Thursday, October 4, 2012

B52 Layered Cocktail Shooter (with variations)

Can you think of a better fall combination than coffee liqueur, Irish cream and orange liqueur?  Well, okay maybe one...  But we will get to that in a minute.  The B52 is a classic cocktail that has been around since the late 1970's.  No way to tell if it was named for the bomber or the band, but either way their are a ton of variations and different ways to whip up one of these that you are going to love.

We are a house divided.  I love the B-51, which switches out the Grand Marnier for Frangelico.  I mean really, orange or hazelnut?  I am going with the hazelnut every time.  Which one would you choose?
  • To make a B-51, build a B-52 with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur rather than Grand Marnier
  • To make a B-52 with Bombay Doors, build a B-52 with Bombay gin
  • To make a B-52 in the Desert, build a B-52 with tequila rather than Bailey's Irish cream
  • To make a B-52 with a Full Payload, build a B-52 with a 4th layer of Frangelico and a 5th layer of Bacardi 151 rum lit on fire.
  • To make a B-53, build a B-52 with Sambuca rather than Irish cream
  • To make a B-54, build a B-52 with Amaretto almond liqueur in place of Grand Marnier
  • To make a B-55, build a B-52 with absinthe rather than Grand Marnier
  • To make a B-57, build a B-52 with peppermint schnapps rather than Irish cream
Enjoy and have a fantastic Ladies Night! 

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Check out these scrumptious fall cocktails! Click the image or the link, they will open in a new window.  Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Pie Martini a favorite fall dessert in a decadent cocktail.  You are going to love this one!

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cocktail Shooters perfect for any party or any day. Serve with or without the cookie!

The Nutty Apple Cocktail - Creamy hazelnut, apple and french vanilla all come together to help you welcome Fall in this pleasantly surprising Autumn drink.

B52 Layered Cocktail Shooter
1 part Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
1 part Bailey's Irish Cream 
1 part Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur

Pour equal parts Kahlua, Bailey's and Grand Marnier into a shot glass one at a time.  Starting with the Kahlua, then Bailey's then Grand Marnier.  To get a perfect layered shot tip the glass and pour the cocktail down the side.



  1. This is a VERY cool looking drink! Pretty sure I couldn't handle downing it, but it sure does look amazing.

  2. So fun! I love layered drinks...they look so cool! Love all the different variations...especially the one you light on fire! :)

  3. Quiche! Quiche Lorraine!

    Oh sorry....wrong B52's.

  4. I have to say that I have some very fond memories of the B-52, or maybe I'm thinking the Tequila Sunrise. :) Love those B-52s!


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