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Buttery Nipple Shot Recipe

Do you love fun shots? I do, and I especially adore the Buttery Nipple shot.

It’s a delicious shot made with Baileys Irish Cream that tastes like chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch all in one.

If you are a fan of sweet shot recipes and love silly names, then this is the shot for you.

Whip up a batch of these tasty treats for your next party and they will be gone before you know it!

Buttery Nipple shot

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Buttery Nipple Shot Recipe

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When you are looking for a fun shot to try, these Buttery Nipple shots will get the party started. They taste like dessert and are extremely easy to make.

All you need is Baileys Irish Cream and Butterscotch schnapps to make this tasty layered shot recipe. 

The Buttery Nipple Shot Is

  • Sweet
  • A shot for people who hate shots
  • Easy to make
  • Fun

What is in a Buttery Nipple?

Buttery Nipple Shot

If you like shots made with Baileys then you will love the Buttery Nipple and possible all of the different versions there are of this type of shot including the famous Slippery Nipple Cocktail Recipe

The most well-known Buttery Nipple Shot contains the following:

  • 1/2 shot glass Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1/2 shot glass Baileys Irish Cream (or similar Irish Cream drink)
  • how to make a buttery nipple

What tools do I need to make a Buttery Nipple?

As this is a layered shot, you don’t need to mix anything in a cocktail shaker to make this shot recipe. 

All you need is a shot glass and a steady hand to pour the drinks in order. A cocktail spoon can come in handy to help you pour the second layer into the glass smoothly.

How To Make The Buttery Nipple 

Step 1:Layer the alcohol

directions for making a buttery nipple

Pour the butterscotch schnapps into a shot glass until it is half full., then pour the Baileys on top so that the two liquids do not mix.

Step 2:

Carefully pour the Bailey’s onto the butterscotch schnapps using a spoon or a cocktail spoon to keep your  pour steady. 

Pour your Bailey's into the shot glass to make your buttery nipple


The classic garnish for the buttery nipple is to add a quick squirt of whipped cream to the top of your shot. You can also leave it ungarnished. 

how to garnish a Buttery Nipple shot

Variations of the Buttery Nipple Recipe

Butterscotch shot recipe

The “nipple” class of shot has lots of variations including:

Dirty Nipple Shot Recipe

The Dirty Nipple shot is the next level for the buttery nipple. Make sure to pour the alcohol in order to create the laying effect. 

  • 1/3 Shot Glass Kahlua
  • 1/3 shot glass Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Top the glass with Baileys/Irish Cream

A lot of people wonder if Kahlua and Baileys are the same. The truth is, they are totally different.

Baileys is an Irish whisky based creamy liqueur  whereas, Kahlua is a Mexican coffee liqueur made with rum and coffee. 

Slippery Nipple Shot

If you like Sambuca, then the slippery nipple is for you. Click here for the full recipe and instructions.

Golden Nipple Shot

Another shot variation is the Golden Nipple. It is nice if you like the taste of cinnamon and is a great shot for the fall and winter. 

  • 1/2 shot glass Goldschlager
  • 1/2 shot glass Irish Cream/Baileys
Buttery Nipple
Yield: 1

Buttery Nipple Shot Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

The Buttery Nipple is an easy to make layered shot recipe that is always a hit at parties and gatherings.


  • 1/2 shot glass of Butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 shot glass of Bailey's Irish cream
  • Whipped Cream for Garnish


  1. Fill your shot glass halfway with the butterscotch schnapps
  2. Using a spoon to steady your hand, slowly pour the Bailey's on top to create a layer.
  3. Top with whipped cream if desired

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