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.

1/4 fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
1/4 fl oz Coffee liqueur
1/4 fl oz Giffard Peppermint Pastille crème de menthe
1/4 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
1/4 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1/4 fl oz White overproof rum

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Our review:

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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