Slippery Nipple Shooter Recipe

A Slippery Nipple is one of those drinks that gets giggles when it’s ordered. More than just being a bar room joke, a Slippery Nipple is pretty darn good. This drink has multiple variations. It is also sometimes made with Sambuca instead of Schnapps.

Slippery Nipple Shooter Ingredients

  • 0.5 oz Kahlua
  • 0.5 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 0.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps

Slippery Nipple Shooter Directions

  1. Fill a drink shaker with ice
  2. shake until cold
  3. strain into shot glasses, or layer into each glass

Non Sequitur

It is unclear who concocted the drink or named it a slippery nipple. The evidence suggests that it originated in the 1980s during a period of renewed popularity of cocktails and mixed drinks. This fad 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 name of the drink appears to have come about in order to shock people. Other drinks whose names were likewise derived include “silk panties”, “Sex on the Beach”, and “screaming orgasm”. There are, however, some vague common characteristics between the drink and of a woman’s breast, such as the coloration and the milky taste and textural qualities. Also the visual effect of the tan-colored Irish cream atop the colorless Sambuca connotes a lubricated (i.e. slippery) nipple.

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