Galliano Hot Shot Recipe - Classic Italian Delight

Galliano Hot Shot

Galliano Hot Shot Recipe - Classic Italian Delight
Region / culture: Italy | Servings: 1 serving


Galliano Hot Shot
Galliano Hot Shot

Galliano Hot Shot is a delicious and unique shot drink that combines the bold flavors of hot coffee with the sweet and herbal notes of Galliano liqueur. This drink is perfect for those who enjoy a little kick in their beverages.


The Galliano Hot Shot is a modern twist on the classic Italian coffee cocktail, the Caffè Corretto. The addition of Galliano liqueur adds a new depth of flavor to the traditional drink, making it a popular choice for those looking for something a little different.


How to prepare

  1. Layer the ingredients in a shooter glass in the following order:
  2. Pour Espresso Coffee first.
  3. Hold a teaspoon at a slant above the coffee, without touching it. Gently and slowly pour the Galliano onto the spoon so it seeps past the coffee on the side of the shooter glass. If done properly, the Galliano will seep to the bottom, creating a layered effect (see photo).
  4. Top with Whipped Cream.
  5. Optionally, sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on top.
  6. Serve it as a shot drink.


  • For a sweeter version of the Galliano Hot Shot, you can add a splash of simple syrup or flavored liqueur such as hazelnut or vanilla.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

When layering the ingredients in the shooter glass, be sure to pour the Galliano slowly over the back of a spoon to create a distinct layered effect. This technique takes a little practice, but the end result is well worth it.

Serving Suggestions

The Galliano Hot Shot is best served as a shot drink, enjoyed on its own or as a fun addition to a cocktail party.

Cooking Techniques

The key cooking technique for this recipe is layering the ingredients in the shooter glass to create a visually appealing drink.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Galliano liqueur on hand, you can substitute it with another herbal liqueur such as Sambuca or Anisette.

Make Ahead Tips

This drink is best made fresh, but you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and assemble the drink just before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Galliano Hot Shot in a clear shooter glass to show off the beautiful layered effect. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg for an extra touch of elegance.

Pairing Recommendations

This drink pairs well with desserts such as tiramisu or chocolate cake. It can also be enjoyed alongside a cheese platter for a sophisticated finish to a meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

This drink is best enjoyed fresh and should not be stored for later consumption.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 50 per serving


Carbohydrates: 2g per serving


Fats: 0g per serving


Proteins: 0g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and Minerals: The Galliano Hot Shot does not provide a significant amount of vitamins or minerals.


Allergens: This recipe contains dairy in the form of whipped cream.


The Galliano Hot Shot is a low-calorie drink that is relatively low in carbohydrates and fats. It is a suitable option for those looking for a lighter alcoholic beverage.


The Galliano Hot Shot is a unique and flavorful shot drink that combines the bold flavors of hot coffee with the sweet and herbal notes of Galliano liqueur. Perfect for those looking for a fun and sophisticated drink option.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was filled with excitement. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Maria in her cozy kitchen. Maria was known for her incredible cooking skills, and I always looked forward to trying out her latest creations.

As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I could smell the delicious aromas wafting through the air. Maria greeted me with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. "I have a new recipe to share with you today, my dear friend," she said, her voice filled with excitement.

Maria pulled out a small, tattered notebook from her drawer and flipped through the pages until she found the recipe she was looking for. "This is a special recipe that I learned from a dear friend of mine many years ago," she explained as she handed me the notebook.

The recipe was for Galliano Hot Shot, a drink that was rumored to have magical powers. The ingredients were simple – Galliano liqueur, hot coffee, and whipped cream – but the end result was said to be nothing short of miraculous.

Maria showed me how to prepare the drink step by step, guiding me through the process with patience and care. She poured a generous amount of Galliano liqueur into a glass, followed by a steaming cup of hot coffee. The aroma that filled the room was intoxicating, and I couldn't wait to take my first sip.

Maria topped off the drink with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, the perfect finishing touch. As I took a sip of the Galliano Hot Shot, I felt a rush of warmth and happiness wash over me. The flavors were rich and decadent, with a hint of sweetness that lingered on my tongue.

I was hooked from the first taste, and I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen. Maria laughed as she watched me savoring the drink, her eyes twinkling with amusement. "I told you it was magical," she said with a grin.

From that day on, I made Galliano Hot Shots whenever I wanted to treat myself to something special. The drink became a comfort to me, a reminder of the warm summer day I spent in Maria's kitchen learning the recipe.

As the years passed, I shared the recipe with my own friends and family members, passing on the tradition that Maria had started. Each time I made Galliano Hot Shots, I felt a connection to Maria and the memories we had shared in her kitchen.

I learned so much from Maria over the years, not just about cooking but about life and the importance of friendship. She taught me to embrace new experiences and to savor the simple pleasures in life, like a good meal shared with loved ones.

Now, as I sit in my own kitchen preparing Galliano Hot Shots for my grandchildren, I can't help but feel grateful for the recipe that brought me so much joy. It's a reminder of the special bond I shared with Maria and the lessons she taught me along the way.

I may have learned the recipe for Galliano Hot Shot from Maria, but the true magic lies in the memories and friendships that have been created around it. And for that, I will always be grateful.


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