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Black Forest Cake Shot

Reminiscent of the famous dessert, this Black Forest cake shot is a delicious and fun drink!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword black forest cake shot, layered shot, shot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 shot
Calories 88kcal


  • 1 ounce Kahlúa
  • .25 ounce cherry brandy
  • .25 ounce Baileys Irish cream


  • Pour Kahlúa in the bottom half of each glass
  • Take cocktail spoon and place it in the glass bowl-side up, above the liquid and slowly pour the cherry brandy over the bowl into the glass
  • With the spoon in the same position above the liquid, slowly pour the Baileys over the bowl into the glass
  • Shoot the shot
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


The measurements are approximate - Kahlúa = 50%, cherry brandy = 25% and Baileys = 25%
Tips for making the Black Forest Cake shot:
  • If you are going to layer this shot, either use a cocktail spoon or regular iced coffee teaspoon - 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
  • 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
  • If you can use different shot glasses, do!  I always like showcasing the shots in different ways


Serving: 1shot | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 8g