B52-Cocktail (Shooter)

Posted by Derek Hughes on 31st July 2018.

B52-Cocktail (Shooter)

B52-Cocktail (Shooter)

How to make the above cocktail, (it is know as a shooter or shot) and is a mixture of spirits/liqueurs and is normally consumed quickly, often in one go!

The name of the drink refers to the band, The B-52’s and not the aeroplane bomber that most people think. The drink was originated in the late 1970’s. The B-52 drink was invented by Peter Finch, a head barman at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada. He called/named all his favourite drinks after his favourite bands and albums. The other theory that this drink was invented by Adam Honigman, a barman in New York City’s, Maxwell Plum restaurant.

You will need the following ingredients/equipment.



Grand Marnier

Shot glass (or similar from your cupboard)

Bar Spoon or tea spoon.

This is a short and very enjoyable cocktail too!

To make this cocktail, you will need to pour the Kahlua (as slowly as possible), on the back of the spoon, against the side of the glass. Roughly, (a third of the way up inside the shot glass). Then use the same process with the Baileys, (about a third of the way up inside the shot glass) Finally, top the drink with Grand Marnier, (using the method as before). Then you should have a “3 layer” drink. Please, follow this process otherwise the drink will not ‘layer’ properly. Relax and enjoy!


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