Breakfast Shot Recipe

Breakfast Shot Macros






Created by

Nic Polotnianko
June 5, 2023



The Breakfast Shot cocktail is a fun and delicious twist on the classic breakfast flavors. It was created as a way to enjoy the taste of breakfast in a cocktail form, making it perfect for brunch or early morning gatherings. The combination of whiskey, butterscotch schnapps, and orange juice gives it a unique flavor profile that is both sweet and savory.

  • The Breakfast Shot is a relatively modern creation, gaining popularity in the 2010s
  • It is often enjoyed at brunches or early morning events
  • Fans of whiskey and breakfast flavors will likely enjoy this cocktail


The Breakfast Shot is a sweet and savory cocktail with a smooth, creamy texture. The whiskey provides a warm, robust base, while the butterscotch schnapps adds a rich, buttery sweetness. The orange juice brings a tangy, citrusy note that balances out the sweetness and adds a refreshing finish.

Facts about Breakfast Shot

  • The Breakfast Shot is sometimes served with a side of bacon, making it a true breakfast in a glass
  • The cocktail is often served in a shot glass, but can also be enjoyed in a rocks glass over ice
  • The combination of whiskey and butterscotch schnapps is sometimes referred to as a 'Pancake Shot'


  • Whiskey: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Butterscotch schnapps: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Orange juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Bacon: 1 strip (optional garnish)


  1. Fill a shaker with ice
  2. Add 1.5 oz of whiskey
  3. Add 0.5 oz of butterscotch schnapps
  4. Add 1 oz of orange juice
  5. Shake well until chilled
  6. Strain into a shot glass or rocks glass
  7. Optionally, garnish with a strip of bacon

Pro Tips

  • Use a high-quality whiskey for the best flavor
  • For a smoky twist, try using a peated whiskey
  • If using bacon as a garnish, cook it until crispy for the best texture

What you could change in Breakfast Shot

  • Whiskey can be replaced with bourbon or rye whiskey for a different flavor profile
  • Butterscotch schnapps can be substituted with caramel liqueur for a slightly different sweetness
  • Orange juice can be replaced with pineapple juice for a more tropical twist

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