The B-52 shot is a layered shot composed of a coffee liqueur (Kahlúa), an Irish cream (Baileys), and a triple sec (Grand Marnier). When prepared properly, the ingredients separate into three distinctly visible layers.The B-52 shot's origin is not officially confirmed; but a popular claim is that it was created by a bartender named Peter Fich who worked at the Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. Fich named all of his creations after his favourite music; so the B-52 shot was named after the band The B-52's rather than the iconic military plane of the same name.
- Shot Glass
- 25 ml Kahlúa coffee liqueur
- 25 ml Baileys Irish cream Liqueur
- 25 ml triple sec such as Grand Marnier
- To a shot glass pour the coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa or Tia Maria)
- Then gently pour in the Irish cream liqueur over a small spoon. The small spoon lessens the impact of the pouring so the layers are preserved.
- Then top up the shot with a little triple-sec such as Grand Marnier, again over a small spoon.