10 Layered Cocktails to Make

Layered cocktails are a delightful treat for both the eyes and the taste buds. These visually stunning drinks are a blend of different colored liquids carefully poured to create distinct layers, making them a hit at any gathering or social event. Crafting a layered cocktail involves a precise pouring technique and an understanding of the specific gravity of each ingredient to ensure that the layers remain separate and visually striking.

The result is a mesmerizing drink that not only looks impressive but also offers a unique sipping experience as you taste each layer individually or combine them for a harmonious flavor medley. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast looking to expand your palate or simply someone who appreciates the artistry of mixology, layered cocktails are sure to captivate and delight.

A Tequila Sunrise layered cocktail in a tropical beach setting. The cocktail is a stunning display of layers, with vibrant orange and deep red hues, resembling a sunrise. It's made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, served in a highball glass, garnished with a slice of orange and a cherry. The background features a breathtaking beach scene at sunrise, with the sun casting a golden glow over the sea, palm trees swaying gently, and the tranquil sound of waves, creating a serene and picturesque atmosphere.

10 Layered Cocktail Recipes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Shake things up with these delicious and eye-catching layered drinks.


  1. Pick your favorite recipe
  2. Gather all the needed ingredients
  3. Prep a layered cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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10 Layered Cocktails to Make
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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A cachaça cocktail in a vibrant Brazilian street festival setting. The cocktail, likely a classic caipirinha, is made with cachaça, lime, and sugar, served in a traditional short glass. The drink is refreshing and has a natural, slightly green hue from the lime. The background captures the energetic atmosphere of a Brazilian street festival, with colorful decorations, lively music, and joyful crowds, reflecting the rich culture and festive spirit of Brazil.

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boozy refreshing de a la louisiane cocktail with rye absinthe and vermouth

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