A buttery nipple shot is a sweet pre-drink, after-dinner, or dessert cocktail that features the flavors of butterscotch and Irish cream.
Prep Time1 minutemin
Total Time1 minutemin
Keyword: Buttery Nipple Shot Recipe
½ounceBaileys original Irish cream liqueur,chilled
You will need a 1½-ounce shot glass and a cocktail stirring spoon.
First, you will pour the chilled butterscotch schnapps into your shot glass.
Next, holding the cocktail stirring spoon with the bottom side facing up, hold it at a slight angle right at the inside edge of the shot glass just above the butterscotch schnapps.
Slowly pour the chilled Baileys Irish cream liqueur into the center of the flipped-over spoon, so it carefully flows into the shot glass. You want to pour very slowly so that the two layers do not mix as best as possible.
Finally, you will want to drink your buttery nipple shot all at once. This is not a drink that is meant to be sipped.
You want to be sure that your butterscotch schnapps and Baileys Irish cream liqueur are very cold. This makes these buttery nipple shots taste so much better when they are chilled. Since no ice is added, you will need to refrigerate your bottles for at least 12 to 24 hours before making these shots. You can also chill your shot glass if desired.
You can increase this easy shot recipe for as many people as you want to serve. I suggest if you are making more than one, then you add the butterscotch liqueur to all the shot glasses and then add the Irish cream layer to each shot glass.
When choosing your shot glass, be sure it will hold at least 1½ ounces which is a standard size. I like to use the taller, more narrow, and heavy-bottomed, shooter-style clear shot glass for this slippery nipple shot, as I think the layers look prettier and more substantial. Any 1½ ounce-capacity shot glass will work, though.
If you do not have a cocktail stirring spoon, you can use a small dinnerware teaspoon, and it will work just the same. Using the back of the spoon helps disperse the Irish cream liqueur so that it is not a steady stream when poured, which may make the two liquids combine. If you want to skip the spoon altogether, that is fine. It will not have as pretty of a layered look, but it will still taste delicious (like a hard butterscotch candy).
It may be easier to pour your ½ ounce of Baileys Irish cream into a second shot glass to help you to pour it steadily over the spoon. I find that if I am pouring from a measuring jigger, then I tend to spill.