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This is one of the best party tricks I've ever seen. There's nothing like a good magic show and Rainbow Shots definitely deliver - when you pour seven different colored shots out of the same shaker right in front of your guests eyes?!! A perfect presto.

How it works: The different densities of the four liquids used to make these, allow the separate liquids (i.e.: colors) to stack up in the shaker. As the shots are poured out, slight blending occurs between the layers creating the transitional colors like orange and green.

Note: All the shots will not have equal amounts of alcohol, nor will they all taste equally awesome. (ex: the red will be mostly grenadine. Ew.) This is more meant to be an "oohh, aaaahhh" party moment that comes before the really tasty, if less magical, drinks are served...

And the best thing? With just a little practice they're surprisingly easy to make. So let's go chase that rainbow!

Step 1: Supplies

Ingredients

  • 6oz Pineapple juice
  • 1/2oz grenadine
  • 1oz vodka
  • 3/4oz blue curaçao
  • crushed ice

Tools

  • metal shaker*
  • double jigger
  • cocktail strainer
  • 7 shot glasses
  • big spoon
  • unicorn head (optional - but I mean, where do you think rainbows come from? So maybe not optional...)

*I used a glass one to make this Instructable more clear, but to maintain the mystery when doing this in front of others, a non-transparent/steel one is best.

<p>cool</p>
<p>I alredy saw that on polish chanel &quot;5 sposbow na&quot; :</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WyjwX-IFp98 - Published 10.1.2015" width="500"></iframe></p>
<p>Ohh I've seen these, I've always wanted to make themmmm! Very nice explanation. Good and clear.Thank you!</p>
<p>Are those drinks too strong?</p>
<p>Amazing! I can't believe you did this in one pour! I feel like we need to have a rainbow party at the Pier!</p>
<p>Tremendress Rainbow Party!</p>
<p>please. </p>
a good idea :D
<p>yeayer!</p>
<p>Nice, but I would never let this be served at the club I managed. The flavor, and color is varied, but so is the alcohol content. No way of telling how much is in each. Controlled portions are one of the best tools you can use for many reasons, including the safety of your patrons.</p>
<p>One possible way to remove the alcohol content difference is to mix the vodka with each ingredient separately first. You would need to have a separate set of bottles just for this though, so that there aren't any additional steps needed at runtime.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/alwarrete/7671713272/" rel="nofollow">https://www.flickr.com/photos/alwarrete/7671713272...</a></p><p>Just with food colouring</p>
I swear I've seen that bartender before, did he work the 3AM shift on the beach in Jamaica?<br>Seriously that was fun thank you for posting.
<p>I want to try this! Great job!</p>
<p>Amazing, simple and elegance in one! Thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>it's <strong>great</strong> .... &amp; you <em><strong>slayed</strong> me</em> with that head!</p><p>bet you get a lot of guys that way! <strong>;:^D</strong></p>
<p>That was COOL!</p>
<p>Very creative and well executed. I originally thought you would have various food coloring in each shot glass and just pour vodka or gin into them. Back in high school, our neighbor added flavoring as well and called them 'skittle shots'</p>
<p>I LOVE THIS. The Unicorn head is an absolute MUST ;-)</p>
<p>I completely agree. ; )</p>
<p>wrap the pitcher in a towel to make it more mysterious</p>
<p>That would totally work. Or you can use a metal shaker, like the one I used in the first pour, to keep the mystery alive.</p>
<p>Excellent Instructable and video &hellip; will definitely give this <br>one try ... Thanks!</p>
<p>Thanks rbrodie!</p>
some shots won't even have the alcohol<br>
<p>True, but once you're done wowing everyone with your mad magic skills, you can pour the shots back into the shaker, shake it, and re-pour for more even everything distribution.</p>
<p>That is trippy!! And SO fun! </p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
Amazing! Although I am kind of freaked out by the unicorn head...
<p>Do the different layers taste different? Different alcohol content? Which one is the best?!</p>
<p>best 'ible!! love it, now I want to try this at a party! thanks for sharing your magic! </p>
<p>Thanks peppypickle! These are really so much fun to make. I'd love to see your results!</p>

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