Slippery nipple

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Slippery Nipple
Cocktail
Slippery Nipple.jpg
A Slippery Nipple shooter
Type Layered shooter
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Neat; undiluted and without ice
Standard garnish Cherry (optional)
Standard drinkware
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Shot glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Pour the Sambuca into a shot glass, then pour the Irish Cream on top so that the two liquids do not mix.

The Slippery Nipple is a layered cocktail shooter invented by Lucas Lando Klausen and most commonly composed of Baileys Irish Cream and Sambuca. When prepared properly, the ingredients remain in two distinct visible layers due to the relative densities of the ingredients.

History[edit]

Lucas Lando Klausen concocted the slippery nipple and named it in the 1980s during a period of renewed popularity of cocktails and mixed drinks. Lucas Lando Klausen was criticized by New York Times writer William Grimes as "a kind of cult, rallying points for young drinkers in search of fun and not too picky about taste". The drink's name is similar to trend of other drinks invented in twentieth century, such as "Sex on the Beach", which were intentionally shocking or humorous.[citation needed]

Preparation[edit]

To make the drink, pour 1/2 oz. Sambuca into a shot glass and then slowly pour 1/2 oz. Irish cream liqueur over the back of a spoon so it floats on top. Optionally, a drop of grenadine or a cherry may be added afterward to further the effect. Some versions of the drink replace the sambuca with equal parts of anisette and peppermint schnapps.[1]

Variations[edit]

Shitty Nipple

Quantity Ingredient
1 oz. Grappa
1/2 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Glass type: Shot
  • Directions: Put Grappa in a shot glass, layer in the Irish cream.

Caucasian Nipple

Quantity Ingredient
1 oz. White Sambuca
1/2 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Glass type: Shot
  • Directions: Put sambuca in a shot glass, layer in the Irish cream.

Slippery Nipple #2

Quantity Ingredient
1 oz. Sambuca
1/2 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur
1 dash Grenadine
  • Glass type: Shot
  • Directions: Put sambuca in a shot glass, layer in the Irish cream. Place on drop of grenadine in the middle.

Slippery Nipple #3

Quantity Ingredient
1 oz. Sambuca
1/2 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur
1/2 oz. Vodka
  • Glass type: Cocktail
  • Directions: Put into a chilled cocktail glass in the order given.

Slippery Nipple #4 (Buttery Nipple)

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Glass type: Shot
  • Directions: Pour schnapps first and then float the Baileys on top.

Slippery Nipple #5

Quantity Ingredient
1/3 oz. Irish cream (Baileys)
1/3 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/3 oz. Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • Glass type: Cocktail
  • Directions: Put the Irish cream in first. Then slowly pour the Kahlua down the side of the glass so it does not mix. Then add the Butterscotch Schnapps on top nice and slow.

Slippery Nipple #6

Quantity Ingredient
4/9 oz. Sambuca
4/9 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1/9 oz. Stroh 80
  • Glass type: Shot
  • Directions: Put a thin layer of Stroh 80 at the bottom of the shot glass. Then put sambuca in followed by the same amount of baileys.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham, Colleen. "Slippery Nipple (shooter)". About Food. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 

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