How to make Rose Simard’s Rainbow Cocktail

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We are seeing rainbows all over Montréal – drawings in windows, illuminated buildings and bridges – symbols of hope and solidarity as we navigate the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 crisis.

Since we’re staying inside these days, lots of locals have been experimenting in the kitchen and cooking with family and housemates to keep their spirits up. And what could be better to add an extra dash of sunshine to your Happy Hour at home than a Rainbow Cocktail?

Rose Simard is a Montréal entrepreneur and the founder 1 ou 2 Cocktails, a media platform that invites friends and family to come together to share the fun of creating colourful, flavourful cocktails (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

Her Rainbow Cocktail using Québec-made spirits has been a big hit on her Instagram and Facebook accounts and on her YouTube channel. Her recipe, taken from her video, is below. Follow her for more delicious drinks that you can make at home to brighten up your day.

Rose Simard’s Rainbow Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Raspberry liqueur, Maison Sivo (or grenadine)
  • Minneola juice (or orange juice)
  • Loop Gin (or vodka)
  • Blue Curaçao
  • Ice cubes
  • Slice of lemon or orange to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Choose a tall slim glass.
  • Start with the red syrup, usually grenadine, but in this recipe, Rose uses Maison Sivo raspberry liqueur. Judging by eye, pour to fill about 1/6 or the glass.
  • Add one or two ice cubes to start building your layers, being careful not to splash.
  • Next, add orange juice, slowly, over the back of a spoon to avoid mixing the colours. The glass should be about half full.
  • Using a long-necked spoon or a chopstick, very gently mix the two layers to soften the line between the two colours.
  • To make the green layer, pour about a shot (1.5 ounces) of gin or vodka (Rose uses Loop Gin) into a separate small glass. Add about a shot (1.5 ounces) of Blue Curaçao. Mix well. The Blue Curaçao mixture will blend with the orange juice to make your green layer, fading upwards to blue.
  • Before adding the Blue Curaçao blend, gently add two more ice cubes.
  • Slowly add the blue Curaçao blend and watch it blend. You can also (carefully!) go in with a long-necked spoon or chopstick to blend the line between the orange juice / blue Curaçao layers if you don't see enough green.
  • Add an ice cube or two, if needed, to raise the level of the drink to the top of the glass.
    Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange, if desired.
  • Serve with a straw (ideally, a reusable one) and voilà!

Québec products used in Rose Simard’s recipe, available at SAQ outlets

Gin LOOP - Loop Mission

Raspberry liqueur - Maison Sivo

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