Jellybean shooter, a springtime must

Jellybeans don’t just come in Easter baskets anymore.

This shooter will knock you on your rump, so pay attention. Pour half an ounce of the blackberry brandy into a shot glass, filling it about a third of the way. Slowly pour in a third of a shot of Sambuca, which will layer it due to the differing densities of the alcohols. Layer the Southern Comfort on top.

Sit back and admire your handiwork if you got it right. Layering is difficult if you’ve never done it before.

The scent of this Jelly Bean shot is sweet and a little fruity. Drink it all in one gulp — you’re not meant to taste it until after you swallow.

Once you do though, there’s an immediate burn from the brandy. It’s not horrible, and it paves the way for the delectable jellybean taste that follows. Sambuca is an anise-flavored liqueur, and what else does anise flavor? Licorice. This flavor morphs the sweetness of the blackberry brandy and SoCo into something exactly like a jellybean. It’s uncanny and delicious.

Whether you get the layering correct or not doesn’t affect the flavor, so don’t despair if you mess it up. You’ll have a delicious and relatively strong shooter either way.

Drink: Jelly Bean

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Ingredients: Blackberry brandy, Sambuca, Southern Comfort

ABV: ~37.33%

Rating: 5/5