Buttery Finger Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

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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 Finger cocktail is a delightful mix of Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream liqueur. It's a popular choice for those who enjoy a sweet, creamy cocktail with a hint of caramel. It's often served as a dessert cocktail, or as a sweet treat at the end of a meal. The cocktail is named after the famous Butterfinger candy bar, and it's said to taste remarkably similar!

How Buttery Finger Tastes?

The Buttery Finger cocktail is sweet, creamy, and slightly nutty. The Butterscotch Schnapps gives it a rich, caramel flavor, while the Irish Cream adds a smooth, velvety texture. It's a decadent treat that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Interesting facts about Buttery Finger

  • The Buttery Finger cocktail is named after the Butterfinger candy bar.
  • It's often served as a dessert cocktail.
  • The cocktail is a mix of Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream liqueur.


Butterscotch Schnapps

Used for its rich, buttery flavor that resembles the classic candy, Butterscotch Schnapps brings sweetness and depth to the cocktail. Unlike other spirits, it's more about the flavor than the alcohol kick, contributing to the overall dessert-like experience. Using less would make the drink less sweet, while using more could overpower the delicate balance. As an alternative, consider caramel vodka for a similar but slightly less sweet profile.

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Irish Cream Liqueur

Creamy with hints of chocolate and vanilla, Irish Cream Liqueur adds a smooth texture and complements the Butterscotch Schnapps. The right amount creates a luxurious feel without becoming too heavy. If omitted, the cocktail would lose its creaminess and balance of flavors. For a twist, you could swap in a coffee-flavored liqueur for a mocha spin or a different nut-flavored liqueur for a variation in taste.

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Recipe. How to make Buttery Finger Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 1 oz of Butterscotch Schnapps.
  3. Add 1 oz of Irish Cream Liqueur.
  4. Shake well until chilled.
  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the flavors are well combined.
  • For an extra touch, you can rim the glass with sugar before pouring the cocktail.

Perfect Pairings


  • Chocolate treats: The sweet and rich flavors in the cocktail pair nicely with the bitterness of dark chocolate or the smoothness of milk chocolate.
  • Nuts and Caramel-Based Desserts: Think pecan pie or caramel cheesecake, as these will complement the butterscotch and creamy notes.
  • Coffee: Enjoy this cocktail alongside a cup of black coffee for a delightful contrast or an after-dinner espresso to enhance the creamy flavors.

Cheese Board

A cheese board with milder cheeses like Brie, Camembert, or a good quality cream cheese could go nicely with the smooth and sweet profile of the Buttery Finger cocktail.

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What you could change in Buttery Finger

  • Butterscotch Schnapps can be replaced with Caramel Vodka.
  • Irish Cream Liqueur can be replaced with Baileys.

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Cinnamon Spice Buttery Finger


  • Butterscotch Schnapps: 1 oz
  • Irish Cream Liqueur: 1 oz
  • Cinnamon Liqueur: 0.5 oz


  1. Follow the original recipe but add the cinnamon liqueur for a spicy kick.
  2. This twist will give the drink a warm and festive feel, perfect for the colder months or a holiday treat.

Mocha Buttery Finger


  • Butterscotch Schnapps: 1 oz
  • Irish Cream Liqueur: 0.75 oz
  • Coffee-flavored Liqueur: 0.25 oz


  1. Add coffee-flavored liqueur along with the other ingredients.
  2. This rendition brings in a touch of coffee for an invigorating, slightly bitter balance to the sweet cocktail, offering a mocha-inspired twist.

Nutty Butterfinger


  • Butterscotch Schnapps: 1 oz
  • Hazelnut Liqueur: 1 oz


  1. Replace Irish Cream with Hazelnut Liqueur.
  2. This will give the cocktail a nutty flavor, transforming the creamy cocktail into a nuttier experience, like sipping on liquid praline with a buttery overlay.

In case you forgot basics how to make Buttery Finger

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to 戮 of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Buttery Finger

What type of glass is best for serving the Buttery Finger cocktail?

The Buttery Finger cocktail is usually served in a classic cocktail glass or a martini glass.

Can I garnish the Buttery Finger cocktail with anything else apart from a Butterfinger candy bar?

Yes, you can also garnish the Buttery Finger cocktail with a sprinkle of grated nutmeg or a caramel drizzle for added flavor.

Can I make the Buttery Finger cocktail non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can substitute the Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream Liqueur with non-alcoholic versions.

How do I store leftover Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream Liqueur?

Both Butterscotch Schnapps and Irish Cream Liqueur should be stored in a cool, dark place. Once opened, Irish Cream Liqueur should be consumed within two months.

Can I prepare the Buttery Finger cocktail in advance?

Yes, you can mix the cocktail and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before serving. Shake well before serving.

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