B-52 #2
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B-52 #2
Cocktail recipe

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The B-52 #2 is a layered cocktail that tantalizes with its visual appeal and rich, indulgent flavors. Served in a shot glass, this decadent drink combines the creamy sweetness of ... more The B-52 #2 is a layered cocktail that tantalizes with its visual appeal and rich, indulgent flavors. Served in a shot glass, this decadent drink combines the creamy sweetness of Bailey's Irish Cream with the deep, roasted notes of coffee liqueur, topped with a fiery layer of overproof rum. This potent combination creates a harmonious balance of sweetness and strength, making the B-52 #2 a popular choice for those seeking a dessert-like cocktail with a kick. Its dramatic presentation, often served with the top layer aflame, adds to the excitement and allure of this modern classic.
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Overproof rum
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25.67% | 0.77 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a B-52 #2

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour one part Kahlúa as a base
Using the back of a spoon, layer the Baileys on top of the Kahlúa
Then layer the 151 proof rum on top of the Baileys
Carefully light the top of the drink on fire and let it burn for at least ten seconds
Serve the shot flaming, then blow it out and drink
~ Warning: edge of the glass may be hot! ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you layer the ingredients in a B-52 #2 cocktail?

To layer the ingredients in a B-52 #2, you should start with the heaviest liqueur first, which is the coffee liqueur. Pour it into a shot glass. Next, slowly pour the Bailey's over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the coffee liqueur. Finally, carefully add the overproof rum on top in the same manner. This creates the distinct layered appearance of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a B-52 #2?

The B-52 #2 is best served in a shot glass, as indicated in the recipe. It can be served as is, or you can light the top layer (overproof rum) on fire for a few seconds for a dramatic effect. Blow out the flame before consuming. Always serve it cold for the best taste experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Bailey's with another cream liqueur in a B-52 #2?

Yes, you can substitute Bailey's with another cream liqueur if you prefer or if that's what you have on hand. However, the flavor profile might change slightly depending on the cream liqueur you choose. Options like Amarula or Coole Swan can work but expect a difference in taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a B-52 #2 compare to other popular shots?

The B-52 #2 has an alcohol content of 25.67%, which is relatively moderate for a shot. It's higher than a shot of beer or wine, but lower than a shot of straight vodka, whiskey, or rum, which usually hover around 40% alcohol by volume. This makes the B-52 #2 a good middle-ground option for those who want a strong drink but not something as potent as a straight spirit.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best for serving a B-52 #2 cocktail?

The B-52 #2, with its impressive layered appearance and fiery option, is perfect for parties, celebrations, and bar shows. It's particularly fitting for themed parties or as a novelty drink to impress guests. It can also be a fun choice for a winter holiday gathering, providing a warm, toasty experience if served aflame.

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