Layer is a technique that calls for layering the ingredients of a drink one on top of the other in a glass or a glass coffee cup.  Once you know how heavy the various ingredients are, start by layering the heaviest ingredient first all the way to the lightest one, thus creating layers of different colours.

Find out how to make a Floating Coffee.


Handy tip

If you want to top a drink off with a layer of liquid cream (as in Irish Coffee), shake the cream lightly in a Cobbler Shaker without any ice so that it takes on tiny air bubbles that will make it lighter and float more easily on the top.