Difford's Guide



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Measuring jigger


There are approximately 95 calories in one serving of Pousse-Café.

Styles & Flavours

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Serve in a

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How to make:

Refrigerate ingredients then LAYER in chilled glass by carefully pouring in the following order.

14 fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
14 fl oz Coffee liqueur
14 fl oz Giffard Peppermint Pastille
14 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
14 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
14 fl oz White overproof rum

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Our Comment:

The amount of sugar in each liqueur and their temperature will impact their specific gravity and so how successfully they layer. This is more a test of patience and a steady hand than a drink.


A pousse-café is now a term for any multi-layered cocktail. The term originally seems to have been a general term for a mixture of liqueurs and/or spirits served after dinner, and most probably originated in France.

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