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Snowball Shot

This snowball shot is a brandy lovers dream!  Delicious and fun!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword brandy shot, holiday shot, shot, snowball shot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 shot
Calories 131kcal


  • .50 ounce brandy
  • .50 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • .50 ounce creme de cacao


  • Pour brandy ⅓ way up the glass
  • Place cocktail spoon bowl side up above the liquid in the glass.  Pour peppermint schnapps over the bowl of the spoon another ⅓ way up
  • With the spoon in the glass, same as above, pour creme de cacao over the bowl another ⅓ way up
  • Lift
  • Shoot
  • Smile


You can either layer this shot as I did, or mix it in a cocktail shaker.  I like the layered look.
These measurements are approximate. It's okay to pour by eye!
Tips on Making the Snowball 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 thinner 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
  • You don't have to be as careful when layering this shot as the alcohol will likely switch places
  • If you don't want to layer this shot, fill a shaker ¼ full with ice and add the ingredients.  Cap the shaker and shake for 10 seconds before pouring it into your shot glass


Serving: 1shot | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sugar: 8g