After 8 Shots

After 8 Shot

Originally Posted On June 25, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Our After Eight Shot Recipe

The After Eight Shot is named after the popular After Eight chocolate mints that were first introduced in the UK in 1962. The mints were named after the time of day when they were traditionally served, after dinner at 8 pm.

The After Eight Shot is a modern take on the classic mint chocolate flavor combination and has become a popular drink in bars and restaurants around the world.

Why Try Our Shot Recipe?

If you love the taste of mint and chocolate or can’t get enough of the candies, you will love the After Eight Shot. It’ it’s a refreshing and tasty drink that is perfect for after-dinner or as a dessert cocktail to sip on for something sweet after your meal.

This is a layered shot that looks great and if you can master it, I’m sure you’ll be impressing your friends and it is the best and most accurate recipe you can find.

After 8 Shots

After 8 Shot

Yield: 1 Shot
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

The After Eight Shot is a delicious and refreshing drink that combines the flavors of mint, chocolate, and coffee and copies the taste of the famous After 8 Mint Candy. It is a layered shot that is perfect for after-dinner drinks or as a dessert cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 0.5 oz. Irish Cream
  • 0.5 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

Instructions

  1. Gather all the ingredients and tools.
  2. Pour the Irish Cream into the shot glass first.
  3. Gently pour the Coffee Liqueur over the back of a barspoon to layer it on top of the Irish Cream.
  4. Repeat the same technique to layer the Green Crème de Menthe on top.
  5. Serve the After Eight Shot immediately.

Notes

No garnish.

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After 8 Shot Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz. Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

Steps to Make the Drink

  1. Fill a 1.5 ounce shot glass 1/3 full with Irish Cream.
  2. Slowly pour the Coffee Liqueur over the back of a bar spoon to create a second layer.
  3. Slowly pour the Green Crème de Menthe over the back of your bar spoon to create a third layer.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tools Needed

  • 1.5 ounceShot glass
  • Barspoon

Ingredient and Recommended Brands

After 8 Shot Revers Layers

You can reverse the layers to get the Green Crème de Ment flavor at the end if you want like in this picture.

  • Irish Cream is a cream-based liqueur that is made with Irish whiskey, cream, and other flavorings. Bailey’s Irish Cream really is the best and the original, so stick to this brand if you can.
  • Coffee Liqueur is a sweet liqueur that is flavored with coffee. Kahlua is always a popular brand that is widely available.
  • Green Crème de Menthe is a sweet mint liqueur that is typically 15-25% ABV and is derived from a distillate of mint leaves. DeKuyper is a popular brand and pretty inexpensive.

Drink Type: Layered shot.

Serving Size: 1.5 oz. shot.

Amount of Alcohol in the Drink (ABV): Typically around 15-25%.

Nutritional Information

This shot is typically high in calories and sugar so please be aware.

Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Use a bar spoon to layer the ingredients to create a visually stunning shot or even a teaspoon or something from your kitchen.
  • Chill the shot glass before serving to help keep the layers separate and slightly chill the shot.

How to Make the Drink

The After Eight Shot is a layered shot so you’ll need a bar spoon or something similar to help you out. Start by filling a shot glass 1/3 full with Irish Cream.

Next, slowly pour the Coffee Liqueur over the back of your bar spoon to create a second layer.

Finally, slowly pour the Green Crème de Menthe over the back of your bar spoon again to create the third layer.

The layers should be distinct and visually stunning.

Serve the shot and enjoy!

Glass and Garnish: Shot glass and no garnish for this.

List of 5 Similar Drinks with Similar Ingredients

  1. Grasshopper: This classic cocktail is made with Crème de Menthe, Crème de Cacao, and cream.
  2. Thin Mint Shot: This shot is made with Crème de Menthe, Irish Cream, and Chocolate Liqueur.
  3. Peppermint Patty Shot: This shot is made with Peppermint Schnapps, Irish Cream, and Chocolate Liqueur.
  4. After Five Shot: This shot is the number 5, not 8, they’re different shots so be careful. The After 5 shot is made with Irish Cream and Rumple Minze.
  5. Mint Chocolate Chip Shot: This shot is made with Crème de Menthe, Irish Cream, and Chocolate Liqueur.

The After Eight Shot is a delightful and easy-to-make cocktail that captures the essence of the beloved After Eight chocolate mints. With its layers of Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and green crème de menthe, this shot offers a perfect blend of flavors that reproduce the same flavor of the candy, just in liquid form!

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  • Bill Allen

    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you.

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