Drink the Fat
In Season 3, Episode 2, TOW No One’s Ready, we had two basic choices for cocktail themes: a glass of chicken fat or red pepper hummus and crackers.
Heather was up for a hummus martini, but Elizabeth … not so much. Instead, we opted to “drink the fat.” We looked up layered cocktails that we thought would mimic the layers of, well, fat in Monica’s glass of chicken fat. The B-52 is the most classic layered drink — shot, actually — that we found. It calls for Kahlua, Bailey’s, and Grand Marnier.
Neither of us had Grand Marnier on hand, so Elizabeth started playing around with the contents of her liquor cabinet, trying various combinations of Kahlua, Amarula, Fireball, Godiva Dark, triple sec… with varying degrees of layering success.
Then Heather was a GENIUS and found a gravity chart for layering drinks — brilliant! — and noticed that rums were among some of the lightest liquors. We ended up going that route — Kahlua on the bottom, then Bailey’s/Amarula, then rum. HD chose toasted coconut rum, EB went with plain old white rum.
This was definitely a good decision. In tasting some of her failed concoctions, Elizabeth noticed they were just too sweet. But having a “straight” liquor — as opposed to a liqueur — on the top layer helped cut through some of the sweetness.
Note: Neither of us had a simple shot glass, so we ended up using larger quantities of alcohol, making this more appropriate as a sipper than a shooter. We recommend layering it for the effect, then chilling (or shaking over ice), mixing, and sipping.
DRINK THE FAT
Equal parts: Kahlua, Bailey’s/Amarula, and Rum
Pour the Kahlua into the bottom of your glass.
Float the Bailey’s or Amarula on top. (Go here to learn how.)
Float the rum on top.