The Quick Fox is a layered cocktail – three layers, to be precise. Pouring three layers without messing any of them up is slightly tricky and takes a bit of practice. The specific gravity of a liqueur from one brand to the next can also vary.
This cocktail uses Irish cream, a melon liqueur and a coffee liqueur. If you use Bailey’s, Kahlua and Midori, you’ll want the Kahlua on the bottom, followed by the Bailey’s and topped with the Midori. If you use any other brands, as I did here, the layers won’t necessarily settle in the order you expect. However, it doesn’t really affect pouring. When I made the drink pictured here, I poured the coffee liqueur first, and then when I poured the melon liqueur, it sank cleanly to the bottom, straight through the coffee liqueur. So the layering still worked, it just wasn’t in the order I expected.
Check out my video about cocktail layering:
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce Bailey’s
- 1 ounce Midori
Carefully layer the ingredients in a shot glass and serve. Using other brands is absolutely fine, but the layers may not form in the order expected.