The oatmeal cookie is a fun and popular shooter with an interesting flavor. This shot is really good—maybe a little too good—and is designed to taste like a homemade oatmeal cookie. As often happens with shots, there are a number of ways to make it, too.
In general, the oatmeal cookie is relatively tame, with butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream making up the majority of the drink. It is when you add the cinnamon schnapps and Jagermeister that things get very interesting, the flavor pops, and it really begins to taste like the cookie.
If you are looking for a delicious shot that has a distinct flavor without going over the top, the oatmeal cookie is a perfect choice. It is a fun addition to any party.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the four liqueurs.
Strain into a shot glass.
Serve and enjoy!
- Buttershots, Baileys, and Goldschläger are the most commonly used brands for the three liqueurs.
- Jägermeister is not in every oatmeal cookie shot, so it's okay if you don't have it in stock. Simply make the drink without it.
- The oatmeal cookie can also be served on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish it with raisins on a cocktail pick and enjoy it slowly rather than shooting it.
- Some oatmeal cookie recipes call for an equal pour of the butterscotch, cream, and cinnamon liqueurs. For the average shot glass, you will want to measure out between 1/3- and 1/2-ounce of each.
- Give your shot a hint of orange and skip the cinnamon schnapps and Jägermeister. Any orange liqueur works, though Grand Marnier is used most often. For this version, simply shake equal parts orange liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, and Irish cream and strain it into a shot glass.
- The oatmeal raisin cookie adds rum—often 151-proof, though any rum will do—and a coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua. To make it, shake equal parts (about 1/2-ounce each) Jägermeister, cinnamon schnapps, rum, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass. The volume will be too much to fit into the average shot glass, though you can divide it into two shots.
How Strong Is the Oatmeal Cookie Shot?
Compared to other shots, the oatmeal cookie is pretty tame. When using the popular brands mentioned, the estimated alcohol content of the shooter is between 13 percent and 16 percent ABV (26 to 32 proof).
If you mix up the oatmeal raisin cookie, it jumps up to 28 percent ABV (56 proof) with an 80-proof rum. It will be even stronger with the over-proof rum option. If you're looking for the strongest shot of the night (other than straight tequila), that's a good choice.