Buttery Crown Cocktail Recipe

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Buttery Crown Nutrition Facts





Alcohol content:30%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Buttery Crown is a delightful concoction that marries the smoothness of Canadian whisky with the sweet, caramel notes of butterscotch schnapps. It's a relatively modern drink, likely originating from the playful experimentation of bartenders looking to create something new and indulgent.

  • Popularity: This cocktail is particularly favored by those who enjoy dessert-like drinks with a kick.
  • Occasions: It's a popular choice for after-dinner sipping or as a sweet treat on a night out.

How Buttery Crown Tastes?

The Buttery Crown offers a rich, velvety texture with a harmonious blend of sweetness and the warming bite of whisky. The butterscotch provides a buttery, caramel flavor that is both comforting and indulgent.

Interesting facts about Buttery Crown

  • The Buttery Crown is often served as a shooter, making it a popular choice for toasting special occasions.
  • Despite its sweet taste, it packs a punch with the Crown Royal whisky base.
  • It's a versatile drink that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a more complex cocktail.


Butterscotch Schnapps

Butterscotch Schnapps brings a silky, sweet element, like a hug from a candy-loving grandmother. Its sugary whispers balance the bold Crown Royal. Too much, and you're in a sugar coma, too little, and it's just whiskey with a sugar cube in its pocket. If you swap it for caramel syrup, the cocktail will lose its alcoholic kick but maintain the sugary notes.

Mary Mitkina

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky

Crown Royal is the sturdy oak table that holds the feast. It gives structure and a touch of spice that says, 'I'm not just sweet, I've lived.' Without the whiskey, it's just an adult candy drink, and seriousness flies away like a balloon from a child's grasp. No Crown Royal? Try another Canadian whisky. You'll keep the Canadian spirit, eh, but the change may bring new quirks to the flavor profile.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Buttery Crown Drink

  1. Chill a shot glass in the freezer for a few minutes.
  2. Pour 0.5 oz of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky into the chilled shot glass.
  3. Layer 0.5 oz of Butterscotch Schnapps on top of the whisky using the back of a spoon.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Layering: For a perfect layer, pour the schnapps over the back of a spoon to gently disperse it over the whisky.
  • Temperature: Serve the drink chilled to enhance the flavors and the drinking experience.

Perfect Pairings


  • Chocolate: The sweetness of the butterscotch schnapps complements the richness of chocolate well.
  • Apple Pie: The spicy notes in Crown Royal can enhance the flavors of a classic apple pie.

Salted Snacks

  • Mixed Nuts: The salty crunch of nuts pairs nicely with the smooth sweetness of the cocktail.


  • Aged Cheddar: The sharpness of the cheese contrasts delightfully with the Buttery Crown's sweet notes.


  • Enjoy this shot alongside a bold cup of coffee. The warmth of the coffee amplifies the coziness of the shot.

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What you could change in Buttery Crown

  • Whisky: If Crown Royal is not available, any high-quality Canadian whisky can be used as a substitute.
  • Butterscotch Schnapps: In a pinch, caramel liqueur can be used, though the flavor profile will be slightly different.

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Apple Crisp Crown

  • Substitute: Apple-flavored whisky (0.5 oz)
  • Add: A pinch of cinnamon
  • Recipe: Replace Crown Royal with apple-flavored whisky, add cinnamon on top after layering with butterscotch schnapps. This twist adds a baked apple vibe, cozy for the fall.

Salted Caramel Crown

  • Add: A small amount of sea salt
  • Recipe: Sprinkle a tiny bit of sea salt over the butterscotch schnapps layer. It's like jumping into a pool of salted caramel, with a kick at the end.

Vanilla Spice Crown

  • Substitute: Vanilla vodka (0.5 oz)
  • Add: A dash of nutmeg
  • Recipe: Replace half of the Crown Royal with vanilla vodka and garnish with nutmeg for a fragrant kick. It feels like your drink is wearing a holiday sweater.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Buttery Crown

Can 'Buttery Crown' be made into a non-alcoholic version?

Yes, to create a non-alcoholic variant of a 'Buttery Crown', you can use non-alcoholic whisky flavoring and butterscotch syrup instead of the alcoholic components.

How do I store Butterscotch Schnapps after opening?

After opening, Butterscotch Schnapps should be stored in a cool, dark place. It can also be refrigerated, and it's best to consume it within a few months for optimal flavor.

Is 'Buttery Crown' suitable for vegans?

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky and Butterscotch Schnapps are generally considered suitable for vegans, but it's always best to check the specific brand's ingredients and manufacturing processes.

What kind of food pairs well with a 'Buttery Crown'?

Given its sweet and indulgent profile, 'Buttery Crown' pairs well with desserts such as cheesecake, chocolate truffles, or vanilla ice cream.

How can I garnish a 'Buttery Crown' if I'm serving it as a more formal after-dinner drink?

For a formal presentation, you can garnish a 'Buttery Crown' with a twist of orange peel or a couple of caramelized pecans on a cocktail skewer.

Is there a specific technique to layering the ingredients to achieve the perfect Butter Crown?

To achieve perfect layers, pour the Butterscotch Schnapps very slowly over the back of a spoon held just above the whisky. The liquids should spread evenly and create distinct layers due to their density differences.

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