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After Eight Shot

This delicious shot reminds me of the famous After Eight chocolates!  Minty, creamy and chocolatey!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword after eight shot, baileys shot, creme de menthe shot, kahlua shot, layered shot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 shot
Calories 147kcal


  • .50 ounce Kahlúa (or other coffee flavored liqueur)
  • .50 ounce creme de menthe (green or white)
  • .50 ounce Baileys Irish cream (or other Irish cream)


  • Pour Kahlúa ⅓ of the way in shot glass
  • Take cocktail spoon and place it in and against the glass, above the liquid, bowl side up and slowly pour the creme de menthe over the bowl another ⅓ of the way up
  • Place the spoon again in the glass above the liquid and slowly pour the Baileys Irish cream over the bowl another ⅓ of the way up
  • Shoot the shot
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Measurements are approximate, as I eyeball them as I pour.
Tips for making the After Eight shot:
  • Use either 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


Serving: 1shot | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 15g