Maybe it's the name or maybe it's the fact that this is one of the best tasting shot drinks you will find. Whatever the reason, there is no denying that the Orgasm and Screaming Orgasm are popular party shooters.
The delicious combination of almond, coffee, and cream is one that few drinks can beat and this is sure to be a hit at your next party.
Amaretto, Coffee, and Irish Cream...
Whenever someone orders an 'Orgasm' drink of any kind, there are three basic liqueurs required: amaretto, coffee liqueur (like Kahlua), and Irish cream (Bailey's is the most common). This holds true for the Orgasm Cocktail as well as both Orgasm shooters.
In every case, the liquors are poured in equal amounts. This formula makes it easy for bartenders to remember and helps them mix up these popular drinks very quickly.
The Screaming Orgasm Shot
Vodka is the key to differentiating the Screaming Orgasm from the Orgasm. This shot is just a little bit stronger and has quickly outpaced its predecessor in popularity.
How to Make the Orgasm Shooter
If we take the vodka out of the mix, we have an Orgasm shot. Don't let ordering a "round of Orgasms" stop you from enjoying this one, even if for a second. It is a pleasant shot; light and creamy and gentle.
To make the drink, simply pour 1/3 ounce each amaretto, coffee, and Irish cream liqueurs into a cocktail shaker.
Shake and strain just as you would for the Screaming Orgasm.
How Strong Are the Orgasm Shooters?
It may or may not surprise you that these two shooters are relatively tame. Sure, the vodka in the Screaming Orgasm is going to add a nice alcoholic kick and that may be why it is the more popular of the two recipes. Yet, even that shot is not the strongest you can drink.
To estimate the alcohol content of the Orgasm shots, let's use the most popular brands for the liqueurs: Bailey's (34 proof), Kahlua (40 proof), and a 42 proof amaretto.
In this case, these shooters would look something like this:
- Screaming Orgasm - 16 percent alcohol by volume (32 proof)
- Orgasm: 13 percent alcohol by volume (26 proof)
You can see that the vodka does make an impact, even though the two recipes produce the same sized shot. To put this into perspective, the Chocolate Cake shooter is about 48 proof and that popular vodka Cosmopolitan cocktail... well, it can be as strong as 54 proof.
Even though it is a lightweight in the shooter world, perspective is everything. If you choose to slam more than a few Orgasm shots in a night, then you are begging for one nasty hangover.