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Butterball Shot

pouring irish cream from a measuring cup into a shot glass using cocktail spoon

Capture the delectable flavor of butterscotch and cream in a single velvety mouthful of the Butterball Shot, a lovely and creamy beverage. As a bartender, I observed the customers’ eyes light when they took their first drink of this combination. Its right balance of sweetness and velvetiness makes it a popular choice among people who enjoy a dessert-like beverage with a pleasant kick. I can assist you in creating and relishing this delectable delicacy.

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Tasting Notes

The Butterball Shot is a delicious symphony. It blends the smooth, creamy texture of Irish cream with the sweet, caramel-like flavor of butterscotch liquor. With every sip, the velvety texture coats your palate and leaves a wonderfully sweet aftertaste that entices you to take another cup. It’s similar to indulging in your preferred butterscotch candies in a more refined, liquid version.

Glassware and Equipment

Simple tools will serve to create this delectable shot. All you need is a measuring jigger and a basic shaker. Regarding glasses, a regular shot glass works well for serving. Its precise dimensions and form are perfect for the rapid, gratifying sip that defines the shot-drinking experience.


  • 1 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Irish Cream


  1. Fill your shaker with ice to chill the ingredients properly.
  2. Pour 1 oz of Butterscotch Schnapps and 1 oz of Irish Cream into the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  4. Strain the mixture into a shot glass.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy the creamy goodness.
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Pro Tips

  • To improve the drink’s smoothness, chill the shot glasses before serving. 
  • Pour the Irish Cream gently over the back of a spoon and pour it on top of the Butterscotch Schnapps to create a tiered look. 
  • You can change the ratio to your desired ratio. 
  • For extra smoothness, add more Irish Cream; for sweetness, add more Butterscotch Schnapps.

When to Serve

The Butterball Shot is adaptable and appropriate for many situations. It’s a popular conversation starter at parties and get-togethers. Because of its dessert-like properties, it also makes a delicious after-dinner treat. This shot lends a delicate touch to any occasion, be it a joyous celebration or a laid-back get-together.

Similar Cocktails

  • B-52: A classic layered shot that combines coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and Grand Marnier. It’s known for its smooth, complex flavor and striking appearance.
  • Duck Fart Shot: A fun and flavorful concoction made with coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and Crown Royal (or a similar whiskey). It’s creamy and rich with a whiskey kick.
  • Blow Job Shot: A playful, creamy shot made by layering coffee liqueur and Irish cream, topped with whipped cream. It’s usually consumed without using hands, adding to the fun.
  • Buttery Nipple Shot: This sweet shot layers butterscotch schnapps with Irish cream, creating a silky, dessert-like drink that’s both smooth and indulgent.
  • Oatmeal Cookie Shot: Combining butterscotch schnapps, Irish cream, cinnamon schnapps, and Jägermeister, this shot mimics the flavors of an oatmeal cookie, with a sweet and slightly spicy profile.


The origins of the Butterball Shot may be traced back to the flavored liqueur movement, which gained traction as mixologists and connoisseurs looked for inventive ways to serve traditional liquors. The rich, warm nature of butterscotch flavors—think handmade candies and treats—is reflected in the name. For those who want a sweet, creamy drink with a kick, this shot has become a go-to.

pouring irish cream from a measuring cup into a shot glass using cocktail spoon

Butterball Shot

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butterball Shot, Butterscotch schnapps, Irish Cream
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Relax in a Butterball Shot, a creamy blend of butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream ideal for dessert lovers looking for a sweet, smooth drink.


  • 1 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 oz Irish Cream


  • Fill your shaker with ice to chill the ingredients properly.
  • Pour 1 oz of Butterscotch Schnapps and 1 oz of Irish Cream into the shaker.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain the mixture into a shot glass.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the creamy goodness.
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Butterball Shot
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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