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Slippery Nipple (shooter)


Slippery Nipple Shooter

Slippery Nipple Shooter

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A Slippery Nipple is a popular shooter that pairs sambuca and Irish cream liqueurs. Sambuca is an anise-flavored (like black licorice) liqueur and is a bit of an acquired taste which can catch you off guard in a shooter like this, though the Irish cream does a fair job of taming that taste.

You may also see a Slippery Nipple that replaces the sambuca with equal parts of anisette and peppermint schnapps.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Shooter



  1. Pour the Irish cream liqueur into a shot glass.
  2. Top with the sambuca.

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