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Welcome to the Sunday Night Shooter’s Edition of Common Man Cocktails. I’m your host Derrick Schommer and today we have the most obnoxious bottle in the world, this one. This is a Galliano, we’re going to be making a Pousse Café Layered style shot and it’s going to be a shooter and it’s going to be called the Traffic Light. And there’s a reason, if you look at the colors, at least in United States and I know in London, in Germany these are the colors you see on, in the traffic lights, they use yellow a lot more over there.
But before we do that I just wanted to also mention, we started this, this week, the contest for POM Wonderful. We just move that out of the way because that’s just obnoxious. If you want to win a 16 ounce bottle of POM Wonderful and a cool POM Pourer for one of your alcohols, we’re going to have 3 winners. Go to EverydayDrinkers.TV, leave a comment if you use POM Wonderful in your drinks, if not, why, be honest, there’s nothing to say why, you know give us a good reason; I’m just looking for, to inspire conversation and enlightenment. Leave a comment and you’re going to be in the random drawing for the end of the month where we’ll give this away if you live in the United States or Canada.
Now let’s go on with this layered shot. What we have here is Midori, the Galliano, crazy thing and some, what’s that stuff called?—Grenadine, and we’re going to first put in the grenadine; this got a little friggy on me. So let’s just pour the grenadine in because this is cool to watch. If you’re into experimental drinks and you just like to see funny things, this is kind of funny. So we’re going to do this, then we’re going to put in the Galliano which is yellow. Now of course, as we do, we’re going to layer it by pouring the alcohol over the back of a spoon thus making a cool layer or so we hope. We have yet to odd really fail, we’ve had a couple of cloudy ones but nothing substantial in the realm of failure. And so what we’re going end up with is a red and yellow, we hope.
So we’ve got, yes we got a red and yellow, and then, well actually this, see now just to prove it, red, yellow, right? So we’re going to layer the green on top. Let’s just pour that slowly over the back of a spoon. Ever so slowly and carefully like we’re surgeons or people that do things slowly, mimes, some people in cars drives slowly, I don’t like that too much. Okay that’s layered.
Now, can you see that? If you look over here, what you’re going to see is the yellow, is on top. Now if I recall, I just layered, nearly this, I layered the green last right? I did do that last? Is that not a lie? But the green’s in the middle. That was totally not something I had expected the first time I tried this layer. I figured there are going to be on the right order so technically, this is a traffic light gone bad, but it’s just how the alcohols happen to layer. Some, I haven’t yet found a good view of what the traffic light looks like in the right order. I’ve had heard of reverse traffic lights and I think those used cranberry to layer on top rather than the grenadine which tends to always sink. I don’t know anything that the grenadine has layered on yet, may be we’ll get there someday.
But what we have is a pretty neat little drink here, it kind of looks like—I’m really impressed because they’re so fine, there’s absolutely no blur at all. Smells like, I don’t know what this is, I have no idea what Galliano is, it smells kind of cool though. Let’s give it a try.
Wow that’s weird. Okay, first stuff, the first thing I really tasted was gin, like on the mid-palate, right when I drank it, it was like the melon, gin, then grenadine and then fire, a little bit of fire, nothing much, I think that’s actually from the melon. It’s got a rich like sugary, sweet fire, not like alcohol fire. You don’t really get, this isn’t a drink where somebody’s really in, don’t/doesn’t like intense alcohol, they’re not, don’t worry about that, you’re not really going to get an intense alcohol. You’re just getting 3 really unique flavors, all kind of, one by one like a, I don’t know, a Ferris wheel of flavors. There Ferris wheel of flavors, that’s new.
It’s kind of neat, I think the presentation out beats the taste, if you like Midori, actually what I’m getting right now is a lot of Midori after taste. Jennifer likes Midori like Melon ball, what do you call it? Midori Sour? Midori Sour is a good drink, so if you like that, I think that, that sour makes the Midori. Then this might be a neat shooter, realistically, if you’re having a party, wicked cool to be able to show this off, because it’s just kind of neat looking, it’s got the colors, wicked cool, it’s what where I’ve knowing on.
Plus you need to have this. I literally bought this for this recipe but don’t worry, if you’re thinking, I’m not going to buy this, first stuff, it’s obnoxious, secondly, I don’t know what else to use it for. There’s going to future recipes with this coming up at least in the next week, so if you’re not ready to buy that, that’s cool. You’ll have a reason in the couple of weeks, once we have enough recipes in the books.
I guess that’s it, check out AwesomeDrinks.com for cool shot glasses like this. I’m your host Derrick Schommer for the Sunday Night Shooter’s Edition, Common Man Cocktails, we’re teaching how to drink.