Thursday, October 4, 2012

B52 Shot Layered Drink Shooters (with variations)

A B52 Shot is a delicious layered drink with coffee liqueur, Irish cream and orange liqueur. Make these cocktail shooters for your next party!

two B52 shot layered drink cocktail shooters

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.

What is a B52 Shot?

The B52 is a classic layered cocktail that has been around since the late 1970's.

Nobody really knows if it was named for the bomber or the band.

But either way, their are a lot of variations of the B 52 cocktail made with different alcohol combinations.

Layered Drink Variations

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 B52 shot with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur rather than Grand Marnier
  • For a B 52 with Bombay Doors, build a B 52 cocktail using Bombay gin
  • To make a B 52 in the Desert, build a B-52 with tequila rather than Bailey's Irish cream
  • For a B 52 with a Full Payload, build a B52 shot, but add 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 using Sambuca rather than Irish cream
  • To make a B 54, build a B-52 with Amaretto almond liqueur in place of Grand Marnier
  • For B 55 cocktail shooters, use absinthe rather than Grand Marnier
  • To make a B 57, use peppermint schnapps rather than Irish cream
Enjoy and have a fantastic Ladies Night!

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Author: Donna Elick
B52 Layered Cocktail Shooter

B52 Layered Cocktail Shooter

A B52 Shot is a delicious layered drink with coffee liqueur, Irish cream and orange liqueur. Make these cocktail shooters for your next party!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min


  • 1 part Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 part Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 part Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur


  1. Pour equal parts Kahlua, Baileys and Grand Marnier into a shot glass one at a time. Start with the Kahlua, then Baileys Irish Cream, then Grand Marnier.
  2. 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!

  5. Wow, amazing drink. A must try item. I will defintelty let you know how was the taste.


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