Sunday, March 20, 2016

Baileys Irish Cream - Shots and Shooters

Baileys Shooters

A Red Arrow - Baileys Shooter via Dream Cocktails
A Red Arrow (Baileys Shooter)Source: comedy_nose on flickr
The world debut of Baileys Irish Cream in 1974 was to revolutionize the idea of shots and shooters. A shot was traditionally from hard liquor such as Bourbon or Tequila and was drunk for a couple of reasons - to warm you up when you came in from the cold or to speed up the road to oblivion.

Baileys added a creamy flavor to shots and made them more widely enjoyed (whether that's good or bad is up for debate). The word shot and shooter are both used to describe the same drink depending on whereabouts you live.

Shots have moved a long way since they were first served and are often very colorful with a mix of different spirits and liqueurs. Basically they are now seen as more of a mini cocktail. Shooters can be served in shot glasses, double shot glasses and even liqueur glasses.

Baileys Irish Cream is such a delicious flavor that plays well with other drinks that it belongs in a plethora of shooter recipes. It is impossible to name them all on one page, but here are some delicious ones for you to try.




Delicious Baileys Shots to Enjoy

After Dinner Mint
1 part Baileys
1 part Creme de Menthe
1 part Kahlua

Put the Kahlua into the shot glass first, next layer the Crème de Menthe into the shot before gently layering the Baileys on the top.

B-52
1 part Cointreau
1 part Baileys
1 part Kahlua

Pour the Kahlua into the glass first, next gently layer the Baileys and finally layer the Cointreau onto the top.

Black Nipple
1 part Baileys
1 part Opal Nera

Place the Opal Nera in the shot glass first and then layer the Baileys onto the top.

Blow Job
1 part Baileys
1 part Banana Liqueur
1 part Kahlua

Place the Kahlua into the glass first and then gently layer the Banana Liqueur over the Kahlua and the Baileys on top.

More Baileys Shooters

Orgasm
1 part Cointreau
1 part Baileys

Pour the Baileys into the shot glass first and carefully layer the Cointreau on top.

Opal Orgasm
1 part cream
1 part Cointreau
1 part Baileys
1 part Opal Nera

Place the Opal Nera into the shot glass first and then layer the rest of the ingredients in the following order - Baileys, Cointreau and cream.

Multiple Orgasm
1 part Cointreau
1 part Baileys
1 part Strawberry Liqueur

Pour the Strawberry Liqueur into the shot glass first and then layer Baileys over the top and Cointreau over the top of the Baileys.

Recipes for Baileys Irish Cream Shooters

QF
1 part Baileys
1 part Midori
1 part Kahlua

Place the Kahlua into the shot glass first and then layer the Midori onto the Kahlua and finally the Baileys makes up the top layer.

Scud Missile
1 part Malibu
1 part Baileys
1 part Kahlua

Layer the above ingredients with Kahlua on the bottom, Baileys in the middle and Malibu on top.

Slippery Nipple
1 part Baileys
1 part Sambuca

Pour the Sambuca into the shot glass and then layer the Baileys on top.

More Recipes for Baileys Irish Cream Shots

Vibrator
1 part Baileys
1 part Malibu
1 part Banana Liqueur

Place the Banana Liqueur in the bottom of the shot glass and layer the Malibu on top, then layer the Baileys on top of the Malibu.

After Five
½ measure Peppermint Schnapps
1 measure Kahlua
1 tbsp Baileys

Place the Peppermint Schnapps in the shot glass first and layer the Kahlua on top of the schnapps. Float the Baileys on the top.

Modern Look Baileys Irish Cream

More choice in flavors

New flavors of Baileys means that there are even more recipes that will call for different types of Baileys Irish Cream. Here are just a couple for you to try for starters, but don't be afraid to substitute one of the original Baileys in some of the previous recipes for one of the new flavors - Baileys Mint Chocolate and Baileys Caramel.

Baileys Choc Mint Twist
10ml Baileys Mint chocolate
10ml Creme de Menthe
10ml Dark Creme de Cacao .

Layer the ingredients in a shot glass in this order - Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe & Baileys on top.

Baileys Golden
10ml Baileys Caramel
10ml Golden Rum
10ml Butterscotch Schnapps

Layer the ingredients into a shot glass working up from the bottom of the list.

But, How Do I Layer My Shots? - Achieving the Stunning Look of These Shooters

It's all very well to give you these recipes, but layering shots isn't always as easy as it looks...........unless you have the right tools that is. The trick is to slow down the flow of the liquor as much as possible so that they don't mix, doing that is the tricky part.

Spill-Stop Mfg. Co. Twisted Dime Bar Spoon 10.5''Spill-Stop Mfg. Co. Twisted Dime Bar Spoon 10.5''
I tried using the back of a teaspoon, it sounds easy enough - no! I should just add though that the shots still taste nice, layered or not, we're just searching for the whole package!

Next I read that you just needed to tilt the glass slightly when pouring - big no!

Then entered The Dime Spoon (on the left)

The dime spoon makes layering cocktails and shots nice and easy and is a must have bar tool if you want to absolutely wow your friends with some amazing layered shots.

See below for a video of the dime spoon in action.

The Dime Spoon in Action - Layering Those Shots and Shooters


So now I want to know - which Baileys shot or shooter is your favorite?  That's if you're able to limit yourself to just one of course!

If you prefer a longer drink then be sure to check out my delicious selection of Bailey's Cocktails.

Delicious selection of Baileys shots and shooters via Dream Cocktails

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