Slippery nipple

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Slippery Nipple
Slippery Nipple.jpg
A Slippery Nipple shooter
TypeLayered shooter
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedNeat; undiluted and without ice
Standard garnish

Cherry (optional)

Standard drinkware
Shot Glass (Standard).svg
Shot glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationPour the Sambuca into a shot glass, then pour the Baileys on top so that the two liquids do not mix.
 
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Slippery Nipple
Slippery Nipple.jpg
A Slippery Nipple shooter
TypeLayered shooter
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedNeat; undiluted and without ice
Standard garnish

Cherry (optional)

Standard drinkware
Shot Glass (Standard).svg
Shot glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationPour the Sambuca into a shot glass, then pour the Baileys on top so that the two liquids do not mix.

The Slippery Nipple is a layered cocktail shooter most commonly composed of Baileys Irish Cream and Sambuca. When prepared properly, the ingredients remain in two distinct visible layers due to the relative densities of the ingredients.

History[edit]

It is unclear who concocted the slippery nipple or named it. 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".[1] The drink's name is similar to trend of other drinks invented in twentieth century, such as "Sex on the Beach", which were intentionally shocking or humorous.

Preparation[edit]

The most common version of the drink[2] consists of

Pour the Sambuca into a conical shot glass, then carefully and slowly pour the Baileys down the side of the glass so that the two liquids do not mix and the Baileys floats atop the Sambuca. It takes a knack to do this. The Baileys can also be poured over an upside-down spoon to get it to float. Some recipes call for placing a cherry (the "nipple") in the bottom of the shot glass.

Variations[edit]

Shitty Nipple

QuantityIngredient
1 oz.Grappa
1/2 oz.Irish Cream Liqueur

Caucasian Nipple

QuantityIngredient
1 oz.White Sambuca
1/2 oz.Irish Cream Liqueur

Slippery Nipple #2

QuantityIngredient
1 oz.Sambuca
1/2 oz.Irish Cream Liqueur
1 dashGrenadine

Slippery Nipple #3

QuantityIngredient
1 oz.Sambuca
1/2 oz.Irish Cream Liqueur
1/2 oz.Vodka

Slippery Nipple #4 (Buttery Nipple)

QuantityIngredient
1/2 oz.Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 oz.Butterscotch Schnapps

Slippery Nipple #5

QuantityIngredient
1/3 oz.Irish cream (Baileys)
1/3 oz.Butterscotch Schnapps
1/3 oz.Kahlua (coffee liqueur)

Slippery Nipple #6

QuantityIngredient
4/9 oz.Sambuca
4/9 oz.Baileys Irish Cream
1/9 oz.Stroh 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fuzzy Navel Recipe - CHOW
  2. ^ "How to make a slippery nipple" (in English). Cocktails.about.com. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 

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