and generally refers to cordials that might be served after dinner with coffee. To Bad Idea Theater it means a multi-coloured layered drink. A Pousse-café is created by slowly pouring the ingredients on top of each other starting with the heavier ingredients and pouring the lighter layers on top. The Pousse-café was introduced in New Orleans sometime around the 1840's and perfected by Bad Idea Theater around the turn of the century.

A note on flaming cocktails:




noflamindrinks We don't believe in flaming cocktails, well,... we believe in them, we just don't think you should make them. Aside from the dangers of lighting yourself or others on fire, or burning your lips, we have never liked the concept of wasting alcohol. All the fire does is burn off that expensive alcohol. I guess it looks pretty, but let's face it. If you just drink it, everything will look prettier. If you have extra alcohol you don't need, you should give it to us!









How to pour a Pousse-café
Select a glass, usually a shot glass or a cordial (straight sides will make it easier). Pour in the heaviest liqueur first. Place a teaspoon (or a maraschino cherry) upside down in the glass, touching the edge. Next, slowly pour the next heaviest liqueur slowly onto the back of the spoon. Repeat this process with the lighter liqueurs. If the liqueur doesn't float properly, you must drink what you have poured so far and start again. We never said it was easy! Below are some liqueurs ordered by weight. They may vary by manufacturer, alcohol content, and sugar content. Some testing may be required to perfect your drink.






Recipes:


B-52

Ingredients:

Mixing instructions:

Layer the ingredients in the order given into a shot glass or shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass




Deathwish

Ingredients:

Mixing instructions:

Layer the ingredients in the order given into a shot glass or rocks glass



Voodoo Shooter

Ingredients:

Mixing instructions:

Layer the ingredients in the order given into a shot glass




Other drink pages:


Cocktails
Shooters
Cocktails
Shooters





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