What is in a B-52?

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You asked: What are the ingredients in a B-52 cocktail?. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The B52 is a popular layered cocktail that has been around since the 1970s. Its name is derived from the...

Bailey's (20ml), Orange liqueur (20ml), Coffee liqueur (20ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Brown Eyed Girl

The Brown Eyed Girl cocktail is a rich and creamy blend of flavors that is sure to satisfy any sweet...

Bailey's (30ml), Coffee liqueur (30ml), Vodka (60ml), Cream (30ml), Creme De Banane (30ml)

5 ingredients
4 / 5

B-52 #2

The B-52 #2 is a layered cocktail that tantalizes with its visual appeal and rich, indulgent flavors. Served in a...

Bailey's (10ml), Coffee liqueur (10ml), Overproof rum (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.95 / 5


B-53 is a popular layered shooter that combines coffee liqueur, sambuca, and orange liqueur for a unique and flavorful experience....

Coffee liqueur (15ml), Sambuca (10ml), Orange liqueur (Teaspoon)

3 ingredients
3.87 / 5

B.A.C.K. on the Rocks

Named for the ingredients (Baileys, Amaretto, Cream and Kahlúa).

Bailey's (45ml), Coffee liqueur (22.5ml), Amaretto (22.5ml), Cream (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.8 / 5


The fresh ground black pepper that is sprinkled on top of this drink acts as the buckshot.

Bailey's (10ml), Whiskey (10ml), Tequila (10ml), Pepper (Pinch)

4 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Grand B52

The Grand B52 cocktail is a luxurious and creamy delight that builds on the classic profile of the traditional B52...

Bailey's (30ml), Coffee liqueur (30ml), Orange liqueur (Dash), Vodka (30ml), Half And Half (90ml)

5 ingredients
3.68 / 5

Baileys Delight

Baileys Delight is a creamy and indulgent cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a cozy night in. It combines...

Bailey's (60ml), Cointreau (30ml), Coffee liqueur (30ml), Milk (120ml)

4 ingredients
3.65 / 5


The A-bomb cocktail is a potent and indulgent drink that packs a flavorful punch. Its name is representative of both...

Bailey's (10ml), Coffee liqueur (10ml), Vodka (10ml), Coffee liqueur (10ml)

4 ingredients
3.53 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is a B-52 cocktail?

A B-52 cocktail is a layered shot made with coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and orange liqueur.

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How do you layer a B-52 cocktail?

To layer a B-52, pour the coffee liqueur first, then carefully add the Irish cream, and finally the orange liqueur. Use a spoon to help with layering.

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Can I use different liqueurs in a B-52?

Yes, you can experiment with different liqueurs like adding overproof rum for a stronger kick or amaretto for a different taste.

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Is the B-52 considered a strong drink?

The B-52 is typically a moderate-strength drink, but variations with additional or higher-proof spirits can increase its potency.

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Can the B-52 cocktail be served warm?

While traditionally served as a cold layered shot, some people do enjoy it warm by heating the coffee liqueur before layering.

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