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The buttery nipple is a wonderful and popular party shot. It's sweet and light on the alcohol, so it is not one that will ruin your night—unless you have too many, of course. This delicious shooter has the flavor of creamy butterscotch candy, is quick to mix up, and one that you'll definitely want to share with friends.
It's very common in the world of shots to find numerous recipes that go by the same name. The buttery nipple is one of those. This first recipe is the most popular and often referred to as buttery nipple #1. The buttery nipple #2 uses the same ingredients but pours equal amounts of the two liqueurs.
Many people prefer to layer this shot, with Irish cream sitting on top of the butterscotch schnapps. It's an easy combination that floats well and a good drink to practice your layering skills. You can, however, shake it up if you prefer.
Pour the butterscotch schnapps into a chilled shot glass.
Carefully float the Irish cream on top by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.
Serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
The trick to creating layered shots like this is to pour the ingredients in the order given. Each liqueur has a specific gravity that will determine whether it can float on top of another. The rule of thumb is that the heavier liqueur goes on the bottom and Irish cream is one of the heaviest ingredients in the bar.
There are many brands of butterscotch schnapps available; DeKuyper Buttershots is one of the most popular for this recipe. The company also has a buttery nipple recipe that skips the layers. Instead, it shakes the liqueurs with ice then strains the mix into the shot glass.
Buttery Nipple #3
Oddly enough, the buttery nipple #3 completely throws out the butterscotch and uses peach schnapps instead. There's really nothing "buttery" about it. It's likely that this was a last minute "we're out of Buttershots" adaptations that caught on in some circles. There's a good reason, too, because it is a pretty tasty shooter as well.
To make this shot, pour 1 ounce peach schnapps into a shot glass and float 1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur on top. Again, you can shake it if you like.
The golden nipple is a fun variation that adds a favorite cinnamon schnapps to the mix. It's a lot like the oatmeal cookie shooter—hold the Jäger—and the flavors go nicely together. The two schnapps will likely mix together and that's okay in this instance because the Irish cream layer should still form very well.
If you were to switch from Goldschlager to Hot Damn your shot would be called a spicy buttery nipple. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky would be another good option.
To make this shot, pour 1/2 ounce each Goldschlager and butterscotch schnapps into a shot glass. Slowly pour 1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur on top so it floats.