A Crowd-Pleaser: Buttery Nipple Recipe & Shot Variations

They say that the best things come in small packages. If you consider shots as one of these best things, then you’re in for a treat. The buttery nipple or butterball shot is a staple in parties because it’s easy to make and has an indulgent sweet taste. Try the buttery nipple recipe and you’ll surely be blown away.

Ingredients Buttery Nipple 

½ oz. Butterscotch Schnapps

½ oz. Irish Cream Liqueur 

How To Make Buttery Nipple 


Pour the butterscotch schnapps into a chilled shot glass.

Slowly pour the Irish cream liqueur over the back of a spoon to create the layer. 


Buttery Nipple Recipe Variations

1. Slippery Nipple


At one glance, the slippery nipple shot is utterly identical to the buttery nipple recipe. But once you get to taste it, you’ll know that they’re not the same.


½ oz. Sambuca

½ oz. Irish cream liqueur


Pour the sambuca into a shot glass.

Carefully layer the Irish cream. 

2. Duck Fart


Even if the name is quite ridiculous, the duck fart is one of the prime examples of a triple-layered shot. The combination of the three ingredients results in a cohesive flavor that’s beloved by many. 


⅓ oz. Kahlua

⅓ oz. Irish cream liqueur

⅓ oz. Whiskey


Pour the Kahlua first. 

Then, slowly layer the Irish cream and finally the whiskey. 

3. Baby Guinness


During St. Patrick’s Day, the Baby Guinness is a great alternative for people who are not up for a beer or hard liquor. This buttery nipple recipe variant will not disappoint and guarantees you’ll have a good time.


¾ oz. Kahlua

¼ oz. Irish cream liqueur


Pour the Kahlua into a shot glass. 

Slowly pour the Irish cream on top.

4. Fallen Froggie Shot 


Delightfully fruity and sweet, the Fallen Froggie shot looks mesmerizing. The drops of grenadine also add a nice touch.


¾ oz. Melon liqueur

¼ oz. Irish Cream liqueur

5 drops of Grenadine syrup


Fill the shot glass with the melon liqueur. 

Slowly pour the Irish cream on top. 

Add the drops of grenadine syrup. 

5. Alien Brain Hemorrhage 


This shot’s name is as bizarre as it looks. Seeing the colors and textures interact with each other is a cool sight. You can definitely serve this buttery nipple recipe variation at your next Halloween party.


½ oz. Peach Schnapps 

¼ oz. Irish Cream liqueur

Splash of Grenadine Syrup

Splash of Blue Curacao 


Pour the peach schnapps into a shot glass.

Add the Irish cream next.

Splash the blue curacao and grenadine syrup into the glass. 


Although not a conventional strong shot, the buttery nipple shot is still frequently consumed at parties and bars because of its rich sweetness. If you can’t get enough, you could always go for the wonderful buttery nipple recipe variants. What do you think about this recipe? Let us know in the comments!