Not to be confused with something out of an episode of “Swamp People,” “Sex with an Alligator” is a tasteful treat, although somewhat difficult to create. This layered drink mixes the sweetness of raspberry, the sourness of lemon and the unmistakably bitter-yet-spicy taste of Jager into a single glass.
Anyone can add ingredients into a glass, but to create this particular drink, one must use discipline to achieve the desired blend. After creating the first layer, you should add the remaining two by holding a spoon upside down over the shot glass, and then, slowly pour. The idea is a water fountain effect. If done correctly, there should be a distinctive line separating the Jager from the Midori/sour middle, with the raspberry layer slowly protruding up from the bottom.
Provided you don’t slam it down, you will first be treated to the spices found in the Jager before suddenly being hit with the sour bite of lemon. Toward the end, you’ll experience the much smoother flavor of raspberry, while still maintaining the lemon aftertaste. If you can ask for it at your local bar with a straight face, more power to you. If not, practice that layering.
1/2 ounce Midori lemon liquor
1/2 ounce sweet and sour mix
1/2 ounce raspberry liquor
1/2 ounce Jagermeister liquor
1. In a mixing glass filled with ice, add the Midori and sweet and sour mix. Cover, and shake. Then, seep mixture into a heavy shot glass.
2. Carefully add the raspberry liquor (this should sink, creating the lower layer).
3. Again, carefully add the Jagermeister, forming the top layer.
4. Throw it back or sip to enjoy the flavor explosions found in each layer.