21 Sweet Shot Recipes to Dulcify Your Night

Sweet shot recipes

Not every alcoholic beverage has to burn your throat, and these sweet shot recipes will definitely make you want to skip dessert and go straight to the bar. So, channel your inner Willy Wonka and take a look at these twenty-one sweet shot recipes which highlight the best decadent flavors like chocolate, cotton candy, and everything in between.

Sweet Shots for a Sweet Tooth

These shots are perfect for those with an insatiable sweet tooth.

Banana Split Shot

If you want to bring the ice cream parlor to your home bar, try this banana split shot.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce strawberry cream liqueur
  • ½ ounce chocolate-flavored vodka
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Cherry for garnish
  • Chocolate sauce for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the banana liqueur, strawberry cream liqueur, and chocolate vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a shot glass.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream, a cherry, and chocolate sauce.

Birthday Cake Shot

You can turn every night into a birthday celebration with this sweet birthday cake shot.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce half and half
  • ½ ounce whipped cream vodka
  • ½ ounce cake vodka
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  • In a shot glass, combine all the ingredients.
  • Stir and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Blue Raspberry Ring Pop Shot

A sweet shot with a bit of bite to it, this blue raspberry ring pop shot is as electric blue as the candy itself.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce sweet and sour mix
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce blue raspberry vodka

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine all the ingredients. Add ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a shot glass.
Blue Raspberry RingPop shot

Bubblegum Shooter

This hot pink shooter combines crème de banana liqueur, vodka, pineapple juice, and grenadine to create a delicious flavor.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine
  • 1 ounce crème de banana liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a shooter glass and serve.

Cherry Dum-Dum Shot

This cherry dum-dum shot is a particularly fun one to prepare for parties since its cherry lollipop garnish lets people have both a drink and a snack.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 Cherry dum-dum lollipop

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Stir and drop in an unwrapped cherry dum-dum to top off the shot.

Cinnamon Applesauce Shot

This cinnamon applesauce shot is interestingly textured as it combines apple schnapps, fireball whiskey, and real applesauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ ounce apple schnapps
  • 1 ounce Fireball whiskey
  • Dash of cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Stir and pour into a shot glass.
  3. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon on top.
Cinnamon applesauce shot

Cotton Candy Shot

If it's not summertime but you're dying to visit a carnival, try letting a cotton candy shot put you in the mood.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pink cotton candy
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce cotton candy vodka

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend well.
  2. Pour mixture into a shot glass.

Honey Bear Shot

Sweet as a everyone's favorite animated, honey-loving bear, this shot combines honey liqueur, cinnamon whiskey, and honey whiskey.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce honey liqueur
  • ½ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • ½ ounce honey whiskey

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine all the ingredients and stir.
  2. Pour mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Jelly Shots

For an easy, sweet shot that you can prepare in bulk and in advance for whatever get-together you're planning, take a look at this jelly shot recipe.

Jelly shots

Mellow Yellow Shot

As bright as the sunshine, the mellow yellow shot's use of mango makes it a refreshingly sweet shot to try.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce mango juice
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Ingredients

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Pour into a shot glass and garnish with mint leaves.
Mellow Yellow shot

Sweet Cream Shots

Now, if you're more interested in the creamy, rich side of the sweet spectrum, take one of these sweet, cream-based shot recipes for a spin.

Blow Job Shooter

This really simple shot recipe makes for a cool drink to make because of its layered look.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a shooter glass, pour Kahlua.
  2. Pour Bailey's on top, making sure to the liquids stay separated.
  3. Top with whipped cream and serve.
Blow Job Shooter

Candy Cane Shooter

A winter favorite, the candy cane shooter is sweet enough to hurt your teeth and sharp enough to tingle your tongue.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce half and half
  • ½ ounce peppermint schnapps
  • ½ ounce chocolate liqueur
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the half and half, peppermint schnapps, chocolate liqueur, and vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a shot glass and top with whipped cream.

Cinnamon Toast Shot

Not to be confused with the delicious breakfast item, this cinnamon toast shot is a creamy, rich cocktail to pair with both breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Coke Float Shot

If you're feeling like having a coke float, but don't have time for a full glass, try out this coke float shot recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce coke

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend well and pour into a shot glass.

Grasshopper Shot

This shot takes the popular grasshopper cocktail and condenses it into shot form.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce heavy cream
  • ¼ ounce crème de menthe
  • ¼ ounce crème de cacao
  • ½ ounce Cognac
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the heavy cream, crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and Cognac. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a shot glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Jelly Donut Shot

The perfect pairing to your jelly donut, this shot combines raspberry liqueur and Bailey's Irish Cream for a no-fuss, simple drink.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, pour the raspberry liqueur.
  2. Slowly pour the Bailey's on top; make sure to keep the two layers separated and serve.

Laffy Taffy Shooter

For a desert that'll taste just like Nestle's brightly colored taffy but won't get stuck in your teeth, try out this Laffy Taffy Shooter, which combines a few different schnapps and puckers flavors together in a drink that'll send you right back to your childhood.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce sweet and sour mix
  • ¼ ounce sour apple pucker
  • ¼ ounce raspberry pucker
  • ½ ounce peach schnapps
  • ½ ounce watermelon schnapps
  • Ice
  • Spritz lemon-lime soda

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the sweet and sour mix, apple pucker, raspberry pucker, peach schnapps, and watermelon schnapps.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a shot glass, and top with a spritz of lemon-lime soda.

Orange Creamsicle Shot

The orange creamsicle shot combines vanilla ice cream, vanilla vodka, and orange liqueur and is the perfect shot to take on a hot summer's day,

Ingredients

  • 1 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Blend until well mixed and pour into a shot glass.

Cookies and Cream Shooter

This cookies and cream shooter lets you have the popular ice cream flavor on the go.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce crème de cacao
  • ¼ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ¼ ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1¼ ounce vodka
  • Ice
  • Simple syrup
  • 2 crushed Oreos for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the crème de cacao, coffee-flavored liqueur, Irish cream, and vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Dip the rim of a shot glass into simple syrup and coat with crushed Oreos.
  3. Strain mixture into the shot glass and serve.

Peach Cobbler Shot

A sweet shot that has a little bit of heat, the peach cobbler shot takes the sharpness of the fireball whiskey and peach vodka and dampens it with a bit of heavy cream and brown sugar.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce heavy cream
  • ½ ounce Fireball whiskey
  • ½ ounce peach vodka
  • Brown sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the cream, whiskey, and vodka. Stir.
  2. Pour into a shot glass and garnish with brown sugar.

Strawberry Shortcake Shots

The strawberry shortcake shot is so sweet and smooth, you won't be able to stop at just one.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce half and half
  • ½ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka
  • Splash amaretto
  • Ice
  • Strawberry slice for garnish
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the half and half, strawberry liqueur, vodka, and amaretto. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Pour into a shot glass and top with some whipped cream and a strawberry slice.

Sweet Tooths Can Rejoice

Those of you who feel like there's never a specialty cocktail or shot on the menu that suits your sweet tooth, you can finally rejoice. However, the only problem now is figuring out which of these twenty-one sweet shot recipes you want to try first.

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