Slippery nipple

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slippery nipple
Slippery Nipple.jpg
A slippery nipple shooter
TypeLayered shooter
Base spirit
ServedNeat: undiluted and without ice
Standard garnishCherry (optional)
Standard drinkware
Shot Glass (Standard).svg
Shot glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationPour 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 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.


The slippery nipple, along with the fuzzy navel, silk panties, and teeny weeny woo woo, was criticized by New York Times writer William Grimes when describing the rise of such schnapps-containing cocktails as "a kind of cult, rallying points for young drinkers in search of fun and not too picky about taste".[1]


The drink is made from 1/2 oz. sambuca, 1/2 oz. Irish cream liqueur, and optionally, a drop of grenadine or a cherry. Some versions of the drink replace the sambuca with equal parts of anisette and peppermint schnapps.[2]


  1. ^ Grimes, William (2001). Straight Up or On the Rocks: The Story of the American Cocktail (First revised ed.). North Point Press. p. 123. ISBN 9780865476011.
  2. ^ Graham, Colleen. "Slippery Nipple (shooter)". About Food. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015.

External links[edit]