Classic B52 Shot Recipe layering Kahlua, Bailey's Irish Cream, and Grand Marnier to make a layered shot. This easy to make shot had flavor notes of caramel and orange that blend great together.
This classic layered shot looks amazing and tastes fantastic. The combination of coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and orange liqueur produces a caramel orange flavor. You can drink this shot slowly and savor each layer or drink it quickly.
I have heard of people stirring the shot after they are served it so all of the flavors mix together. It is totally up to you how you enjoy this classic layered shot.
The B52 Shot is one ingredient off of making a Duck Fart Shot. The difference is Grand Marnier versus Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey.
- Bailey's Irish Cream
- Grand Marnier
Shot Glass - You want to use a 2 oz shot glass for this B52 recipe. If you are using a smaller shot glass make sure to lower the amount of liquor used so it fits in the shot glass. This recipe makes a 1.5 oz shot.
Measuring cup - I use these angled measuring cups to easily measure out each layer of this shot. I use three different measuring cups so the flavors do not combine.
Step 1 - Add Kahlua to the shot glass. Try to minimize any liquid getting on the side of the shot glass. For the first layer when you pour the coffee liqueur it can go in at regular speed but try to keep the sides of the glass as clean as possible.
Step 2 - SLOWLY Pour Bailey's Irish Cream over the back of a bar spoon this will help get the distinct layers in this layered drink.
Step 3 - Rotate the shot glass so you are not pouring down the same spot that you poured the Irish Cream. Wipe off the spoon or use a new one.
Slowly pour the Grand Marnier into the glass. SLOWLY!!!!!!
I have seen where other bartenders have used different orange liqueurs like Cointreau for this recipe. I have only made these with Grand Marnier so I am not sure how the layering will look with other orange liqueurs.
You will want to use equal parts of each liqueur to get an even layered shot.
Pour slowly!!! You want to slowly pour the Bailey's and Grand Marnier over the spoon so the layers do not mix.
Wiping off the spoon or using a 2nd spoon between layers can help minimize the mixing.
I use these angled measuring cups to easily measure out each layer of this shot. I use three different measuring cups so the flavors do not combine.
You can serve this drink at room temperature or you can refrigerator the Kahlua, Baileys, and Grand Marnier before serving so it is a cold shot.
Different brands of alcohol may settle differently when poured into this shot.
To make a flaming b-52 you can drizzle a bit of 101 overproof rum or other highly flammable liquor and light it on fire. PLEASE be careful and safe and careful when trying to make this flaming B-52 shot.
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Classic B52 Shot Recipe
- ½ oz Kahlua
- ½ oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
- ½ oz Grand Marnier
- Pour Kahlua into the shot glass
- Slowly pour Bailey's Irish Cream over a spoon into the shot glass
- Rotate the shot glass, Slowly pour Grand Marnier over a spoon into the shot glass