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Two glasses filled with the three layered shot - square

Nutcracker Shot

The flavor explosion of the three ingredients mixed together in your mouth makes this Nutcracker shot a favorite!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword frangelico shot, nutcracker shot, shot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 shot
Calories 128kcal


  • .50 ounce Amaretto
  • .50 ounce Frangelico
  • .50 ounce light cream (or half & half)


  • Pour Amaretto in the glass
  • Place the spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass.  Slowly pour the Frangelico over the bowl of the spoon
  • Place the spoon in the glass again and pour the light cream over the bowl
  • Shoot the shot
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Tips for making the Nutcracker 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


Serving: 1shot | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 145IU