Breakfast Shot Recipes to Wake Up Your Tastebuds

Breakfast Shot Recipes

Alcohol can be a surprisingly versatile ingredient, whether you're using it to simmer a delicious stew or while you're concocting a mouth-watering breakfast shot. Traditionally, these breakfast shots were created using Irish whiskey, but as with your favorite breakfast meal, you have the opportunity to customize this shot to suit your palate. Check out these breakfast shot recipes to help inspire you on how to craft a personalized breakfast shot for yourself.

Breakfast Shot

Sometimes referred to as an Irish breakfast shot or a pancake breakfast shot, this unique breakfast tradition pairs well with a full, starch-filled breakfast. A breakfast shot actually involves two shots, one filled with butterscotch schnapps and Irish whiskey, and the other filled with orange juice. When taking this shot, you drink the alcohol first and use the orange juice as a quick chaser.

Breakfast Shot

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1½ ounces orange juice
  • 1 strip of bacon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine the butterscotch schnapps and Irish whiskey.
  2. Mix with a stirring stick and set aside.
  3. In a second shot glass, pour in the orange juice.
  4. Garnish the two with a piece of bacon and serve.

Breakfast Shot Variations

The beauty of the breakfast shot is that there are an endless number of ways for you to switch up the original recipe to better fit your personal taste, what flavors in a meal you're trying to compliment, and what ingredients you need to get yourself moving in the morning. Here are a few different breakfast shot recipes for you to try on your own.

Breakfast Fiesta

A perfect addition to a breakfast burrito, this shot truly tastes like a party in your mouth with its RumChata tequila mixture and orange juice chaser.

Breakfast Fiesta Shots

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce RumChata
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1½ ounces orange juice
  • 1 strip of bacon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine the RumChata and tequila.
  2. Mix with a stirring stick and set aside.
  3. In a second shot glass, pour in the orange juice.
  4. Garnish both with a piece of bacon and serve.

Beachside Breakfast

For those mornings on your days off when you're dreaming of taking a trip to the nearest beach you can mix up this breakfast shot which combines coconut cream with white rum and chases it down with pineapple juice.

Beachside Breakfast Shots

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 strip of bacon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the coconut cream and white rum.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a shot glass and set aside.
  4. In a second shot glass, pour in the pineapple juice.
  5. Garnish the two with a strip of bacon and serve.

Maple Pancakes for Breakfast

If you like your breakfast food and your coffee sugary sweet, then this is the breakfast shot for you. Simply add a little bit of maple syrup into the original recipe, and you'll have a great shot to go with your maple pancakes.

Maple Pancakes for Breakfast

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce maple syrup
  • ¼ ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces of orange juice
  • Strip of bacon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the maple syrup, butterscotch schnapps, Irish whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a shot glass and set aside.
  4. In a second shot glass, pour in the orange juice.
  5. Garnish the two with a strip of bacon and serve.

Texas Breakfast

Every southerner knows that breakfast isn't really considered breakfast without having a cool glass of tea, and this breakfast shot seeks to satisfy every southerner with its combination of peach tea and Jack Daniel's whiskey.

Texas Breakfast Shots

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce Jack Daniels whiskey
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces peach tea
  • Strip of bacon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the peach schnapps and Jack Daniels whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a shot glass and set aside.
  4. In a second shot glass, pour the peach tea.
  5. Garnish with a strip of bacon and serve.

Breakfast Jam

Something as simple as changing the juice used in the traditional breakfast shot recipe can completely modify its flavor, like with this shot that substitutes grape juice for orange juice.

Breakfast Jam

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1½ ounces grape juice, chilled
  • 1 lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine the butterscotch schnapps and Irish whiskey.
  2. In a second shot glass, pour in the grape juice and garnish with a lemon slice.

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Serving yourself up a breakfast shot at the start of every morning will make sure that you never miss the most important meal of the day again. Customize these shots to your particular taste by switching up the chasers used or the liquors present; either way, remember to go easy on these delectable drinks so you don't start off your day tipsier than intended.

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