Drink Recipes

Many know an Astro Pop as a tasty, layered candy that was once produced by the Spangler Candy Company. When others hear the name, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the layered, frozen treat that was messy to eat, but pretty darned good on a hot summer day.

But here, you won’t find either of those confections. Instead, you’ll find a more adult version of the layered treat that will remind you of your childhood while helping you work on a buzz.

The Astro Pop is a shooter that is created using the layering technique so that the end result looks and tastes much like the pop you might have had when you were a child. There are several recipes for creating an Astro Pop, and each has its own set of ingredients and instructions.

This drink is absolutely our most challenging to make. Begin by layering the ingredients in a cocktail glass. Because of the shape of the glass, you will have to continue to slide your bar spoon up the side of the cocktail glass and pour extremely slowly. Once you have poured all five alcohols, light the top of the drink with a long match - again the shape of the glass poses certain problems. Allow the flame to extinguish, and drink this complex cocktail as a shot.

1 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Créme de Banana
1 oz. Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Vodka 1 oz.
151 Proof Rum

Variation #2
1 oz Absolut® Raspberri vodka
1 oz sweet and sour mix
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur

Add vodka and sour mix to a tumbler with ice to chill. Shake ingredients and pour in a large shot glass. Use Grenadine and allow to sink to the bottom of the glass (pour slowly down the inside of the glass. then allow blue curacao to sink to the middle of the glass (it will sit on top of the grenadine if poured slowly down the inside of the glass). The finished product be red, blue, then white from bottom to top.

Variation #3
1/3 oz grenadine syrup
1/3 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1/3 oz Rumple Minze® peppermint liqueur

Layer all three liqours into shot glass.

Variation #4
1/4 oz. Curacao, blue
3/4 oz. Vodka, orange
3/4 oz. Vodka, raspberry
1/4 oz. Grenadine
1 splash Sour Mix

Shake vodkas and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass. Layer in Grenadine until red is evident at bottom. Layer in Blue Curacao until blue completely separates red from white. Should look and taste like Astropop from the ice cream man!

Variation #5 Astro Pop Shooters
1 oz raspberry vodka
1 oz sweet and sour mix
1/2 oz grenadine
1/2 oz blue curacao

Put vodka and sweet and sour in shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into large shot glass. Slowly pour grenadine over spoon onto side of glass letting it sink to bottom glass. Do the same with the Curacao to sit atop grenadine. Should be layered red, blue and white.

Variation #6
1/4 oz Amaretto
1/4 oz Rumple Minze
1/4 oz Grenadine

Best served in a Shot Glass.

Variation #7
1 shot Banana Liqueur
1 shot Blue Curacao
1 splash Grenadine
1 shot Melon liqueur
1 shot Vodka

Variation #8
Astro Pop® Martini

Four parts vodka
One part Midori Melon Liquor
One part Chambord Raspberry Liquor
Two drops dry vermouth

Variation #9
Astro Pop® Slammers

3/4 oz. Yukon Jack
3/4 oz. Goldschlager
1/4 oz. Midori
1/4 oz. Grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

Variation #10
1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
1/4 oz. Cinnamon Schnapps
1/4 oz. Goldschlager
1/4 oz. Jagermeister
1/4 oz. Midori
1/4 oz. Rumple Minze

Layer in the order given above. It should look like an Astro Pop®.

Variation #11
1 Part grenadine
1 Part Blueberry Passion Schnapps
1 Part melon liqueur
1 Part Ciroc Berry Vodka
1 Part banana liqueur
1 Part Navan cognac
1 Part Red Bull

Chill ingredients individually, then carefully layer into a martini glass in order listed. Garnish with Astro Pop® when available

Variation #12
1 shot Banana Liqueur
1 shot Blue Curacao
1 splash Grenadine
1 shot Melon liqueur
1 shot Vodka