Blow Job shot

Blow Job Shot Recipe

By Timo Torner / Last updated on October 27, 2022 

First published on October 15, 2022 

The Blow Job Shot is part of a list of provocatively named cocktails and shots from the 1980s and 1990s. It's a layered shot made with Baileys Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and Amaretto.

The recipe for making a Blow Job shot is short and easy. You need Amaretto, coffee liqueur, and Baileys. Top the drink with a bit of whipped cream, and it's ready to serve.

Originating in the late 1980s, the Blow Job Shot or Blow Job drink was one of the most popular party shooters. Mainly because of its lascivious name, but also due to the unique way to imbibe it.

To properly drink one of these BJ shots, you place your hands behind your back and only use your mouth. As you can imagine, the sexual innuendo made these shots particularly popular at bachelorette parties.

Steps to make a BJ shot

The Blowjob Shot is a layered drink. There should be a visible separation of the Irish Cream and the other two ingredients. Yet, if you follow these simple steps, you should have no problems doing this tasty Disaronno drink.

  1. Pour in coffee liqueur and Amaretto into a shot glass.
  2. Layer the Baileys Irish Cream on top by gently pouring it into the glass using the back of a bar spoon.
  3. Finally, top the shot with whipped cream.
  4. Instruct the drinkers to keep their hands behind their backs while drinking the BJ shot.
Adding whipped cream to Blow Job shot

A Note on how to layer the Blowjob Shot

Layering ingredients of cocktails and shots is a famous way to make a drink more visually appealing. Especially with shots like this one or a B-52, the layers are an integral part of the drink recipe.

How it works is that the liquids have different densities and, therefore, a lighter one can float on top of a heavier (denser) one without mixing.

BJ Shot on table

To get accurate layers, you best use a bar spoon when filling the ingredients into the shot glass. When pouring liquid over the back of a bar spoon, it will flow more slowly. That increases the chances of proper layers tremendously

If this is your first attempt, chances are that the layers aren't perfect. But don't worry, it may not be the easiest thing to do, but it's not the hardest either. After a few more tries, you will layer shots like a pro.

History of the drink

The 1980s and the beginning of the 90s were full of provocative and sex-inspired cocktail names. It all started when Ray Foley combined orange juice and Peachtree Schnapps to create the Fuzzy Naval.

The drink was an instantaneous success, and DeKuyper's Peachtree Schnapps immediately became the ninth best-selling alcohol in the US. 

Fuzzy Naval shot

If you now wonder what the Fuzzy Naval has to do with the Blow Job drink, let me explain: 

The Fuzzy Naval was more than a simple hit-cocktail. It signaled to bartenders across the country that a silly, sexualized name can help a drink tremendously.

Soon after, cocktails like the Silk PantiesSlippery NippleSlow Comfortable ScrewSex in the driveway, and Sex on the Beach followed. These cheeky names shaped a whole era of cocktails.

When in the early 1990s lascivious bachelorette parties became more and more popular, the Blow Job Shot was on the rise. 

The provocative name and the unusual way of drinking made the Blow job cocktail the perfect party drink. -Even more so when a group of drunken and party-crazy bachelorettes was around. 

Blowjob Shot Variations

In our opinion, the tastiest recipe for a Blow Job Shot is the one you see below: a combination of Amaretto DiSaronno, coffee liqueur (Kahlúa), Bailey's, and whipped cream.

Blowjob Shot variation

But there are some other common variations. Especially in high-volume bars, the three ingredients tend to be too many. Instead, bartenders often use only Amaretto or Kahlúa as a base and not a combination of both.

That is a somewhat simple formula that still works but lacks a bit of flavor. Other approaches bring in orange liqueurs like Cointreau and even Creme de Banane.

If you want to experiment a bit, stick to the recipe but exchange the brands you use in the shot. Use a more potent coffee liqueur or an artisanal Amaretto.

Blow Job shot

Blow Job Shot

A popular party shooter from the 1990s you're supposed to drink with your mouth only (no hands involved).
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amaretto, heavy cream, kahlua
Servings: 1
Calories: 228kcal
Cost: $2.20

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 0.5 oz Amaretto
  • 0.5 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

  • Pour Amaretto and coffee liqueur into a shot glass.
  • Float Bailey's on top with the help of a bar spoon.
  • Top the shot with whipped cream and instruct the drinker(s) to drink them with their hands behind their backs.

Nutrition

Serving: 2.5oz | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.54g | Protein: 1.36g | Fat: 7.36g | Saturated Fat: 7.52g | Sugar: 16.5g
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