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Drinking this butterball cocktail is like drinking your dessert. Its creamy, buttery taste is so delicious you’ll want to have more than one, so remember to sip.

The creamy cocktail in three glasses. A classic glass, a coupe and a Nick and Nora glass

I conceived this cocktail because I wanted to make a martini-like drink from the layered shot I have made in the past with the same name. I still make the butterball shot. In fact, it is one of my favorites and in my opinion, the tastiest of layered shots.

I know you won’t be surprised since I talk about cocktails and alcohol a lot, but did you know that I’m apt to smell liquor; that is, if I won’t be caught and look like a crazy person?

Have you smelled butterscotch schnapps before? Sooooo good. Another great-smelling liquor is caramel vodka. Glorious.

I can also be obnoxious by making people smell liquor that I think smells delicious. I know: weird. But people seem to like it and they are really kind to indulge me.

I also enjoy having people smell the difference between a low quality, a mid level and a premium liquor. There really is a difference.

You didn’t know that about me, did you? Aren’t you glad you know now?

Okaaaaay. Moving on.

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Helpful tips

  • Use whatever dairy product you prefer. I use the half and half in this recipe when I’m in the mood for a richer tasting cocktail, but I have made this cocktail with milk when I want a lighter drink and with cream when I want to really be decadent.
  • Even though Baileys has cream in it and if you don’t want a lot of dairy in the shot, you can also use a non-dairy ‘milk’ by using hemp, soy or almond milk.
  • For an even lighter tasting cocktail, substitute RumChata for Baileys Irish Cream.

How to mix the butterball cocktail

Pre-step

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and get out two martini glasses. After measuring out the ingredients, pour them each in the cocktail shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients:  butterscotch schnapps, Bailey’s Irish cream and half and half.

Butterscotch schnapps, Baileys Irish cream and half and half on the table with a shaker and the glasses

Step two

Measure 4 ounces of butterscotch schnapps.

Butterscotch schnapps measured out with the bottle, shaker and glassware in the background

Step three

Measure 4 ounces of Bailey Irish cream.

Baileys Irish cream measured with the bottle, half filled shaker and glasses

Step four

Measure 4 ounces of half and half.

Half and half measured out with the carton, filled shaker and glassware

Step five

Cap the shaker and shake for 10 seconds. Strain the butterball between the martini glasses.

Classic martini glass filled with the creamy drink in front with the other two glasses in the background

Let’s look at the vertical view.

Vertical view of the creamy cocktail in the martini glasses and coupe

So delicious!

I hope you enjoyed this butterball cocktail recipe.

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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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The creamy cocktail in three glasses. A classic glass, a coupe and a Nick and Nora glass - square

Butterball Cocktail

This cocktail is dangerously delicious! Be careful because you may want to chug it!
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: baileys cocktail, butterball, butterball cocktail, butterscotch cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 367kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • 4 ounces Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 4 ounces half and half (or milk of choice)

Instructions

  • Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice
  • Add schnapps, Bailey’s and half and half
    4 ounces butterscotch schnapps, 4 ounces Bailey’s Irish cream, 4 ounces half and half
  • Cap shaker and shake for 10 seconds and strain contents into glasses
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • Use whatever dairy product you prefer.  I use the half and half in this recipe when I’m in the mood for a richer tasting cocktail, but I have made this cocktail with milk when I want a lighter drink and with cream when I want to really be decadent
  • Even though Baileys has cream in it and if you don’t want a lot of dairy in the shot, you can also use a non-dairy ‘milk’ by using hemp, soy or almond milk.
  • For an even lighter tasting cocktail, substitute RumChata for Baileys Irish Cream

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 60mg
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Originally published April, 2017

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24 Comments

  1. I also have taken on the extremely important role of teaching my nephews about alcohol. It’s an Aunty’s job! I’ve bought them cocktails, champagne, explained everything to them about what’s good and what’s not…. and they both love beer :-/ I on the other hand love a good negroni! This does look delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Now that looks like something I could have today! Now! I love butter scotch and Irish cream.. so this is perfect for me.

  3. I love a creamy cocktail and this looks amazing! I am going to have to try this one ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love butterscotch schnapps and Baileys! Yum Yum Yum, a new cocktail to add to my list

  5. Wonderful recipe.I like this and I think this is very delicious.
    I am going to make this recipe for my family and husband
    Thanks for sharing

  6. Wow, I REALLY like the look of this drink. Love, actually. I would definitely go for the half and half. The richer the better. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

  7. Oh wow!! I love a good cocktail and this one sounds fantastic. I will try it with friends for drinks on Sunday. Cheers

  8. Oh Lainey, you always get my full attention with your creamy cocktails, my favorite! Would love to spend an evening sniffing alcohols with you, I take it there’s a lot to learn from doing so!