galliano hot shot

GALLIANO HOT SHOT DRINK

The Galliano hot shot drink is a mini cocktail, according to the original recipe. This hot shot drink contains three layers total, where each part consists of Galliano, hot coffee, and whipped cream. By drinking the Galliano hot shot, you get a mix of round vanilla tones that is enriched by the warm coffee and cream, giving the drink an indulgent mouthfeel. A delicious experience, which we love to teach you how to create yourself.

History

The Hot Shot is a Swedish invention, created by a bartender named Bosse Bergström. The drink made its first appearance in the 1980s. Bergström entered a coffee drink competition in Stockholm in 1987. Only instead of using Anisette for the recipe, he used Galliano in his entry to the competition. After the competition, the recipe became such a hit that till this day the hot shot drink is very loved and known. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the Galliano Hot Shot couldn’t be escaped. In any party or bar, there would eventually be trays of this coffee shot placed in front of you, while everyone around you screamed “Hot Shot, Hot Shot, Hot Shot!”. It’s even that popular in Sweden that they have given the drink a national day! On the third Friday of November, the Swedes celebrate National Hot Shot day.

Ingredients

How to serve a hot shot drink

To serve this drink you should be using a shot glass.

How to make a Hot Shot drink

First off, start whipping the cream very lightly. Once lightly whipped, continue to pour the Galliano into the glass. Using the backside of a spoon, carefully pour the hot filter brewed coffee on top of the liqueur. Once this is layered, you should see a separation between the Galliano and the coffee. Finally, to top it off, use the backside of the spoon again to pour the whipped cream slowly. As a result, you have created a visibly appealing hot shot drink containing three different layers on top of each other.

Bartender’s note

A delicious spin off of the original hot shot drink is the Galliano hot shot Semla. Semla is a very famous bun in Scandinavia, which is eaten during Shrove Tuesday. Replace the original Galliano with Galliano Amaretto and  serve with a classic Semla bun.

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