Being that June is pride month and that this weekend Toronto is hosting massive events like The Trans March, The Dyke March and The Pride Parade to mark it, I've decided I needed to do something to mark Pride in my own way.  Last year I made a rainbow striped cheesecake to take to a friend's pride BBQ.  This year I've decided to celebrate with a festive rainbow pride shot.  In my life, I am lucky enough to be surrounded by a diverse group of people and I love that.  I try not to see the differences between us but instead embrace our sameness.  The one common theme between us all is that we all want to be happy and to live our lives in whatever way and with whomever makes that possible.  I'm so thankful that I live in a place where people are free to do just that.  My wish for all my pals is that their lives are filled with peace, love and happiness always – So this shot of pride is for any of my friends that are enjoying a weekend of festivities whether they are gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender or straight. Cheers to you all!

Here's what you'll need:


1.5 oz pineapple juice 

.25 oz grenadine

1.5 oz McGuinness Blue Curacao

.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka


(serves 2)



Pour half the pineapple juice into each shot glass then add half the grenadine into each glass and allow it to settle to the bottom.  Mix the blue curacao and vodka together then using a spoon to help break the surface tension slowly pour half the blue curacao and vodka mixture into each shot glass. 



Make sure all your ingredients are well chilled that way once you pour your shot you can enjoy it straight away.  If you are patient, you can of course make it then chill it afterwards but really who wants to make a drink then not drink it?


Layered shots take practice so don't be disappointed if the first few don't turn out.  All that means is that you get to quickly down your work and try again.  Just slow down when pouring and you'll get the hang of it eventually and if not at least you'll have fun getting rid of the evidence.


You'll notice there is no purple layer in my shot, sadly there simply wasn't enough room for it but this shot still packs an amazing visual impact and is so tasty you won't even miss the purple.




This very tasty shot of pride is creation is courtesy of Laurie Martel - No, I'm not a chef but I love cooking, baking, mixing cocktails and sharing my creations as a way to express myself.