How to Make a B-52 Shot
Be your own bartender and make a B-52 shot at home!
The B-52 (also B52 or Bifi) is a layered cocktail shooter composed of a coffee liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, and amaretto almond liqueur. When prepared properly, the ingredients separate into three distinctly visible layers. The layering is due to the relative densities of the ingredients. It is believed that B-52 was invented at the Keg Steakhouse in Calgary, Alberta in 1977. If you are interested in trying to make your own B-52 shot at home, you can check out the recipe below for to make the shot.
In order to make a B-52 shot, you will need the following ingredients at the following proportions:
- 1/3 shot of Kahlua® coffee liqueur
- 1/3 shot of Bailey’s® Irish cream
- 1/3 shot of amaretto almond liqueur
Carefully layer the ingredients, in order, into a shot glass; Kahlua, Irish cream, and then amaretto. Some people like to light the shot on fire before doing so–making a “flaming B-52″ shot. If you do this, be sure to blow the flame out before taking the shot!