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After Eight Shot Recipe

With a tasty mix of chocolate, coffee and mint, this delicious After Eight Shot is quick and easy to make. Perfect for an after dinner treat, this decadent shot is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party. 

After Eight Shot

Do you love chocolate and mint? If so you are likely a fan of the famous British chocolates, After Eight Mints. These dinner mints are often brought out around the holidays but of course, they taste great year round. 

In this post, you will learn how to make a delicious After Eight Shot that taste exactly like your favorite festive treat. 

The After Eight shot recipe is a classic Creme de Menthe and Baileys shot that is layered to look even cooler. 

With only three ingredients, all you need is a steady hand and you have yourself the perfect “digestif” as the French would say. 

After Eight Shot

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Why you’ll love the After Eight Shot

I am a huge fan of mint chocolate (my favorite ice cream is mint choc chip) and this shot is the perfect mix of sweet and creamy for me. 

If you love mint chocolate candies such as After Eight mints, you will find this shot one of the easiest to drink. Not only is it super simple to make but it looks impressive when served to guests too. 

Plus, as it is not one of the most well-known shots, it will give you a little bit of mixologist clout too. 

This cocktail is perfect for the holidays, or any time you’re in the mood for something festive and fun.

After 8 Shot

This Creme de Menthe and Baileys Shot recipe is:

  • Quick and Easy to make
  • Perfect for Christmas
  • Beautiful to look at
  • Exactly like drinking an After Eight mint

After 8 Shot Ingredients 

It’s all about the layering. A layered shot is a drink that has two or more layers of liquor that do not mix when poured into a glass. 

Layered shots are always popular because they look great, I’ve made a few such as the Traffic Light Shot and the Festive Santa Shot

The layering process begins by pouring the first ingredient into the shot glass, then carefully layering the next ingredient on top with no spillage between them so they can’t mix together.

Repeat this process until you have reached your desired height. 

Here are the ingredients you will need.

  • Kahlua (Tia Maria can be used as substitute)
  • Creme de Menthe
  • Baileys Irish Cream

The great thing about this shot is all you need are shot glasses and a steady hand.  No cocktail mixer or blender are required. 

I use a bartender spoon to help with this part of the pouring process but you can use a teaspoon and some even use the side of a butter knife. 

How To Make An After 8 Shot

Step 1:Pour the Kahlua 

How to make an After Eight Shot

Fill your glass about a third of the way up with Kahlua.

Step 2: Second layer

After Eight Shot Ingredients

Slowly pour the Creme de Menthe into the shot glass using a bartender spoon or a teaspoon to guide you. Try to pour it on the side of the glass to make it less likely to mix with the Kahlua. 

You want the Creme de Menthe to fill another third of your shot glass. 

Step 3: Third and last layer 

How to make an After Eight Shot

Again using a bartender spoon to assist, carefully add the Baileys to fill your glass. 

Rest your shot for a few minutes or two before you serve it to let the layers settle. 

Bear in mind that you likely won’t get three clear layers like with shots such as the Mexican Flag Shot.

With this shot recipe, the Creme de Menthe will be a smaller layer just peaking out from the Baileys and Kahlua. 

After Eight Shot

How To Garnish Your Chocolate Mint Shot

As you can see from the photos, I went simple and garnished my glass with half of an After Eight chocolate.

Just cut in half diagonally with a knife and then make a small slit in the chocolate so that it balances on your glass. 

How to Make An After 8 shot


After Eight Shot
Yield: 1

After Eight Shot

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes

This chocolate and mint shot recipe tastes exactly like an After Eight dinner mint. It is the perfect dessert drink when you fancy something extra special.


  • 2/3 oz Kahlua
  • 2/3 oz Green Creme de Menthe
  • 2/3 oz Baileys Irish Test


  1. Slow pour the Kahlua into the shot glass as your first layer
  2. Gently add the Creme de Menthe using a bartender spoon or teaspoon to help guide and assist in the pouring. This is your second layer.
  3. Third layer is the Baileys. Using the same bartender spoon or teaspoon, slowly and gently add to the shot glass.


You can use clear Creme de Menthe but you won't get the same great layered look as with the green version.

Let the shot rest for a few minutes before serving so that the layers can become more defined.

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