Buttery Nipple Shot and Cocktail Recipe

Looking for a creamy drink? Look no further than the Buttery Nipple recipe! Served as a shot or cocktail, this caramel delight will have you falling in love.

The Buttery Nipple is a sweet creamy drink composed of two main ingredients, Butterscotch schnapps liqueur and Baileys Irish cream

It’s usually served in a chilled shot glass.

But it’s equally delicious served in a glass on the rocks as a cocktail for you to slowly sip and enjoy.

What is Butterscotch Schnapps Liqueur?

Butterscotch schnapps is a liqueur made with neutral-tasting alcohol as the base with butter and brown sugar mixed in.

This combination leads to butterscotch-like flavor.

It’s delicious and smooth enough to drink on its own (though best on the rocks).

And it’s definitely a nice addition to have in your liquor collection since it’s great for whipping up dessert cocktails.

But keep in mind that Butterscotch schnapps is different from butterscotch liqueur.

What is Baileys Irish Cream?

Baileys Irish cream is a sweet creamy liqueur made with Irish whiskey, cream and cocoa with chocolate and vanilla notes.

Drink it on the rocks or there are so many cocktails that call for Baileys like the Espresso Martini with Baileys.

You can also use it to make desserts like Baileys ice cream, Baileys Tiramisu Crepe Cake and Boozy Mudslide Cake.

the ingredients to create a buttery nipple

What Ingredients Do You Need to Prepare the Buttery Nipple Shot and Cocktail?

Butterscotch schnapps liqueur

Baileys Irish Cream liqueur

And out of the traditional ingredients, we’ve added a fun garnished rim. For this, you are going to need: 

White granulated sugar

Cinnamon 

Chocolate sprinkles 

Caramel syrup — To help stick the garnish. 

Useful Tools To Make the Buttery Nipple

Shot glass or old fashioned glass

Cocktail or bar spoon — For a layered shot or drink. If you don’t have one, you can also use a regular spoon. 

Jigger — To measure each liquid. 

Small bowl — To mix the sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate sprinkles garnish. 

Small plate — To rim the glass.

glass of buttery nipple cocktail

How to Make a Buttery Nipple Shot and Cocktail

Optional: If you are making a shot, chill the shot glass in the fridge at least 10 minutes in advance. 

1 — In a small bowl, combine the white sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate sprinkles and set them aside.

2 — On a small plate, pour the caramel syrup and dip the shot glass or old fashioned glasses.

If using an old fashioned glass, you can get creative and just dip only one side for an  “angle dip” rim.

combining the white sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate sprinkles in a small bowl

3 — Then, dip the glass in the sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate sprinkles mixture. Make sure to completely cover the caramel. 

Optional: If making a cocktail, add a few ice cubes to your glass.

dipping the shot glasses on a caramel syrup on the plate

4 — Pour in the butterscotch schnapps liqueur. 

5 — Slowly pour in the Baileys Irish Cream.

You’ll want a layered effect. To do so, slowly pour along the back of the spoon. And move the spoon up as the shot glass or old fashion glass fills.

We used this same method with the Carajillo recipe for an even mix but you still get the beautiful layered look.

pouring the Baileys cream to create buttery nipple shot

Buttery Nipple Recipe Notes and Tips

— You can also garnish it with the more traditional whipped cream on top and raspberry. 

— You can substitute the caramel syrup dip for honey. 

— Do not worry if you’re unable to layer the liqueurs or if it does not look perfect. The Buttery Nipple is equally delicious if you just want to mix it.

— The Buttery Nipple is a dessert drink. So pair it with chocolate fruit cheese cups, macarons, or a slice of Boozy Peanut Butter and Jelly Tart.

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Buttery Nipple Shot and Cocktail Recipe

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Looking for a creamy drink? Look no further than the Buttery Nipple recipe! Served as a shot or cocktail, this caramel delight will have you falling in love.
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails, Shots

Equipment

  • Shot glass
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Jigger
  • Small bowl
  • Small plate

Ingredients

For the shot version:

  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

For the cocktail version:

  • 1 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Ice cubes

For the garnish:

  • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp chocolate sprinkles

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 255kcal

Notes

Nutritional estimated calculated for 1 shot serving.

Instructions

  • If you are making a shot, chill the shot glass in the fridge at least 10 minutes in advance. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the white sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate sprinkles and set them aside
  • On a small plate, pour the caramel syrup and dip the shot glass or old fashioned glasses.
    If using an old fashioned glass, you can get creative and just dip only one side for an “angle dip” rim.
  • Dip the glass in the sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate sprinkles mixture. Make sure to completely cover the caramel. 
  • If making a cocktail, add a few ice cubes to your glass. Omit this step if you're making a shot.
  • Slowly pour in the Baileys Irish Cream.
    You'll want a layered effect. To do so, slowly pour along the back of the spoon. And move the spoon up as the shot glass or old fashion glass fills.
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