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Duck Fart Shot Recipe

Duck Fart Shot Recipe

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Embrace the silliness of the name and the luscious taste of a Duck Fart shot, which blends Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and whiskey that will pleasantly surprise even the most adventurous of palates.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 1

A Duck Fart shot has garnered fame in recent times due to its flavor and yes, that whimsical name. It’s a layered shot, so the visuals also contribute to its popularity. People will see you order it at the bar. “What’s that peculiar-looking concoction?” they will ask as it’s being built. “Why, this is a Duck Fart shot!” you will proudly reply. “I’m sorry, did you just say ‘duck fart’?” “Indeed, I did.” You will order an extra one for your guest and now you’ve got a friend for life.

The first layer is Kahlua, which forms a rich, coffee-flavored base. The middle layer is Bailey’s Irish Cream, which adds a creamy smoothness; and whiskey, the business end of the shot that fills you with warmth and brings most of the alcohol content.

If this combination sounds familiar, it’s probably because Kahlua and Bailey’s team up for a number of shots. The B-52, for instance, consists of Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, and Grand Marnier. This shot forgoes the whiskey for an orange-flavored liqueur. Similarly, the Slippery Nipple layers sambuca (a licorice-flavored liqueur) and Baileys Irish Cream, proving once and for all that creamy liqueurs can successfully blend with other bold flavors.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • The mix of Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and whiskey belong together. Their individual flavors just work.
  • The Duck Fart Shot can be enjoyed as a fun shooter or incorporated into cocktail recipes.
  • This shot is often a hit with your friends.
  • When you pull up to the bar and ask for a Duck Fart, you’ll feel like a kid again (a kid who is of legal drinking age in their respective state, province, or country).
  • The ingredients aren’t obscure; you can find Kahlua, Baileys, and (Irish) whiskey at any self-respecting liquor store.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua (or any coffee cream liqueur)
  • 1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz. whiskey (Irish is preferred, though you can please yourself)
Duck Fart Shot ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the Kahlua into the shot glass.
  • Gently pour the Irish cream over the back of a spoon and onto the Kahlua.
  • Repeat this step with the whiskey.
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Tips and Tricks

Layer with Care

Layering is half the battle in making a Duck Fart shot. Actually, it’s most of the battle. It takes some skill to slowly and gently pour the Baileys then the whiskey over the previous layers so as not to disturb the serenity already in the shot glass. Just remember, duck farts don’t come quickly; take your time and make a shot you can be proud to show your parents.

Chill Your Ingredients

Chill the Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and whiskey in the refrigerator prior to making the shot. Chilled ingredients layer more easily and many prefer the taste to liqueurs stored at room temperature.

Choose the Right Glassware

You put all that work into layering the shot, so be sure to serve it in a clear shot glass to show it off. A taller, narrow glass will make layering easier than if you were to serve it in a shorter, wider glass.

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FAQs

How many calories are in a Duck Fart shot?

An average Duck Fart shot, consisting of 1/2 ounce each of Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and whiskey, contains 120-140 calories. This will fluctuate depending on which brands you use (different brands have different amounts of sugar).

Is there a specific order to the ingredients when layering?

Yes, as laid out in the recipe, you will want to start with 1/2 oz. of Kahlua then the 1/2 oz. of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Finally, carefully add 1/2 oz. of whiskey on top of the Irish Cream layer. Each layer should be added over the back of a spoon to diffuse the booze over the surface of the preceding layer. The whiskey is the lightest/thinnest, which is partially why it is on top. This order also ensures that the flavors blend properly.

Can I substitute any of the ingredients for another liqueur?

I wouldn’t venture too far from the ingredients laid out here but you COULD replace the whiskey for a flavored whiskey. This will undoubtedly increase the sugar content though and may throw the sweetness balance out of whack.

How to Make Duck Fart Shots Ahead Of Time

The Duck Fart shot is easy to assemble and tastes best when fresh, so I don’t recommend making them hours in advance; however, if your party planning is more time-consuming than expected and you need to do as much as possible beforehand, you can at least pour out the Kahlua into the shot glasses to establish the base. Don’t any more layers though, as you run the risk of disturbing their balance and having the top layers seep into those underneath.

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Duck Fart Shot Recipe

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Embrace the silliness of the name and the luscious taste of a Duck Fart shot, which blends Kahlua, Bailey's Irish Cream, and whiskey that will pleasantly surprise even the most adventurous of palates.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz. whiskey

Instructions
 

  • Pour the coffee liqueur into the shot glass.
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  • Gently pour the Irish cream over the back of a spoon and onto the Kahlua.
    Duck fart shot step 2
  • Repeat this step with the whiskey.
    Duck fart shot step 3

Notes

  • While I specify using Kahlua, you can use any coffee-flavored liqueur available to you. They will taste similar but not exactly alike, so be prepared for a Duck Fart that doesn’t taste like previous ones you’ve sampled. 
  • Any whiskey will do, though I recommend Irish whiskey; it’s smooth and doesn’t have an overpowering taste to it (think Islay Scotch, for example, which has a distinct peaty, smoky taste). Plus, it will feel right at home atop the Irish cream!

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 0.4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 0.01mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 0.1mgSugar: 9g
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