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Layered Rocket Cocktail

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The Layered Rocket is a visually striking cocktail that dazzles with its vibrant layers of color and flavors. This refreshing drink combines the sweet, fruity notes of grenadine, the citrusy tang of blue curaçao, the smooth kick of vodka, and the zesty taste of lemonade. Served over a glass filled with crushed ice, it not only looks like a treat but also provides a delightful balance of sweetness and tartness that is perfect for any occasion.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip, the Layered Rocket greets you with the sweet, syrupy essence of grenadine, which slowly transitions into the crisp, orange-flavored blue curaçao. As you continue to drink, the robust, clean taste of vodka makes its presence known, balancing the sweetness and adding depth to the cocktail.

The lemonade rounds out the experience, offering a refreshing citrus finish that lingers pleasantly on the palate. The layers of flavors in the Layered Rocket provide a dynamic tasting experience. Initially, the sweetness of the grenadine creates a candy-like start, which is beautifully complemented by the tropical notes of the blue curaçao.

The vodka brings a warming sensation that is subtly mellowed by the cooling, tart lemonade, making each sip a delightful journey through different flavor profiles. The crushed ice not only keeps the drink perfectly chilled but also adds a fun, textured component as it melts and integrates with the flavors.

Tips & Tricks

Top off the drink with a splash of sparkling water or soda to add some fizz and make it even more refreshing.

Experiment with flavored vodkas such as citrus or berry to enhance the fruity notes and add complexity.

Blend all the ingredients with ice to create a slushy version of the Layered Rocket, perfect for hot summer days.

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Layered Rocket Cocktail

Layered Rocket Cocktail



  1. In a tall glass add your grenadine, then fill it 2/3 with crushed ice.
  2. In a shaker add ice, vodka, lemonade.
  3. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  4. Strain into prepared glass over the crushed ice.
  5. Slowly pour blue curacao over the back of a spoon, into the drink, so it floats at the top.
  6. Top with more crushed ice (if desired), then garnish with lemon wheel and serve.


This is served as-is, but we really recommend stirring the drink very well before drinking any of it.


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