Loch Ness Monster Shot

This Loch Ness monster shot is just as wild and fun as the name would suggest. Made with decadent layers of Midori, Bailey’s, and Jagermeister, this delicious shot recipe is an easy way to impress your guests.

Close up of the top of the loch ness monster shot in the glasses

One of the ingredients in this layered shot is Jagermeister. An interesting and complex German liqueur, it is a digestif, which is an after dinner drink that aids with digestion. Jagermeister is made with 56 ingredients.

If you’ve never had Jagermeister, you would discover it is thick and syrupy, with a strong herbal taste that has notes of anise, which is apparent in the after taste.

For some reason, I think of either college students or people in their twenties enjoying this liquor because frankly, it has a high alcohol percentage: 35% to be exact! So it packs a punch.

What I really love about the combination of the three ingredients that make up this layered shot is that the flavor is surprisingly delicious. You wouldn’t think these three would go well together, but they really do. When I told my niece I was making this layered shot, she said, “Oh, interesting. Let me know what you think.”

It gets my approval!

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Helpful tips

  • While you could substitute different brands of Irish cream for Bailey’s and melon liqueur for Midori, there’s not a substitute for Jagermeister brand that I’m aware of. Leave me a comment if you know otherwise.
  • How to layer a shot: Use either a cocktail spoon or a regular iced coffee teaspoon. I prefer to use the cocktail spoon but for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced coffee teaspoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass.
  • With the back of a spoon facing up, place it in and against the side of the glass. You will then slowly pour the liquid over the bowl and into the glass.
  • Invest in a few pourers. This will help you with your layering.
  • Using a pourer helps to control the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, you will have to eyeball your quantities because they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured. So, in this case, going by the glass, you will have 1/3 of each liqueur in the glass – so as equal as you can get.
  • When layering shots, you place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up in weight.
  • Even though I have a lot of experience layering shots, sometimes it depends on the shot glass on how clear the layers are. The tall glass shows the layers better than the two shorter glasses. Don’t worry if you don’t get clear margins in the layers. This one is a challenge, and you can see that I wasn’t quite successful.

This recipe is for one shot, so if you are serving more than one, multiply the ingredients by how many people you are serving.

How to make a Loch Ness monster shot

Pre-step

Get a shot glass, cocktail spoon and pourer.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – Baileys Irish cream, Midori, and Jagermeister.

Baileys, Midori and Jagermeister on a wooden table

Step two

Measure out .50 ounce of Midori and pour it in the shot glass. It should be filled 1/3 of the way up the glass.

Midori poured into three glasses with the bottle in the back

Step three

Add a pourer to the Baileys. Next, place the cocktail spoon with the bowl facing up, in and against the side of the glass.

Slowly pour the Irish cream over the bowl of the spoon and into the glass, until the glass is 2/3 of the way filled.

Remember, don’t worry if it doesn’t truly layer. It’s tough to get this particular shot to show clear delineated layers between ingredients.

Baileys layered in the glasses with the bottle in back

I love how the Baileys infiltrates the Midori. Look at the tendrils!

Step four

Place a pourer in the Jagermeister. Place the cocktail spoon with the bowl facing up in and against the inside of the glass and slowly pour the herbal liqueur over the bowl and into the glass. The liquid should be close to the top of the glass.

Jagermeister layered into the three glasses with the bottle in back

Fun, isn’t it?

Short glass of the loch ness monster layered shot in front of the other glasses

I hope you try this fun and delicious Loch Ness monster shot. It’s quite tasty.

A tall shot glass with the layered shot in it. the colors are green, tan and brown

Yum.

Beveled glass with the green, tan and brown layered shot in front of the two other glasses

I hope you enjoyed this Loch Ness monster shot! Try it and discover how delicious it is.

Other fun layered shots

And as always, may all your dishes be delish.

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Square photo of a green, tan and brown shot in a tall glass

Loch Ness Monster Shot

This Loch Ness monster shot is just as wild and fun as the name would suggest. Made with decadent layers of Midori, Bailey’s, and Jagermeister, this delicious shot recipe is an easy way to impress your guests.
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: baileys shot, layered shot, loch ness monster shot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 shot
Calories: 114kcal

Ingredients

  • .50 ounce Midori (or melon liqueur)
  • .50 ounce Baileys Irish cream (or Irish cream – approximately)
  • .50 ounce Jagermeister (approximately)

Instructions

  • Get your measuring glass, shot glass, pourer and cocktail spoon.
  • Measure out 1/2 ounce of Midori or melon liqueur and pour it into the shot glass.
    .50 ounce Midori
  • Place a pourer in the Baileys bottle (Irish cream) and place the cocktail spoon with the bowl facing up in and against the side of the glass.
    .50 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • Slowly pour the Baileys over the bowl of the spoon and into the glass. Remember you will need to eyeball the amount.
  • Either use a clean pourer or wash the pourer. Place in the Jagermeister bottle and again place the cocktail spoon with the bowl facing up in and against the side of the glass.
  • Slowly pour the Jagermeister over the back of the spoon and into the glass. Remember you will need to eyeball the amount.
    .50 ounce Jagermeister
  • Drink it down in one gulp.
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • While you could substitute different brands of Irish cream for Bailey’s and melon liqueur for Midori, there’s not a substitute for Jagermeister brand that I’m aware of. Leave me a comment if you know otherwise.
  • How to layer a shot: Use either a cocktail spoon or a regular iced coffee teaspoon. I prefer to use the cocktail spoon but for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced coffee teaspoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass.
  • With the back of a spoon facing up, place it in and against the side of the glass. You will then slowly pour the liquid over the bowl and into the glass.
  • Invest in a few pourers. This will help you with your layering.
  • Using a pourer helps to control the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, you will have to eyeball your quantities because they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured. So, in this case, going by the glass, you will have 1/3 of each liqueur in the glass – so as equal as you can get.
  • When layering shots, you place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up in weight.
  • Even though I have a lot of experience layering shots, sometimes it depends on the shot glass on how clear the layers are. The tall glass shows the layers better than the two shorter glasses. Don’t worry if you don’t get clear margins in the layers. This one is a challenge, and you can see that I wasn’t quite successful.

Nutrition

Serving: 1shot | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 8g
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14 Comments

  1. Who would have thought that melon goes so well with Irish cream? I was definitely pleasantly surprised! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Jaeger? That is a monster cocktail. When you add that to anything, you know that’s a cocktail that means business!

  3. Woo! This one was powerful! But oh so much fun to make. I’m still perfecting my layering but getting better. Guess I’ll have to have fun practicing a little more! lol

    1. Haha. I agree. This is a hard one to layer. Doesn’t help that I’m getting older and my hands aren’t as steady. 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Linda!