Snickers Shot

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Snickers Alcohol Shot Recipe

Satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in the decadent flavors of a classic candy bar with the Snickers Shot.

This rich and creamy cocktail layers the coffee notes of Kahlua, the hazelnut richness of Frangelico, and the smooth, milky taste of Bailey’s Irish Cream to mimic the beloved Snickers chocolate bar.

Topped with an actual piece of Snickers, this shot is a dessert and drink all in one, perfect for ending a meal on a high note or celebrating any special occasion.

Equipment Needed:

  • Shot glass
  • Bar spoon


  • Kahlua
  • Frangelico
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Snickers chocolate bar (for garnish)

How to Make the Snickers Shot:

  1. Begin by pouring Kahlua into the shot glass, filling it to 40% of its capacity. The Kahlua serves as the base, offering deep coffee flavours that resemble the nougat in a Snickers bar.
  2. Next, carefully layer the Frangelico on top of the Kahlua using a bar spoon, adding another 40% to the glass. The Frangelico brings a sweet hazelnut flavour that complements the Kahlua and mimics the nutty element of Snickers.
  3. Finish off with the final 20% using Bailey’s Irish Cream, carefully layered on top to create a smooth, creamy finish. The Bailey’s adds a silky texture and a touch of sweetness, resembling the chocolate and caramel of the candy bar.
  4. Garnish with a small piece of Snickers chocolate bar, placing it either on the rim of the glass or on a small skewer across the top. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also ties the drink back to its candy bar inspiration.

Serve and Enjoy: Present the Snickers Shot immediately to admire the layered beauty before savouring the delicious combination of flavour’s. This shot is a hit at parties, gatherings, or as a special treat for anyone who loves the iconic combination of chocolate, nuts, and caramel.

FAQ: Snickers Shot

Q1: Can I use a different type of chocolate liqueur instead of Kahlua? A1: While Kahlua adds a unique coffee flavor that complements the Snickers theme, you can substitute it with a chocolate liqueur for a more chocolate-forward flavor. Keep in mind this will change the profile of the shot slightly, making it sweeter and more chocolatey.

Q2: Is there a non-alcoholic version of this shot? A2: For a non-alcoholic Snickers Shot, you can use coffee-flavored syrup in place of Kahlua, hazelnut syrup instead of Frangelico, and a cream-based non-alcoholic alternative for Bailey’s. Layer these ingredients similarly to create a non-alcoholic treat that mimics the flavors of the original shot.

Q3: How can I achieve perfect layers in my shot? A3: Achieving perfect layers involves carefully pouring each ingredient over the back of a bar spoon to gently add it to the shot glass without mixing the layers. Pour slowly and steadily for the best results.

Q4: Can I make this shot in advance? A4: It’s best to make the Snickers Shot just before serving to preserve the layered effect and ensure the garnish is fresh. However, you can pre-measure the ingredients to speed up assembly.

Q5: What are some garnish alternatives if I don’t have Snickers? A5: If you don’t have Snickers, you can garnish with other chocolate or caramel candies, a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce, or even a sprinkle of crushed nuts to evoke the Snickers flavor profile.

Q6: How do I serve the Snickers Shot at a party? A6: To serve the Snickers Shot at a party, prepare multiple shots in advance up to the Bailey’s layer and add the garnish right before serving. This way, you can quickly complete the shots and serve them fresh to your guests.

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