Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream

Slippery Egg cocktail made with Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps and eggnog
Slippery Egg Cocktail

There are plenty of awesome cocktails you can make with the delicious combination of butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream. Here are some suggestions to help you get started, plus a few tips about experimenting on your own.

A Smooth Combination

When you combine butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream, you get a cocktail that is sweet, smooth and incredibly satisfying to the tastebuds. It's almost like having a rich dessert in a glass. Even though you can make an awesome drink with just these two ingredients, they are often used as a jumping off point for a number of delicious cocktails. Be careful, though. These drinks go down so smoothly that you may be tempted to drink too fast. If you do, you'll find you have a major buzz before you know it.

Of course, it's always best to use quality ingredients whenever possible. Popular brands of butterscotch schnapps include DeKuyper® and Bols®. Baileys® reigns supreme amongst Irish cream liqueurs, but Carolan's® is a close second.

Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream Cocktails and Shooters

Buttery Nipple

Layered shots are always fun to make.

  • 1/2 shot butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 shot Irish cream liqueur

Pour the schnapps first for the bottom layer. Using a spoon to break the cream's fall, slowly pour in the Irish cream to gently layer it on the top of the shot.

Golden Nipple

Here's another great shooter.

  • 1/3 shot cinnamon schnapps
  • 1/3 shot butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/3 shot Irish cream

Add all three ingredients to the shot glass in the order they are listed.

Slippery Egg Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Irish cream
  • 2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • Non alcoholic eggnog (Store-bought nog is fine.)

Pour both liqueurs into a glass, top off the glass with eggnog and stir.

Butterfinger Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish cream
  • 1 1/2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • Milk (Enough to fill the rest of the glass)

Combine all three ingredients over ice in a tall glass and stir.

B-28 Cocktail

  • 3 ounces Irish cream
  • 1/3 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1/3 ounce Amaretto
  • 1/3 ounce butterscotch schnapps

In an old fashioned glass, layer each ingredient in the order given.

Butterscotch Cocoa

  • 2 ounces Irish cream
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • Your favorite hot cocoa (Dark, milk or white chocolate; each produces a different flavor.)

Pour both liqueurs in a large mug, add the cocoa and stir.

Blind Russian Cocktail

  • 3/4 ounce Irish Cream
  • 3/4 ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • Milk

In a tall glass with ice, combine all four liqueurs. Top off the glass with milk and stir.

Delicious Results

As you can see, there are a lot of ways to combine butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream to create tasty cocktails. You can experiment a bit on your own by trying out other mixers, complimentary liqueurs and compatible schnapps flavors with this initial combination. Lemon-lime soda or cola will add a fizzy kick and another dimension to the flavor. Cherry and raspberry liqueurs, as well as peach schnapps, will add a fruity tone that is simply delicious when you strike the right balance.

Sure, you may mix a few less-than-stellar cocktails before you hit on a combination that you just love, but isn't that how most new cocktails are created?

Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream