Pousse Café Cocktail
Serve in a Pousse Café glass
- 1/4 oz grenadine
- 1/4 oz dark crème de cacao
- 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
- 1/4 oz orange curaçao
- 1/4 oz green crème de menthe
- 1/4 oz parfait amour
- 1/2 oz cognac
Tools & Equipment
How to Make
- Carefully layer each ingredient on top of each in the order given above.
Here’s a group of cocktails that you may or may not be making very often… The pousse-café literally means push coffee in French. It doesn’t translate very well into English because basically, it’s a category of layered drinks. Although the recipe I’ve shown is the classic pousse café recipe, there are several variations.
The B-52 shot that you’ll see in shooter section is example of a pousse café.
Most of the time, pousse cafés look great but they don’t taste very nice. The recipe below is an example of a beautifully layered pousse café, that doesn’t taste… you get the point.
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