G.O.P. Up in Flames

Piqued your interest, or maybe your ire? The G.O.P does not refer to the Republican Party, but the Ginger Orange Pomegranate flavors of the drink. When the “up in flames” contest was announced, I knew I wanted to make a flaming pousse-café. I looked through my liquor selection, and determined I wanted to combine Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur with PAMA pomegranate liqueur. I needed a bridge (both in color and flavor) and since I had some fresh oranges I added orange juice to the mix. The flavor combo worked well, but was a bit sweet and not boozy enough. The color combo was nice, but the PAMA ended up in the middle instead of on top – I wanted more of an ombre effect with clear on bottom, orange in middle, and red on top. Vodka to the rescue on both counts. By mixing PAMA and vodka I was able to layer it on top of the orange juice and improve the balance of flavor. A small layer of hundred proof vodka on top gave me the flames I wanted
G.O.P. Up in Flames
G.O.P. Up in Flames

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Ingredients

  • 1/2

    ounce ginger liqueur

  • 3/4

    ounces fresh orange juice, strained to remove pulp

  • 1/2

    ounce pomegranate liqueur

  • 1/2

    ounce vodka (80 or 100 proof based on preference)

  • additional 100 proof vodka (or other high proof clear liquor)

Directions

Pour ginger liqueur into 2.5 oz tall & skinny shot-type glass. Rest spoon inside glass with convex surface up, and tip resting on inner side of glass. Very carefully and slowly pour orange juice onto spoon so that it runs down inner side of glass in a gentle stream. The slower this happens the better the separation of layers. Mix pomegranate liqueur and vodka together, and pour into glass carefully using the same process as the orange juice. Pour a thin layer of the high proof vodka onto the surface of the pomegranate layer. Dim the lights, and light your shot.

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