Could anyone tell me what is the name of the cocktail with largest number of layers in a layered drink and in which order the various liqueurs are poured into it?

A layered (or "stacked") drink, sometimes called a pousse-café, is a kind of cocktail in which the slightly different densities of various liqueurs are used to create an array of colored layers, typically two to seven. - Wikipedia.

  • I've seen up to 7 layers of rum in a zombie - alternating lights and darks.
    – warren
    Jun 10, 2016 at 17:03

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The most layers I have seen (and drunk) is the Pousse Cafe No. 1 - with 6 layers.

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It has equal measures of 6 liqueurs and spirits:

  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino
  • Creme De Menthe
  • Creme De Violette
  • Yellow Chartreuse
  • Brandy

Pouring uses the usual layer process - pour down the back of a spoon...very gently, so you don't mix with the previous layer.

Pic from epicurious.com

  • A friend of mine mentioned a 7 layer one, but I can't find any reference to it online
    – Rory Alsop
    Jun 5, 2016 at 17:42
  • How would you recommend drinking this?
    – Ken Graham
    Jun 5, 2016 at 20:15
  • Well, although there are some 3 layer drinks that are shooters, to me the art of a layered drink means it should be appreciated. Sip it.
    – Rory Alsop
    Jun 5, 2016 at 21:10
  • @RoryAlsop - you may be looking for my answer below
    – warren
    Jun 10, 2016 at 17:04

Does this count?

12-Layer Pousse Café

  • grenadine

  • creme de cassis

  • green creme de menthe

  • maraschino liqueur

  • elderflower liqueur

  • orange curacao

  • benedictine

  • yellow chartreuse

  • green chartreuse

  • fernet branca

  • cognac

  • over-proof rum

MxMo: Pousse Café

Here is a seven-layered Pousse Café:

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  • 1/4 shot grenadine
  • 1/4 shot dark crème de cacao
  • 1/4 shot maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 shot orange curaçao
  • 1/4 shot green crème de menthe
  • 1/4 shot parfait amour
  • 1/2 shot cognac

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