Meet Your New Party Trick: 1 Shaker, 5 Different Shots
Hello rainbow! That’s right — all of these colors came out of the same cocktail shaker. Intrigued? We thought so.
Well, its time to go behind the curtain and see exactly how the magic comes together with our take on this shot trick. With six simple ingredients, you can wow at your next party — just in time for all those St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans!
– orange juice (low-pulp or no-pulp varieties work best)
– lime juice
– blue curaçao
– stainless steel cocktail shaker (help keep the mystery as you compile the drink)
– cocktail strainer
– bar spoon
– measuring cup
– 5 double shot glasses
1. Pour a 1/2 oz shot of grenadine into the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
2. Layer in several inches of ice. The trick with this drink is separate the liquids with the ice.
3. Add in 5 oz of orange juice. Pour on to the bar spoon to slow the flow of liquid onto the ice.
4. Add in a bit more ice at this point, the ice level should be above the liquid.
5. Add in 2 oz of vodka.
6. Next, the secret ingredient! Add in one spoonful of lime juice. Then put the strainer on your shaker.
7. Set up your 5 double shot glasses.
8. With your cocktail shaker and strainer in place, pour a 1/2 oz of blue curacao down the edge of the shaker.
9. Get a good grip on the shaker and start pouring immediately!
Now, let’s build this drink!
First, pour a 1/2 oz shot of grenadine into the bottom of your cocktail shaker. Next, layer in several inches of ice. The trick with this drink is separate the liquids with the ice.
Then, add in 5 oz of orange juice. Pour on to the bar spoon to slow the flow of liquid onto the ice. Next, add in a bit more ice at this point, the ice level should be above the liquid.
Add in 2 oz of vodka.
Next, its time for a secret ingredient: one bar spoon full of lime juice. Layer this on top of the vodka. Add in more ice. At this point, you just want enough room for the cocktail strainer to fit on the shaker.
Now, here’s the performance piece. Set up your 5 double shot glasses and gather that crowd. With your cocktail shaker and strainer in place, pour ½ oz of blue curacao down the edge of the shaker.
Get a good grip on the shaker and start pouring immediately! The blue curacao is heavy and will just sink to the bottom – so you need to pour those shots ASAP to get the colors.
And there you have it. Your next party trick, in the form of a cocktail rainbow.
Do you have a cocktail-themed party trick? Tell us your talent in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!