Anne Fleming is proudly queer, which informs her new collection, poemw (Pedlar Press). As a result, poemw is unapologetically quirky. poemw is proudly other. poemw is the perfect choice for Pride reading. Put your bartending skills to the test with the perfect rainbow cocktail, with five distinct layers of flavour to satisfy all thirst.
Happy Pride, Canada!
What You’ll Need:
1/2 oz grenadine
1/2 oz strawberry liqueur
2 ¼ oz pineapple juice
1 1/4 oz lemonade
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz midori
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz blue curacao
What to Do:
Add ice to your shaker then pour in the pineapple juice. Shake briefly to chill juice then pour into tall glass.
Back with your shaker, add grenadine and strawberry liqueur to mix together. Tilt the glass to one side, and slowly add your grenadine and strawberry liqueur mixture to the cold juice. The red layer should sink, and you will see red, orange, and yellow layers.
Again with your shaker, mix the lemonade and triple sec together. Using a cocktail layering tool (or a large spoon) add the lemonade layer to the top of cocktail. Using the layering tool, add the Midori to the top of your cocktail.
Finally, mix the vodka and blue curacao in the shaker before adding it as the final layer to the top of your cocktail glass using the layering tool.
What to Read:
Read an excerpt from poemw by Anne Fleming here.
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