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Buttery Nipple Shot Recipe

While most alcoholic beverages have names that are seemingly normal, there are some drinks that have names which seem totally random. From the Sex on the Beach cocktail to a Buttery Nipple, these types of drinks might make you a little skeptical, and have you wondering exactly what you are ordering. 

The sex on the beach cocktail has become pretty popular, and because of this a lot of people seem to know what it is. But, this isn’t the case with a buttery nipple. When you have this drink offered to you, you might find yourself immediately responding with a “no” simply because you have no idea what this drink could be. 

In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at what a buttery nipple is, where it comes from, and what it is made of to tell you how to make it. So, if you want a buttery nipple recipe, keep on reading. 

What Is A Buttery Nipple?

So, before we go any further, let’s take a look at exactly what a Buttery Nipple is. After all, if you haven’t tried this drink before, this is likely a question that you have been asking. In basic terms, a buttery nipple is a type of cocktail. Although, unlike most cocktails, this one is actually served in a shot glass, so it’s a shooter that is sure to get the party moving right along. 

The buttery nipple is a cocktail that also goes by the name butterball or butterball shooter. As the name suggests, this drink has a buttery, sweet taste, and it is incredibly creamy. It is a slightly random creation, but despite this, it is one of the most popular party shots that exist. After all, with this drink, you essentially get two shots in one. So, while you get a much smaller drink than you would likely expect from a cocktail, you are actually getting more bang for your buck. 

The unique flavor and texture of this cocktail shot is achievable because of the ingredients that are used to create it. So, let’s take a look at what a buttery nipple is made of. 

What Is A Buttery Nipple Made Of?

With a buttery and creamy flavor, you might find yourself puzzled as to what ingredients could be used to achieve this. But, the ingredients list for a buttery nipple is actually pretty simple. This is because this cocktail consists of just 2 ingredients. They are butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream liquor. 

The simplicity of this ingredient list is what makes the buttery nipple cocktail different from most other cocktails, as many cocktail recipes are long and complex. But, the buttery nipple keeps things simple, and this is mainly because this drink does not contain any mixers. The lack of mixers is what also gives this drink the ability to be served in a shot glass rather than a larger glass. 

As well as tasting great, the buttery nipple cocktail shot looks great too. This is because the ingredients do not mix together within the glass, instead they form individual layers. This is because of the physics of the two drinks. So, when you get given a shot glass containing a buttery nipple, you will find that the clear schnapps sits at the bottom, and the creamy Irish cream liquor sits on top. This is a delicious drink, so let’s take a look at how to make it.

Buttery Nipple Ingredients

Before you get started on making your buttery nipple shots, you need to gather the ingredients for this drink. As we have said, the ingredients list for this drink is very simple, with just butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream liquor needed to make it.

Most of the time, you will only be able to get these alcoholic drinks in large bottles, so this will set you up perfectly if you have a group of friends coming around to your house for a party.

But, as well as the alcoholic ingredients that you will need for this drink, you also need to consider the shot glasses that you need to buy. You can use smaller shot glasses for these, but we would recommend investing in some nice, larger, glass shot glasses.

This size of glass allows you to get a full shot of schnapps and Irish cream in the glass, ensuring that you get 2 shots for the price of 1. If you don’t want to pay the extra for larger glass shot glasses, you can usually get plastic glasses in this size too.

You can use any brand of alcohol for this drink, whether it be a grocery-store own-brand, or an expensive alternative.

One of the most popular brands of butterscotch schnapps is Dekuyper shots, and one of the most popular brands of Irish cream liquor is Bailey’s, so if you want the best, you should consider buying these brands. Once you have your alcohol and shot glasses at the ready, you can make your buttery nipples.

Buttery Nipple

Buttery Nipple

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

Irish cream and butterscotch are a classic combination, and Buttery Nipples are the perfect way to enjoy them! These delicious liqueurs are combined in just the right proportions, making for a rich and creamy treat that's absolutely irresistible. Serve them neat or on the rocks, and enjoy the smooth, decadent flavor of Buttery Nipples any time you want.


  • 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 0.5 oz Irish cream liqueur


  1. Chill your shot glasses in the fridge for a couple of minutes
  2. Pour 1 oz of butterscotch schnapps into the chilled shot glass
  3. Take a bar spoon, and place it on top of the shot glass, float the Irish cream liquor over the back of this spoon. This will ensure that the Irish cream does not split in the process.
  4. Repeat until you have filled enough shot glasses for all of your guests
  5. Serve your buttery nipples, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g

Final Thoughts

Because these cocktails are designed to be served as a shot, you will be able to get quite a lot of servings out of 1 bottle of butterscotch schnapps and 1 bottle of Irish cream liquor. So, you will be getting excellent value for your money by serving this cocktail at your next party.

Now it’s time to make it and enjoy! So, if you are looking for a straightforward buttery nipple recipe, check out the guide above.

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