The B-52 is a popular shot cocktail. Its striking appearance is down the careful layering of each of the three ingredients. The shot has an orange coffee taste with a smooth, creamy texture. Sometimes, the top layer of the drink is set alight, creating what is known as a “Flaming B-52”. It is important to ensure the shot glass is as full as possible so less of the glass is exposed to the flame which could cause it to shatter.