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Butterball Cocktail | Bring it on

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
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

I conceived this cocktail because I wanted to make a martini-like drink from the layered shot I have made with the same name. I still make the butterball shot. 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?

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Have you smelled butterscotch schnapps before? So 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 are kind enough to indulge me.

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 be decadent.
  • Even though Baileys has cream in it, 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.
Vertical view of the creamy cocktail in the martini glasses and coupe
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

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. (A)

Step two

Measure 4 ounces of butterscotch schnapps. (B)

Left - butterscotch schnapps, baileys, cream and galssware in the back. Right - butterscotch schnapps measured out
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Step three

Measure 4 ounces of Bailey Irish cream. (C)

Step four

Measure 4 ounces of half and half. (D)

Bailey's Irish cream and half and half measured out
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Step five

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

Classic martini glass filled with the creamy drink in front with the other two glasses in the background
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Let’s look at the vertical view.

Vertical view of the creamy cocktail in the martini glasses and coupes
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

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 8 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 in 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. 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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

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