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Butterscotch Schnapps is Perfect for a Sweet Dessert Cocktail


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As tasty as a classic martini or old fashioned is, sometimes you want an indulgently sweet drink to unwind and let loose with. This can be in the form of a spiked hot chocolate or even an ice cream-based mudslide, or you can delve into the world of flavored liqueurs. One of the best flavors for a delectably sweet cocktail is butterscotch schnapps.

This sweet liqueur is ideal for a fun drink or shooter, elevating any party with its flavor and sweetness. Just like peppermint or peach schnapps, it adds a festive touch to any cocktail. Most butterscotch liqueurs are around 15 or 20 percent ABV, but it depends on the brand. Most people opt to buy this sweet liqueur, but you can also make your own.

What Does Butterscotch Schnapps Taste Like?

Butterscotch schnapps is sweet liqueur typically flavored with butter and brown sugar, although some brands use butterscotch extract to create the flavor. This tasty liqueur can be used in delicious cocktails or layered shots for a dessert cocktail experience.

Butterscotch schnapps' taste is reminiscent of butterscotch caramels or the butterscotch sauce you might drizzle on an ice cream sundae. It's pretty sweet as liqueurs go, but you can add bitters to make your cocktail less sweet if necessary.

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What Do You Drink Butterscotch Schnapps With?

This yummy butterscotch liqueur can be enjoyed on its own over ice for a sweet treat. It also goes great with a vodka base in a cocktail like a martini or White Russian. For a party, butterscotch schnapps makes a dangerously delicious layered shot that will bring the fun to a new level. It's also the perfect addition to a coffee, hot chocolate or apple cider for a little kick added to your afternoon.

Since butterscotch schnapps is so versatile, there are many mixed drink recipes that feature its delicious sweetness. Here are 5 to try out!

1. Butterscotch White Russian

White Russians are a classic cocktail for any occasion. The butterscotch version of them is even more delicious than the basic recipe. This cocktail is made with butterscotch schnapps like Dekuyper Buttershots, along with vodka, coffee liqueur, whole milk, and nutmeg. Pour everything into a cocktail shaker, stir, and pour into your cocktail glass. A sprinkle of nutmeg on top adds a classy presentation and extra flavor!

Get the recipe from Recipe Fairy.

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2. Butterscotch Martini

Another delectable option is a butterscotch martini, which adds a festive twist to this yummy drink. This delicious cocktail has a vodka base, with creme de cacao and chocolate chips adding a tasty chocolate flavor. Use milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate chips depending on your preferences. Combine all of the ingredients in a martini glass and garnish with a butterscotch candy.

Get the recipe from Taste of Home.

3. Buttery Nipple

Along with having a fun name, this layered shot is the perfect shooter for a party or night out. Containing vodka, Bailey's Irish cream liquor, butterscotch schnapps, and coffee flavored liqueur like Kahlua, it's hard to imagine a yummier way to take a shot. The butterscotch schnapps will typically fall to the bottom of the shot glass, so you'll taste its sweetness at the end.

Get the recipe from AllRecipes.

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4. Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate

For an adult version of our favorite childhood drink, Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate is the way to go. This cocktail recipe contains cocoa powder, sugar, salt, milk, vanilla extract, spiced rum, orange bitters, and butterscotch schnapps of course. Add a bit of chocolate liqueur to make it even more chocolatey, and top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Get the recipe from Tidy Mom.

5. Pecan Pie Cocktail

Pecan pie is arguably the best Thanksgiving pie, so making it into a cocktail could only be a good thing. This drink is made with butterscotch schnapps, Frangelico and vanilla vodka, and it's every bit as yummy as its dessert namesake.

Get the recipe at KeyIngredient.

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