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Buttery Nipple Shot

This creamy and indulgent buttery nipple shot combines the rich, buttery flavor of Butterscotch Schnapps with the sweetness of Irish cream liqueur.

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Buttery nipple shot recipe

Welcome to the world of cocktail making! Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe for a classic and popular shot, the Buttery Nipple. This creamy and indulgent shot combines the rich, buttery flavor of Butterscotch Schnapps with the sweetness of Irish cream liqueur.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a dinner drink, this Buttery Nipple shot recipe is sure to please. With simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to mix up a batch of these tasty shots in no time.


  • Raspberries
  • Whipped cream

You can use one raspberry and a small dollop of whipped cream on top of the drink. The amount of whipped cream can vary according to your preference. However, usually, a small amount is enough, such as a teaspoon.


  • Jigger
  • Shot glass
  • Bar spoon

Nutrition (Per Serving)

113 Calories | 0g Protein | 14g Carbs | 0g Fat

These Buttery Nipple shots are perfect for hosting a party or just hanging out with friends. They are easy to make, delicious to drink, and will be a guaranteed hit with your guests. Give it a try, and let me know how it turns out!

What Type of Alcohol Is Found in Butterscotch Schnapps?

Butterscotch Schnapps is a sweet and smooth liqueur that contains a mix of flavors and Jamaican rum. It is easy to drink and usually has a lower alcohol content ( 15-20%), making it an excellent option for fall and winter cocktails.

The neutral base spirit used in the production of Butterscotch Schnapps is usually grain-based, like barley or corn. Some variations may include additional ingredients, such as brown sugar or caramel.

Irish liquor in shot glass

Variations of Buttery Nipple Shot Recipe

There are several cocktail recipes of the Buttery Nipple that you can try, each with its unique twist on the classic recipe. Here are a few examples:

#1 Slippery Nipple

A Slippery Nipple shot is similar to the classic Buttery Nipple but with a twist. It’s made by replacing the Butterscotch Schnapps with sambuca, giving it a unique and distinct taste; it’s easy to make and perfect for those who want to try something new.

#2 Buttery Pudding Shots

With the addition of whipped cream and pudding mix, the Buttery Pudding shot provides a lighter and sweeter version of the original. Perfect for those looking for a change and a satisfying, creamy experience.

#3 Buttery Finger

This variation combines Butterscotch Schnapps, sweet Irish cream liqueur, and a splash of Frangelico (Hazelnut liqueur) for a nutty twist.

#4 Alien Nipple

The Alien Nipple shot is a unique twist on the classic Buttery Nipple. It adds a delicious fruity sweetness from the melon liqueur to the rich buttery taste of Butterscotch Schnapps, making it a perfect balance of flavors.

#5 Brain Hemorrhage

Don’t let the name fool you, the Brain Hemorrhage shot is not dangerous, but it’s delicious. It’s a variation of the Buttery Nipple made with a combination of peach and sweet Irish cream liqueur, with a splash of grenadine syrup for a tart and sweet taste and a bright red color that makes it look great.

#6 Alien Brain Hemorrhage

Upgrade your Brain Hemorrhage shot experience with the Alien Brain Hemorrhage variation. This recipe adds a splash of blue curacao to the original, giving it a unique blue color and a hint of orange flavor.

#7 Butterball Shot

This recipe is made with a combination of Butterscotch Schnapps, sweet Irish cream liqueur, and a splash of vanilla liqueur, giving it a smooth, creamy, and buttery flavor with a touch of vanilla.

#8 Hiroshima Bomber Shot Glass

Like the B52 shot, the Hiroshima shot may sound intimidating but it’s a delicious cocktail made with a combination of triple sec, Irish cream, and grenadine syrup. It has a sweet and fruity taste, with a zesty orange flavor from the triple sec. Don’t be scared to give it a try, and it will be a great experience.

#9 Buttery Nipple with Coffee Liqueur

You can easily modify the Buttery Nipple shot recipe by adding a splash of coffee liqueur for an added depth of flavor. To make this variation, combine 1/2 oz of butterscotch schnapps, 1/2 oz of Irish cream liqueur, and a splash (around 1/4 oz) of coffee liqueur in a shaker filled with ice.

#10 Creamy Candy Shot

The Buttery Nipple shot recipe can be paired with creamy butterscotch candy for a delicious and indulgent treat. You can combine Butterscotch Schnapps, Irish cream liqueur, and a piece of creamy candy and shake them with ice.

Please be aware that these shots tend to be strong, and you should consume them responsibly.

Whipped cream in bowl

Final Thoughts

The Buttery Nipple recipe is a classic cocktail perfect for any party or gathering. It’s easy to make and requires only a few ingredients, making it an excellent option for those who want to impress their guests without spending hours in the kitchen.

Moreover, the recipe is simple, but the taste is rich and delicious. You can also try out other party shots, like the Irish car bomb shot. Remember always to drink responsibly and have fun at your next party with the Buttery Nipple shot.

Cocktail equipment on table


In this FAQs section, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about the Buttery Nipple shot recipe.

Can I Make the Buttery Nipple Shot Non-alcoholic?

You can make a non-alcoholic version of the Buttery Nipple shot using a non-alcoholic Irish cream-flavored syrup and a non-alcoholic butterscotch-flavored syrup.

How Many Buttery Nipple Shots Are in a Bottle of Butterscotch Schnapps?

The number of shots in a bottle of Butterscotch Schnapps will vary depending on the bottle size and the shot glasses. As a rough estimate, a 750ml bottle will yield around 30-40 shots, but it’s always better to check the quantity of the bottle you have.

Can I Use Other Types of Cream Liqueur?

Yes, you can use other types of cream liqueur, such as Bailey’s, Kahlúa, or any other.

How Can I Layer a Cocktail?

Use a small spoon, such as a bar spoon, and place it inside the shot glass. Tilt the spoon slightly downward, so it touches the inside of the glass. Slowly pour the liquid over the spoon, raising it as the glass fills up.

Yield: 1 serving

Buttery Nipple Shot

Buttery Nipple Shot

This creamy and indulgent buttery nipple shot combines the rich, buttery flavor of Butterscotch Schnapps with the sweetness of Irish cream liqueur.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 oz. butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. Irish cream liqueur


  1. Measure out the Butterscotch liqueur using a jigger.
  2. Then, add the Butterscotch liqueur to a chilled shot glass.
  3. After measuing the Irish cream liqueur, slowly pour the it over the back of bar spoon into the shot glass. Take your time and be delicate as you can to separate both ingredients, creating a beautiful and captivating layered effect.
  4. Garnish your chilled shot glass with a swirl of whipped cream and raspberries, completing the shot with a flourish of flavors, texture, and colors. The Buttery Nipple recipe is ready to be served. Enjoy and drink responsibly!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g

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