I am always on the lookout for tasty, sweet, and easy alcoholic shot recipes. When I heard that Burt Reynolds had a favorite drink that included Butterscotch Ripple, I knew I had to try it. Butterscotch is so underrated and I love a good sweet shooter.
This sweet & spicy 2-ingredient Burt Reynolds shot recipe has a kick and now I know why he loved it so much. It warms you like the vanilla and cinnamon-spiced rum goes down and finishes with the rich buttery caramel-like schnapps. Wow! This recipe for Burt Reynolds's favorite shot goes great with any of his movies, plus some popcorn. So pour one or two, sit back, and enjoy the show.
If you don't know who Burt Reynolds is - where have you been? Sorry, but as a GenXer, there were so many Burt Reynolds movies when I was growing up. He was one of the first movie star "hunks" that I remember hearing was sexy. His mustache is legendary and his laugh was infectious. Review his full TV and movie credits and find a new or favorite one to watch as you enjoy Burt's favorite cocktail.
My husband still loves Smokey & The Bandit and can probably recite the whole thing. I was so excited when I went to Nashville and found BAN ONE at the Country Musical Hall of Fame! The infamous Pontiac TransAm seemed to be the most photographed item in the whole museum.
What is in a Burt Reynold's Shot?
As I mentioned, it only takes two ingredients for this shot recipe. If you are in Canada or visiting soon, grab some Butterscotch Ripple to make this. For the rest of us, here is what you need to make this drink. I got all my ingredients at Total Wine but I have seen the butterscotch liquor at BevMo as well.
Unfortunately, in the United States, you cannot find Butterscotch Ripple so I had to make a small substitution. This shot is made up of two alcohols that are poured in equal parts for this yummy shooter.
- BUTTERSCOTCH SCHNAPPS
- SPICED RUM
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to Pour a Burt Reynolds Shot
This easy shot is not only just a 2-ingredient cocktail but it is also so easy to measure. It is equal parts butterscotch schnapps and spiced rum. I am using Sailor Jerry for this recipe. You can use other brands such as Captain Morgan's, Sly Dog, or Kraken to mix this shot.
Grab as many large shot glasses as you will need for yourself and your guests. Make sure they are large ones that will hold 2.5-3 ounces. Begin by adding 1 part of butterscotch schnapps, 1 oz.
To the butterscotch schnapps, add 1 part spiced rum, 1 oz. That pretty amber color will come to life. Plus it smells so good.
That is all it takes, you can give it a quick stir if you wish with a stir stick but it doesn't need it. I am more of a sipping sort of gal, so I enjoy this in about 3-4 sips. But if you are ready for a quick sweet shooter with some heat that warms you fast, take it one shot.
This is how you make the infamous Burt Reynold's mustache shot recipe. Enjoy! Cheers to Burt Reynolds!
Trust me it is still good whether you sip this Burt Reynolds shot or you shoot it quickly. This is a festive drink that is great as a dessert or end-of-the-evening libation.
Snacks to Serve with Sweet Shots
If you want something sweet, salty, crunchy, or all the above, try one or more of these snack recipes. They are easy to make and great to put out when you are having dessert cocktails that this sweet drink.
- FURIKAKE SNACK MIX - a sweet, salty, and crunchy mix of popcorn and crackers.
- HONEY ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS - a nut-free sweet & sticky crunchy treat.
- SNICKERDOODLE MUDDY BUDDIES - white chocolate and cinnamon-drenched Chex cereal that is addicting.
If you are lucky enough to be able to purchase Butterscotch Ripple, that would be the classic way to make this drink. So next time you are in Canada visiting or if you live there, grab a bottle.
How Long Does Alcohol Last?
Alcohol has a long storage life if stored properly. Make sure to store it out of sunlight and in a cool dry place. You do not want it near heat, like next to your oven or on a windowsill that gets sun. Store the opened bottles in a pantry, cupboard, or closet with the caps tightly back in place.
Opened bottles of alcohol will keep for up to 2 years, but best to use them within a year. Those with a higher sugar content should be enjoyed within a year. For the most part, opened bottles of alcohol do not go bad unless they have been sitting around for years.
Alcohols that are sweet, or in this case, spiced - tend to change flavor easier than other alcohols. Though spiced rum can last for years, it may taste off after a year of it being opened. Always taste test a bit before mixing a drink.
Other Sweet Cocktails & Shots
If you love this sweet shooter, you may enjoy these other recipes. All these cocktails are sweet with a kick. Whether you want a dessert cocktail or a quick sweet alcoholic shot, these are the best recipes.
For another delicious 2-ingredient shot recipe, the TOOTSIE ROLL SHOT cannot be beaten.
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Burt Reynolds Shot
- 3 ounce size shot glasses
- 1 bottle butterscotch schnapps or Buttescotch Ripple if you are in Canada
- 1 bottle spiced rum
- To a shot glass add, 1 ounce of butterscotch schnapps.
- To the schnapps, add 1 ounce of the spiced rum
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1.4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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Oh yes this does have a kick. It hurts so good & Burt would be proud. I like the hot burn of the schnapps. Great for ski weekend.
Ah, thanks for the comment. It sure does Kick you around a bit - but in a good way.
I really love butterscotch schnapps so I had to try this. It was crazy good and I admit I did add more schnapps. It was not a 1:1 ratio for me but schnapps is my thing so I had to up it.