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Snickers Shot | Storm Clouds in a Glass

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!

Tall glass filled with the layered shot looking delicious

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.

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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.

My jelly donut shot post is still going viral and I’m thankful for that every day. Another awesome (layered) shot that guests ask me to make is the jelly fish shot.  Both are impressive and delicious!

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Helpful tips

  • 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.
  • Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur so you can substitute any other brand.
  • If you don’t have Baileys, you can substitute it with RumChata which is smooth and delicious. Any cream based liquor will do.
three shot glasses filled with a layered shot
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

How to make the Snickers shot

Step one

Gather the ingredients:  Kahlúa, Frangelico and Baileys Irish cream.

Kahlúa, Frangelico and Baileys for the shot

Step two

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.

Step three

Pour the Kahlúa 1/3 of the way up the glass. You can pour the Kahlúa freehand.

Kahlúa poured out in the three glasses

Step four

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.

Frangelico layered into the glasses

See the layers? Pretty, isn’t it?

Step five

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.

Baileys layered in the three glasses

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.

Three glasses filled with the shot with snickers in the background

I hope you enjoyed this snickers shot recipe!

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

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Snickers Shot

The three ingredients layered into a delicious and decadent fun shot!
5 from 23 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickers layered shot, snickers shot, snickers shot recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 shot
Calories: 138kcal


  • .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
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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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


Serving: 1shot | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 14g
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  1. I love the look of layered shots, definitely appealing to my eye! Can’t wait to give this a try, with so many holiday events coming up I’ll definitely be pinning this recipe.

  2. I can’t imagine anyone not liking this drink! Snickers was a general favorite for all of us!

  3. I agree! Layered is prettier! Love all 3 flavors in this shot – now I need to go buy them all to try this! Also heading over to check out the Jelly Donut Shot….might as well get everything for both in one trip!

  4. Fabulous! And I’ve got these three liqueurs on hand already. When it hits fall, I really stock up so I can make festive cocktails! Thanks for this!

  5. A shot of this would do miracles today – it’s Monday, you know? This snickers shot looks absolutely amazing – I do need one now 😉

    1. Lol, Ramona! It’s so yummy. I was running low on Bailey’s so I had to trek up to New Hampshire to visit my sister so we could get it cheaper than in MA. Thank you for your comment!

  6. What a tasty shot! I bet this would be perfect for a holiday party- In fact I think it would bring the party!!

  7. Now this is a shot I can get excited about! The problem is I will want about 20!!! These look so YUMMY with all those flavors!!! What a brilliant party drink.

  8. OMG, these look like SOOO much fun! and I LOVE that name…. Storm Clouds in a Glass! That’s exactly what this looks like too. I’m going to try this as soon as we have another bottle of Kahlua on hand.

  9. Now THAT’S a stunner of a cocktail, or shooter I guess, technically! Wow! Gorgeous. I can tell how good it tastes just by looking at it. Yum!

      1. I too serve with a pinch of salt. it totally brings home all the flavors and gives it the illusion of a slightly salted peanut.

        1. Awesome Dawn. I never thought of that addition and can see why it would be pure yummy. Thanks for trying the recipe and commenting.

  10. This looks yummy!
    I work at a pub and we do the shot a bit differently but also totally delicious!
    We use half coffee liquor, half cream liquour, a little bit caramel syrup on top and what takes the shot to a whole another level is some sault on top!

    1. Yum! The caramel would definitely take this to another level! Thanks for sharing that with me Katya! I appreciate it.

  11. I love these had 10 of them on my daughters birthday, the taste is amazing so i have decided to get all 3 flavors and go hard with my brother and daughter this weekend
    Thanks my new fav.

    1. Wow!! Awesome, Ripeka. I’m so glad you enjoyed the shot. It’s in my top three loved shots. Another I love is the chocolate covered cherry shot. Mmm. But this one is my go to!

  12. this was really good, but if you really want it to taste more like snickers, try it with Carolans peanut butter Irish cream!!!

    1. Good idea, Karen. I’ve also tried it with peanut butter whiskey! Very delicious! Thanks for your comment.

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