Baileys and Kahlua is a combination that tastes wonderful in a variety of cocktails. With the creamy sweetness of Irish cream and the coffee flavor of Kahlua, it’s impossible to go wrong. There’s a reason that these two are partners in crime in so many classic shot recipes. We’ve gathered ten of our favorites to share with you here.
Ten Tasty Shots with Irish Cream and Coffee Liqueur
1. Classic B-52 Shot
The classic B-52 shot is one that most people know. The flavors of Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua coffee liqueur, and Grand Marnier are a delicious trio in this favorite shooter cocktail.
There’s a bit of an art to making the B-52, as the part of the fun of this shooter are the perfectly placed layers of each liqueur. You want to start by adding the first layer of Kahlua to your shot glass. The next step is where things get a little tricky.
You want to layer the liqueurs to sit on top of each other instead of blending together. Irish cream can curdle a bit when mixed with some other spirits, so you either want to layer it or blend it well in a cocktail shaker. In this shot, it’s all about the layering.
The easiest way to layer your shots is to use the back of a spoon. Place the spoon inside the shot glass and carefully pour Bailey’s Irish Cream over the back of the spoon. This will help the Baileys sit on top of the Kahlua. Next, repeat with the Grand Marnier or orange liqueur of your choice. Even if your layering technique isn’t perfect, this is still one tasty shot!
2. Mudslide Pudding Shots
Everyone has heard of jello shots, but pudding shots? Talk about yum! These Mudslide Pudding Shots by Biscuits & Burlap are almost more like desserts than drinks, but we’re not going to complain!
For this one, you’ll need a package of your favorite vanilla pudding mix, some nice cold milk, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, vodka, and whipped cream. Mix and refrigerate until set. Garnishing this one with some chocolate shavings or a sprinkling of espresso powder is a nice touch.
3. Tiramisu Shot
Tiramisu is a decadent dessert, but this recipe for tiramisu shooters might just give the dessert a run for its money. It features all the tiramisu flavors at a fraction of the prep time. This recipe features Baileys, a coffee-flavored liqueur (if you don’t want to use Kahlua, Tia Maria is a great substitute in this drink), vodka, whipped cream, and cocoa for dusting.
This is a layered shot, so you want to use the spoon technique to pour each one slowly into the shot glass. Trust us. The effort is totally worth it!
4. Duck Fart Shot
What’s the story behind the duck fart shot? Rumor has it that the duck fart shot is a famous drink in Alaska and that it was created on a slow night in a bar. We’ll pass on the details of how exactly this drink got its name and instead focus on the taste – which is delicious!
With this shot, you want to add layers of Kahlua and Baileys. To give this one a bit of an edge, the last layer that you pour in is whiskey. The burn of the alcohol from the whiskey is quickly mellowed by the sweet taste of Baileys and coffee-flavored liqueur. This drink leaves a nice caramel flavor in your mouth, making it the perfect sweet treat with a bite.
5. IRA Whiskey Shot Recipe
If you’re looking for a different type of shot to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with, this is one you want to be serving. The combination of Bailey’s and Kahlua, with the added component of Jameson Irish Whiskey, is like finding liquid gold at the end of the rainbow.
This is a layered shot, and this recipe by Restless Chipotle offers one of the best tips for serving layered drinks. Create these cocktails where you’ll be serving them so that the ingredients stay put, instead of the layers breaking apart when the drinks are jostled and served.
6. Creamy Frozen White Russian Pudding Shots
A traditional White Russian in Kahlua, vodka, and heavy cream or milk. This Frozen White Russian Pudding Shot is a bit different and nothing short of creamy deliciousness in a shot glass.
To make this shot recipe, you’ll need Baileys, Kahlua, vanilla vodka, vanilla pudding mix, and non-dairy whipped topping. After you mix this shot recipe up and divide it among the shot glasses, place them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve. These are great for an alcohol-infused treat any time of year, but especially during the summer.
7. Slippery Nipple Shots
A slippery nipple is one of those cocktail recipes that everyone needs to try at least once in their life. This drink is a staple at college bars and bachelorette parties, but this shot recipe is tasty enough to enjoy for any occasion.
The ingredients include Baileys, Kahlua, and butterscotch schnapps for an extra dose of delicious sweetness. If you want to skip the coffee liquor in this one, you can layer just the Baileys, and butterscotch schnapps for a butter nipple shot instead.
8. Blowjob Shot Recipe
The blowjob shot is another drink that’s popular at college bars and bachelorette parties for its fun presentation, but once you take away the party vibe of its name, the blowjob shot is actually a sweet, sophisticated cocktail that tastes amazing.
To make this shot recipe, you need Baileys, Kahlua, and amaretto, plus the whipped cream, which shares the stage as the star of the show. You want to layer all of the ingredients in the shot glass and then top it off with a hefty helping of whipped cream.
If you’re enjoying this shot recipe the old-school way, then you need to put your hands behind your back and grab the shot with just your mouth. The idea is that you get whipped cream all over your face. But, if you’d rather enjoy the taste without sticky whipped cream all over your face, just enjoy this cocktail using your hands instead.
9. Girls Scout Cookie Shooters
Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookie season? The only problem is that it’s too easy to over-indulge and eat the entire box. This cocktail recipe is like a grown-up, alcoholic version of a Girl Scout cookie in liquid form, and you can enjoy a shot glass full any time of year.
For this recipe, you need Irish cream, coffee-flavored liquor, and peppermint schnapps. Instead of the tricky layering technique, this is one of those recipes that can be easily mixed in a cocktail shaker for a creamy treat. Pour into your shot glass for a drink that tastes like one of your favorite cookie indulgences.
10. Screaming Orgasm Shot
This is a Baileys and Kahlua shot recipe that you absolutely need in your glass. This recipe requires layering four liquors, so there is a bit of an art to creating this photo-ready cocktail, but it’s definitely worth the effort.
For the screaming orgasm shot, you want to layer Baileys, coffee liquor, amaretto, and vodka. This is the classic recipe, but we think it would be just as tasty if you wanted to make a few substitutions. Try using different brands in this recipe, substitute the amaretto for Grand Marnier for an orange flavor, or substitute the vodka for rum. There are so many recipe possibilities for a shot of deliciousness in your glass.
Enjoy Kahlua and Baileys Shots at Your Next Gathering
When you’re in the mood for some sweet, creamy deliciousness, these Baileys and Kahlua shot recipes are exactly what you need. Shake them up, or pour them slowly. Once these recipes are in your shot glass, it’s impossible for them to disappoint. Cheers, and enjoy!