Butterball Shot | 12 Shots of Christmas

The butterball is a classic shooter. And since it’s one of the best tasting shots out there, I had to include it with this series. The combination of the two ingredients make for a deliciously buttery taste treat.

Vertical view of the faceted glass filled with layered shot with the other two glasses in the background

This is the eleventh post in my 12 Shots of Christmas series. On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: one Butterball shot, one Mangled Frog shot, one Chocolate-Covered Cherry shot, one Nutcracker shot, one Tootsie Roll shot, one Eggnog shot, one After Eight shot, one Snowball shot, one Black Forest Cake shot, one Chocolate Raspberry Kiss shot and a shot named Peppermint Patty!

As I said above, the butterball shot is one of the tastiest shots I’ve ever had.  I’ve been making this two-ingredient shot for years.  I served it to my nieces and nephews one Christmas when they had all reached the drinking age.  Consensus?  It’s my family’s top shot.

Wait until you try it.  You are going to love it!

By the way, this shot is also called a buttery nipple shot.  I prefer this name.

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Helpful tips

  • If you are going to layer this shot, either use a cocktail spoon or regular iced tea spoon – for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced tea spoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass
  • Always place the spoon bowl side up in the glass, against the side
  • Using a pourer controls the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, just know that you will have to eyeball your quantities because in that case, they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured
  • As with all layered shots, you need to place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up to the lightest

How to make the butterball shot

This recipe is for one shot.  To make multiple shots, you can double or triple the recipe.

Get a shot glass and a cocktail spoon.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – butterscotch schnapps and Baileys.

Baileys and butterscotch schnapps on a black table

Step two

Pour 3/4 ounce butterscotch schnapps in the shot glass.

Butterscotch schnapps poured out in the three shot glasses with the bottle in the background

Step three

Place the spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass.  Slowly pour 3/4 ounce of Baileys over the bowl and into the glass.

Baileys Irish cream layered in the three glasses with the bottle, pourer and spoons in the background

Let’s look at the butterball shot without the bottle in the background.

Vertical view of the faceted glass filled with layered shot with the other two glasses in the background

Below with the tilted glass in front.  It’s a kind of a freaky glass, isn’t it?

Slanted glass filled with the two layered shot. There are the other two glasses in the background

All that is left is to shoot the shot!

I hope you enjoyed this butterball shot recipe!  It’s soooooo good!

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

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The two layered shot in the beveled glass in front of the other two glasses- square

Butterball Shot

Only two ingredients, this butterball shot tastes like a butter rum candy!  So delicious!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baileys shot, butterball shot, butterscotch schnapps, buttery nipple shot, layered shot, shot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 shot
Calories: 124kcal

Ingredients

  • .75 ounce Butterscotch schnapps
  • .75 ounce Baileys Irish Cream

Instructions

  • Pour butterscotch schnapps in the glass
  • Place cocktail spoon with the bowl side up in and against the inside of the glass.  Slowly pour the Baileys over the bowl and in the glass
  • Shoot the shot
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Tips for making the Butterball shot:
  • If you are going to layer this shot, either use a cocktail spoon or regular iced tea spoon – for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced tea spoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass
  • Always place the spoon bowl side up in the glass, against the side
  • Using a pourer controls the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, just know that you will have to eyeball your quantities because in that case, they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured
  • As with all layered shots, you need to place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up to the lightest

Nutrition

Serving: 1shot | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sugar: 9g
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18 Comments

  1. Elaine this series is such fun and so creative! I’m going to try one of these out on xmas eve with friends!

  2. This is my kind of shot! About to head into New Year’s with a bunch of tequila drinkers. I’m making these for me!

  3. I remember butterballs from college!! Woo hoo! You don’t even have to like alcohol to enjoy one of these. Haha!

  4. I love butter ball but mine don’t look like the picture its funny some people don’t know what it is, even some bar tenders, πŸ™‚

    1. Jan, did they switch places or mix together? This shot is usually mixed together, I just layered it because I like to see if I can. πŸ™‚ I think the reason the bartenders don’t know what it is – is because it has two names. The butterball shot or the slippery nipple, which I don’t like at all, so I have always called it by butterball.