This snickers shot recipe only has three ingredients, each poured in equal amounts. It’s delicious, with a taste reminiscent of the famous candy bar!
The ingredients for this snickers shot can be layered directly into the glass, like the one pictured, or added to a cocktail shaker with ice before being shaken and poured. I prefer the layered version. It’s prettier.
Some people are purists but for the most part, I’m not. My purity comes from my thoughts ;), my love of premium liquors and my avoiding store bought sweet and sour mixes.
I am not a purist when it comes to layered cocktails. See the above photo and how the Baileys has infiltrated the middle layer? Well, it excites me because it evokes a dramatic image: stormy clouds. I actually like that type of shot better than I do the ones where there is a definite line between the layers.
You will notice that the two shorter glasses have less of that stormy cloud look. I think the combination of the Frangelico liqueur and the narrowness of the glass is what makes the tall shot cloudier.
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I don’t have Frangelico, can I substitute it with anything else?
Yes, as Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur, you can substitute it with any other brand of hazelnut liqueur.
What about Baileys, is there a substitute for that too?
Yes. Rumchata is a great substitute. It’s a smooth and delicious liqueur that would work here quite well. Any cream based liquor would work. I’m partial to the BomBom brand liqueurs as they are delicious.
Tips for making the snickers shot:
- Whenever you are pouring a layered shot, you need to put the heaviest liquor on the bottom, working your way up to the lightest on the top. So for the snickers shot, Kahlúa is the heaviest and goes in first, then layer in Frangelico, then the Baileys
- One tool you definitely need for layering is either a regular teaspoon or a cocktail spoon. I prefer the cocktail spoon since it has a wider bowl
- I also prefer to use pourers, like the ones you see in bars, because they control the flow of liquor, allowing you to pour slowly, which is required for layered shots
- When layering, place your spoon bowl side up against the side of the glass, but above the liquid
- Measure how many ounces are in your shot glasses – and adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly (equal thirds)
- Believe it or not, the tall shot glass pictured in this post is the same size as the shorter ones
Gather the ingredients: Kahlúa, Frangelico and Baileys Irish cream.
Get your glasses. I used two short shot glasses and one tall one.
This recipe is for one shot but I wanted to show how it looks in two different glasses.
Pour the Kahlúa 1/3 of the way up the glass. You can pour the Kahlúa freehand.
Take your spoon, place it in the glass bowl side up and slowly pour the Frangelico over the spoon, another 1/3 of the way up the glass.
See the layers? Pretty, isn’t it?
Place the spoon back in the glass and slowly pour the Baileys over the bowl of the spoon, another 1/3 of the way up the glass. Remember, don’t let the spoon touch the liquid underneath it.
You can still see the stormy clouds in the short glass, but they’re not as dramatic as they are in the tall glass, when filled with the snickers shot.
Let’s see a photo without the Baileys bottle in the background.
I must have jostled the table, because now we can see the drip of Baileys down the side of the glass and puddled around the base. Yum.
Here’s the tall glass again. Which do you prefer? The short one or tall one? Leave me a comment as I’d love to know.
I hope you enjoyed this snickers shot recipe!
And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
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The three ingredients layered into a delicious and decadent fun shot!
- .5 ounce Kahlúa
- .5 ounce Frangelico (or other hazelnut liqueur)
- .5 ounce Baileys Irish cream (or other cream based liqueur like Rumchata)
Get shot glass and attach a pourer to the Frangelico and Baileys bottles
Pour Kahlúa in the bottom of the shot glass
Place cocktail spoon bowl side up touching the inside of the glass but above the Kahlúa
Slowly pour Frangelico over the bowl of the spoon
Place cocktail spoon back in the glass and slowly pour Baileys over the bowl on top of the Frangelico
Pick up glass and shoot the contents
The amounts of the ingredients are approximate as I eyeball the liquor as I pour and not measure it out.
This recipe is for one shot. Just double, triple or quadruple the ingredients to make more.
Tips for making the snickers shot:
- Whenever you are pouring a layered shot, you need to put the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up in weight. So Kahlúa is the heaviest, then Frangelico, then Baileys
- One tool you definitely need is either a regular teaspoon or a cocktail spoon. I prefer the cocktail spoon since it has a wider bowl
- I also like to use pourers like you see in bars or restaurant bars because it controls the flow of liquor and allows you to pour slowly
- When layering, place your spoon bowl side up in the glass, but above the liquid
- Measure how many ounces are in your shot glasses - and adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly
- Believe it or not, the tall shot glass is the same size as the shorter ones