Fun Recipes for Alcohol Shots

Karen Frazier
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Liquor shots can bring fun to a party or a night out. Whether you like popular shots or you're seeking alcohol shooters that a bit more obscure, there are plenty of good ideas shot drinks that are fun to make and even more fun to drink.

1. Forest Fire Shot

For this creative and interesting, you'll need a nice peaty, smoky single-malt Scotch whisky, such as Laphroig or Talisker. It adds a smokey flavor, while pine syrup tastes like a pine forest. The recipe makes one 2-ounce shot.

Forest Fire shots

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a 2-ounce shot glass, combine the two ingredients.
  2. Stir with a stir-stick.

2. Cinnamon Toast Shot

Bring one of your favorite flavors from childhood into a tasty shot. It makes two 2-ounce shots.

cinnamon Toast Shots

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Strain into two 2-ounce shot glasses.

3. S'mores Shot

No need to sit around a campfire for these s'mores. The s'mores shots are fun shots to make. Garnishes are optional, but they make the shot extra fun. You'll need a kitchen blowtorch to toast the marshmallows. The recipe makes two shots.

S'mores shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put the chocolate syrup on a plate, spreading it around evenly.
  2. Put the graham cracker crumbs on another plate.
  3. Dip the rim of two shot glasses in the chocolate syrup and then into the graham crackers to line the rim.
  4. In a shaker, combine the RumChata, marshmallow vodka, and chocolate liqueur with the ice. Shake to chill.
  5. Carefully pour into the prepared shot glasses.
  6. Thread the marshmallows on the half skewers. Use a kitchen blowtorch to toast the marshmallows and perch them on the rim of the shot.

4. Girl Scout Cookie Shot

Chocolate mint cookies from the Girl Scouts only come around in the spring time, but you can enjoy the adult version of this perennial favorite any time with this shot recipe. It makes two 2-ounce shots.

Girl Scout Cookie Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps
  • 1 ounces vanilla vodka or whipped cream vodka
  • 2 ounces chocolate liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into two 2-ounce shot glasses.

5. Apple Jack

Remember tasty apple cinnamon cereal? It's not just for breakfast with this flavorful shot. The recipe makes two 2-ounce shots.

Apple Jack Shot

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces green apple schnapps
  • 2 ounces cinnamon tequila, such as Jose Cuervo Cinge
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into two 2-ounce shot glasses.

6. Tropical Joy

Love fruity shots? Looking for a tiny taste of the tropics? You'll love this fruity and flavorful shot. The recipe makes two 2-ounce shots.

Tropical Joy Shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into two 2-ounce shot glasses.

7. Nutella Shot

Your favorite sandwich spread in shot form? Heck yeah. This makes two 2-ounce shots. If you can find them, serve in 2-ounce stemmed shot glasses or liqueur glasses.

Nutella Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 1-1/2 ounces hazelnut liqueur (such as Frangelico)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into the liqueur glasses or shot glasses.

8. Barney Grows Up

Barney the dinosaur as a cocktail? Why not! This tiny purple cocktail is visually stunning and tastes pretty good, too. The recipe makes two 2-ounce shots.

Barney Grows Up Shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into two 2-ounce shot glasses.

9. The Snowbird

From the cold of Canada in the winter to the Sunshine State, this is a great shot that combines Canadian whisky and sunshine. It makes two 2-ounce shots.

The Snowbird Shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into two 2-ounce shot glasses.

10. Gin Joint

Dry gin is the perfect foil for orange and licorice flavors in this tasty shot. The recipe makes two 2-ounce shots.

Gin Joint Shots

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces London dry gin
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 ounce Sambuca
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into two 2-ounce shot glasses.

Popular Shot Recipes

If you're looking for more shots, try these:

  • Vodka Jell-o shots: Learn to make this popular party favorite.
  • Sweet shots: Discover delicious Irish cream and butterscotch schnapps shooters for a sweet and tasty shot.
  • Snakebite: This classic shot has flavored whiskey and lime juice.
  • Amaretto shots: Amaretto, which has a lovely almond flavor, makes a perfect shot base.
  • B-52: This sweet layered Kahlúa shot was especially popular in the 80s.
  • Gobble Gobble Shot: It's a great Thanksgiving shot with butterscotch and amaretto. Yum.

Cool Party Shots

Whether you're having a big party or just spending time with a few friends, shots are tasty and fun. Try any of these shots, and you're sure to get the party started.

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Fun Recipes for Alcohol Shots