Duck Fart Shot

Once you get over laughing about the name, you’re going to love the taste of this Duck Fart Shot! It’s fun to make and even more fun to drink!


















I had it for the first time over at a friends house, I had heard of them but hadn’t actually drank one yet…

A Duck Fart is a layered shot with Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream and whiskey.

The Kahlua is the bottom layer, the Bailey’s floats on top of the Kahlua for the middle layer and then a good amount of whiskey gets poured on top of the Bailey’s.

Traditionally the whiskey in a Duck Fart Shot is Crown Royal, but grab whatever whiskey you have. As you can see from the video I had a bottle of Evan Williams on hand so that’s what I used.

Make it with the kind of whiskey you like drinking, that’s what is most important.

Why Is It Called a Duck Fart Shot?

Good question., one that I’ll try and answer for you!

They say that the Duck Fart shot is to Alaska what the Mai Tai is to Hawaii, or the margarita is to Mexico.

Said to have originated in a bar in Alaska on a slow night when the bartender and an older woman were testing recipes. The woman drank a few here of these and then came up with the name “Duck Fart”.

The rest of the story goes that the women had some, well, gassiness about her that she was quite noisy about. Sooooo you can visualize the rest.

But I promise you, the Duck Fart Shot is way more tasty than that vision I just gave you, you’ll be making this for all your friends and they’ll all be asking for the recipe.

I love serving layered shots around Christmas time like these Layered Candy Cane Shots! The presentation here is key guys, especially around the holidays.

And then we can move on to the dessert cocktails – you know I love a good shot recipe even for dessert like these Black and White Cookie Shots, they’re one of my favorites.

How Do You Make a Duck Fart Drink?

Here’s how easy this is going to be. Start off by pouring Kahlua into the bottom of your shot glass.

Now slowly add in a layer of Bailey’s, pouring it over the back of a spoon to make the middle layer.

Next comes the whiskey! Use the spoon method just like the last layer…you’re almost there!

Watch the video in the beginning or the end of the post here to you can see how you can easily layer these shots like a boss!

And finally, there’s no sipping this shot! You have to shoot it due to the fact that it’s layered.

I know all of you shot sippers out there…don’t do it. This shot really tastes better when you drink it all at once so all the flavors can mix together.

Some people tell me they don’t like whiskey – like at ALL. But they buy it now just to make these Duck Fart Shots.

Whiskey companies should be paying me for this recipe, because all the sales I’m making for them…all the sales.

Believe me, these Duck Fart Shots taste so much better than the name sounds, try them tonight and you’ll see!

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Duck Fart Shot

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

A fun and tasty layered drink that’s perfect for parties!



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


  1. Start with the Kahlua for the bottom layer.
  2. Slowly add in the Bailey’s, pouring over the back of a spoon.
  3. Add the whiskey for the top layer, carefully pouring over the back of a spoon.
  • Category: cocktails
  • Cuisine: drinks

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36 Responses
  1. Tasha

    These are common in Alaska, I lived there most of my life. But its called a duck fart because its not served layered your suppose to let them mix a little and then its all cloudy and really does look like a “duck crap” makes it a little funny to actually drink. It is still my favorite shot.

    1. Marquita

      Exactly!!!! I’m from Fairbanks, and that’s how I’ve always had it served. Oh! And the Crown Royal is what actually MAKES it a duck fart, as opposed to a B-52. I’ve been told a bartender at Denali Park came up with it in the 80’s.

  2. jeff naylor

    This is a good shot but just a variation of a B52. A B52 gets grand marnier rather than whiskey. The first B52 went on Kegs Steakhouse menu In thelate 70s In calgary. Reported but not verified to have ben created by Peter Fich at his hotel bar in alberta. This can be a popular shot and I have had on my menu but the name keeps it down. Change the name or refer to it as a B52 variation and you have a winner. Hate it when bartenders go for a shock jock name for a drink

  3. Betsy

    here in Oxford Md…. at a restaurant bar named Latitude we use Bailey’s, Kahlua and Crown Royal….. I since we are known for our waterfowl, and the Canadian Geese are now permanent residents we should technically call it a Goose fart….

  4. Inge

    In the netherlands its also known as a B52. We usually put a straw in it light the top layer on fire and down it fast, tastes really good!!

  5. Connie

    We were introduced to Duck Farts a few years ago and now they are our toasting drinks for Thanksgiving, Christmas and any other family gathering. This year we had to toast via Zoom and, while I enjoyed it, it wasn’t quite the same. We use Crown Royal for the whiskey.

  6. Shanno

    How long does shots stay layered? If I was having a party and want to make 20 all together would they stay layered the whole time? Also have you tried with vodka? It would be funny to have a grey goose fart.

    1. Dan

      I wouldn’t layer the shots more than an hour or so ahead of time, and then being careful not to move them around too much. I’ve only made this shot with the ingredients in the recipe, but give it a try!

  7. C.Marie

    I forgot about these! In mid-nineties there was a Duck Fart promotion where you got a ton of little plastic “rubber duckies” that you’d serve the shot in. Then you’d drink the shot out of the tail part. Sold a ton of them. So much fun!

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