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.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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