This drink derives from the Buttery Nipple and appears in print as early as:
Home Fires – Page 63 by Luanne Rice in1996
“having her pierced nipple and the Bailey’s Irish Cream”
This drink like many others of it’s era were named after terms associated with sex. While some consider this era the “dark ages” this was actually a very ingenious trend of naming drinks. It used terms to identify the ingredients in the drink, this is a great way to preserve a drinks recipe throughout time. However, this drink is no stranger to having it’s ingredients inaccurately recorded.
The term “Pierced” is closely associated with Vodka. Seeing as terms meant to indicate Vodka is used have always been associated with sharp or clean objects like we see with the “icepick” “shiny nail” “screwdriver” and many others. The “Nipple” term has always been associated exclusively with Bailey’s Irish Cream.
This drink is also printed in these publications:
Big Bad-Ass Book of Shots – Page 691 by Paul Knorr in 2004
Miss Charming’s Book of Crazy Cocktails: Over 200 Outrageous Drink Recipes by Cheryl Charming in 2002
This drink, like it’s proprietor is served pousse-cafe style meaning it is layered and has always been served as a shot.
This drink dates between 1985 – 1994 and contained at least as of then:
Layer these ingredients in a shot glass in this order:
Bailey’s Irish Cream