Irish Breakfast Shot Recipe

Change up your brunch menu with this breakfast shot recipe that’s also famously referred to as Irish breakfast shots, the Irish Pancake Breakfast and the Breakfast of Champions!

Forget the mimosa! Brunch just got a lot more fun with these Breakfast Shots.

Composed of Irish whiskey, butterscotch schnapps and syrup, this cocktail is then garnished with bacon and chased down with a separate shot of OJ.

Contrary to its name, the shot is not a traditional Irish breakfast item.

It probably gets its nickname since Jameson Irish Whiskey is typically the preferred choice of liquor. 

glasses of the Breakfast shots with bacon on top

What Does This Shot Taste Like?

The Breakfast Shot is essentially two shots drunk one after the other.

First, you take the mixed shot, then the orange juice shot, and finally the bacon.

Follow these steps, and you’ll get a sweet and savory cocktail that tastes like you just took a maple pancake shot.

And because it tastes like breakfast, this is why the shot is served during brunch or St. Patrick’s Day.

So if you prefer sweet breakfasts or just love all things shots, this recipe is perfect for you!

ingredients needed to make the Breakfast shots

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Breakfast Shots?

Irish whiskey — Technically, you can use any type of whiskey. However, Irish whiskey is most preferred since it’s lighter and smoother to chase. Plus, it has a sweeter taste than other whiskeys.

Butterscotch schnapps — For a hint of caramel.

Maple syrup — For sweet and breakfast flavor.

Orange juice — Fresh is always best, but bottled juice works too.

Bacon — We cooked ours in the air fryer beforehand since this method is quick, easy, requires less attention, and we knew that it would be cooked evenly.

pouring the extract from the cocktail shaker to a glass

How to Make Breakfast Shots

1 — In a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, add in the Irish whiskey, butterscotch schnapps, and maple syrup. Shake well for 1-2 minutes or until chilled, and pour into a shot glass.

2 — Pour orange juice into another shot glass.

3 — To serve: Shoot the breakfast shot, chase it with the orange juice, and enjoy with a crispy bacon slice.

glass of orange juices

Recipe Notes and Tips

—  Since this recipe is best served cold, chill the glasses in advance in the freezer for at least 10 minutes beforehand.

— To serve as a cocktail drink instead of a shot, simply mix all the liquid ingredients into a shaker. Strain the mix into a tall glass filled with ice. Then, pour orange juice to top it off.

— For extra sweetness, swap out the bacon for candied bacon, which you can easily make by simply sprinkling brown sugar in the oven or air fryer.

— You can pour the ingredients directly in the shot, without using a cocktail shaker. However, we prefer that the flavors are evenly mixed and chilled in a shaker.

useful equipment like cocktail shaker, jigger and glasses to make the Breakfast shots

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top view of a orange juice with bacon on top and shots on the side

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Breakfast Shot Recipe

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Change up your brunch menu with this breakfast shot recipe that’s also famously referred to as Irish breakfast shots, the Irish Pancake Breakfast and the Breakfast of Champions!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Shots

Equipment

Ingredients

For the first shot:

  • 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup

For the second shot:

  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice

For the garnish:

  • 1 slice bacon

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 137kcal

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, add in the Irish whiskey, butterscotch schnapps, and maple syrup. Shake well for 1-2 minutes or until chilled, and pour into a shot glass.
  • Pour orange juice into another shot glass.

To serve:

  • Shoot the breakfast shot, chase it with the orange juice, and finish with a crispy bacon slice.
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