Pousse Caf


  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Coffee liqueur (e.g. Kahlúa)
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 1 oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 1 oz Cognac


  1. Pour the grenadine into a Pousse Café glass.
  2. Using the back of a spoon, pour the coffee liqueur slowly over the grenadine to create the next layer.
  3. Continue to layer the Green Chartreuse, then the Yellow Chartreuse, and finally the Blue Curacao, making sure to pour each liqueur slowly over the back of the spoon to create distinct layers.
  4. Warm the brandy and cognac for a few seconds and carefully ignite it with a lighter. Pour the flaming mixture over the back of the spoon to top off the cocktail.

Note: It’s essential to pour each ingredient slowly and carefully over the back of the spoon to create distinct, colorful layers. The higher the alcohol by volume content of the liqueur, the easier it will be to create distinct layers. Enjoy this visually stunning and sophisticated cocktail with caution.