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Square photo of the three layered shot with the tall glass in front and the two smaller glasses in the background

B52 Shot Recipe

This colorful B52 shot is so delicious. It is hard to stop at 1.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword b52 shot, baileys shot, kahlua shot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 shot
Calories 207kcal


  • .50 ounce Kahlúa
  • .50 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • .50 ounce Grand Marnier


  • Pour Kahlúa in a shot glass - fill it one third of the way - which will be .50 an ounce
  • Place a pourer in the bottle of Baileys.  Put the spoon upside down in the shot glass at the Kahlúa line and slowly pour Baileys Irish Cream on the back of the bowl of the spoon so it fills another third of the glass
  • Place the pourer in the Grand Marnier and use the spoon again and slowly pour the the liqueur in, filling it up the last third of the glass
  • Shoot the shot
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Tips on Layering a shot:
  • If you are going to layer a 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
  • Slow and steady wins the race.  When layering a shot, you need to pour the liquor/liqueur SLOWLY over the bowl of the spoon
  • 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: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 21g