This layered shot makes a terrific nightcap because it is very soothing! I call it the hop a 747 layered shot recipe!
Layered shots are fun
One of the great things about layered shots is their delightful melding of flavors.
One of the bad things about layered shots is that they are over so quickly.
You can’t really sip a layered shot. Well, that’s not true. You can. But if you don’t down it in one go, you don’t get to experience all the flavors together in one fell swoop.
That would be tragic. Okay, not exactly tragic, but sad to me.
So, let’s talk about this 747 layered shot!
I was doing a little research to find out why it was given that name but I couldn’t find the reason. Anywhere. So, I made up my own.
Elaine the storyteller
An individual that we shall name Harry, who, by profession was a bartender, got on a 747, also known as a jumbo jet.
Harry was going on vacation to the Bahamas! He was excited because it was his first time visiting those tropical islands and he was looking forward to researching the different cocktails he would be imbibing!
Harry had a window seat. He was dreaming of delicious concoctions while he was looking out the window.
As he came out of his rumination, his eyes focused on the clouds.
They were beautiful, grand clouds that billowed with a mysterious darkness underneath them.
Harry’s eyes shot open wide. He sat up straight, slapping his hands against the window, startling the passenger sitting next to him.
Harry apologized to the person and said, “A 747 layered shot! Doesn’t that cloud configuration look like a beautiful layered shot?”
The person, whose name was George, nodded warily, furtively looking around for a flight attendant. He wondered, no, he hoped that perhaps there was an empty seat somewhere on the plane away from the lunatic sitting beside him.
Then George looked more closely at the cloud Harry was still pointing at.
Why yes. Yes, it did look like a delicious layered shot!
George asked shyly, “What would you put in the jumbo jet shot?
Harry gently corrected him. “It’s called a 747 layered shot!”
George sighed. “What would you put in the 747 layered shot?”
Harry tapped his chin with his abnormally long pointer finger and said, “I think Kahlùa for the bottom layer, then Frangelico will be sandwiched between the Kahlùa and Bailey’s Irish cream, which will form the top, cloudy layer.”
George smiled, “Brilliant.”
Back to reality
That may be how it went! Can’t you just picture it?
How to make the 747 shot
We have Frangelico front and center, Kahlùa right behind and lastly the Bailey’s Irish cream.
You can also see the pourer next to the Frangelico, which makes constructing layered shots sooooo much easier. I got mine here (affiliate link, see side bar for disclosure). You will also see my cocktail stirrer spoon which is also essential for layering a shot.
Let’s get started
I get my shot glass and fill it 1/3 of the way with Kahlùa. You have to use the heaviest liquor first and Kahlùa fits the bill.
Next up is the Frangelico liqueur. I open the cute bottle of Frangelico, shaped like a friar’s robe complete with rope belt, and stick the pourer into it. I also take the spoon and put it in the shot glass bowl side up!
I carefully pour the liqueur over the bowl. It combined with the Kahlùa more than I thought it was going to, but don’t stress about it. These two liqueurs probably have a very similar weight to them.
Time to put a pourer in the Bailey’s. I take the spoon, place it in the shot glass above the liquid and carefully pour the Bailey’s over the spoon bowl.
As you can see, the front left has a cloudiness to it. That’s where the spoon was. It will disappear as time goes by. But even if it doesn’t, just face it away from the person who is going to shoot the shot. Especially if he’s named George.
Let’s see the 747 layered shot by itself.
See how the Bailey’s Irish cream is billowy on the bottom of the layer? Clouds! Can you see them?
Let’s look at it from a more vertical view.
That’s it. All that is left is to pick up the shot glass and shoot that bad boy down the gullet.
Which I do.
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Hop A 747 Layered Shot
- 1 ounce Kahlùa liqueur
- 1 ounce Frangelico liqueur
- 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
- Pour the Kahlùa in the shot glass, filling it 1/3 the way
- Take a pourer and place it in the Frangelico bottle, take your spoon and turn it bowl side up and place it in the glass above the Kahlùa. Pour Frangelico slowly over bowl filling it 2/3 full
- Put another pourer in the Bailey's and again put the spoon bowl side up and pour the Bailey's to the rim of the shot glass
- Pick up shot glass
- Down it in one gulp