Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Swampy Floor

Halloween cocktail, black vodka, midori, melon liqueur, layered cocktail


Can you tell I have been into layered cocktails and shooters lately?  I just love the way they look, I can't help myself.

Tomorrow will be here before we know it and along with it will come October.  The first of October is the day that we usually start decorating for Halloween around here.  I have to admit.....we already started.  I don't know.......something about how fast this year is flying by makes me want to start everything early before I miss it.  Which is totally fine with me, that way I get to look at our decorations for a longer time.

Today I wanted to make another fun layered Halloween cocktail so I grabbed these three items and started testing out my layers.  I honestly thought that the Midori would float on top of the orange juice......guess I was wrong.  It doesn't matter, I think it still looks cool.  It tastes pretty darn cool too.  I was afraid that I would get a good shot of the vodka right off the top and that it would make me not want to drink the rest.......wrong again.  Sure I tasted it, but it was good!  I got a little mix of some of the stuff underneath it and that first sip went down pretty smooth.  As did the rest of the sips.

I think my creation would be a fun cocktail to serve at a Halloween party.  You could even have a few of these cocktails layered and ready for your guests as they arrive.

Here is my recipe for a Swampy Floor:

  • 1 ounce melon liqueur
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce black vodka
In a cocktail glass filled 3/4 with ice, pour in the melon liqueur.  Next layer the orange juice on top of that.  Finally layer the black vodka and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Halloween cocktail, black vodka, midori, melon liqueur, layered cocktail


Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Halloween cocktail, black vodka, midori, melon liqueur, layered cocktail


Here's to tomorrow starting the last fourth of the year!

Cheers!!

8 comments:

  1. Love the layered effect - and the Swampy Floor sounds delicious! It would definitely be a hit at a Halloween party. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  2. Love the layered effect - and the Swampy Floor sounds delicious. It would be a real hit at any Halloween party. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  3. Your Swampy Floor drink is perfect for this time of year, very interesting combination. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  4. Another scrumptious cocktail! I love the name. Ha,ha!

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  5. As a South Louisiana girl who lives right next to a Swamp Tours company, I fully appreciate this. Thanks for sharing on Traffic Jam Weekend!

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  6. Looks nice--I'd love to know how you layer it...do they just float on each other?
    Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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    1. Hi Judith! Layering all depends on the sugar content and density of the liquor or liqueur. They do seperate, but you want to "place" one on top of the other.

      You would pour in your first layer, Midori in this cocktail. Next put a spoon with the backside facing up just above the top of the Midori. You want to touch the tip of the spoon to the side of the glass. Then slowly over the backside of the spoon pour your next ingredient (orange juice in this cocktail) sliding the spoon up the glass just enough so that the spoon never touches the top of the cocktail in the glass. Then repeat those same steps with the final ingredient (black vodka).

      Some ingredients are easier to layer then others depending on density.

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