Delightful Slippery Nipple Cocktail Recipe

slippery nipple recipe
slippery nipple recipe

Slippery nipple recipe cocktail

The slippery nipple cocktail is a great tasting shot that is mostly served in bars and can be used to grace different occasions- like thanksgiving. As humorous as the name sounds, the drink is quite unique. This cocktail was named during the period when many other cocktails were receiving shocking or humorous names such as “Screaming orgasm”, Silk Panties, or  “Sex on the Beach”. The slippery nipple shot recipe is easy, fun to prepare, and requires concentration.

The slippery nipple is a layered cocktail made of Baileys Irish cream liqueur, grenadine syrup, and Sambuca. You will know that the drink is properly made when the ingredients are separated by different visible layers. The separation is a result of the ingredient’s relative densities. Irrespective of its layers, the drink is very easy to make at home. Read on to know more about how to make the slippery nipple cocktail.

Slippery nipple recipe


  • 1/4 ounce grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 ounce chilled Sambuca
  • 1/2 ounce Baileys Irish cream liqueur

How to make:

  1. In a shot glass, pour in 1/4 ounce of grenadine syrup
  2. Layer the Sambuca gently into the shot glass by pouring it over a bar spoon above the grenadine.
  3. Using the same bar spoon, layer the Irish cream on top.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the slippery nipple made of?

The slippery nipple is a sweet cocktail made of Baileys Irish cream liqueur, grenadine syrup, and Sambuca.

Why is it called the slippery nipple?

The name was given in the 1980s when many other shots and cocktails were given humorous and frisky names. Ever heard of the Silk panties made of vodka and peach schnapps? How about the Sex on the Beach, made of vodka, cranberry, peach schnapps, and OJ? Well, the slippery nipple was created around that time.

Who invented the slippery nipple?

The slippery nipple cocktail recipe and shot were invented by a bartender, Lucas Lando Klausen in the 1980s.

What alcohol is in a slippery nipple?

To get that signature taste, a mixture of Irish cream liqueur and anise-flavored Sambuca is necessary. In this recipe, we used baileys and Sambuca as alcohol choices.

Slippery nipple vs buttery nipple

You may be wondering if the slippery nipple and buttery nipple are the same. While the slippery nipple is made of Baileys Irish cream, Sambuca, and grenadine, the buttery nipple is made of butterscotch schnapps, Baileys Irish cream, and grenadine. The buttery nipple is a variation of the slippery nipple. And, the buttery nipple is named after the butteriness imparted by one of its ingredients, the butterscotch schnapps.

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The slippery nipple is rich in taste and is a popular party drink that is delicious and creamy. The slippery nipple cocktail recipe is easy and requires only three ingredients: Baileys Irish cream, Sambuca, and Grenadine. Instead of going all the way to a bar to have a taste of this killer shot, you can easily make it at home.