Christmas Pudding Shots Inspired by Favorite Holiday Treats

Christmas Pudding Shots

There are plenty of creative ways to enjoy spirits during the holiday season, but one of the sweetest might be pudding shots. Christmas pudding shots are easy to make and even easier to enjoy. The best part? You don't need to decide between dessert or a nightcap. Don't rule them out for an afternoon party, either.

Chocolate Mocha Delight

Chocolate Mocha Delight

Akin to an espresso martini meeting a hot chocolate, these chocolate-coffee flavor pudding shots will have people asking you for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces espresso vodka
  • 4 ounces creme de cacao
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add espresso vodka and creme de cacao.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream.

Yule Log Pudding

 Yule Log Pudding

A rich chocolate pudding shot is rounded out by a crunchy churro garnish.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 2 ounces cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 ounces salted caramel Irish cream
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Churro and strawberry halves for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add vanilla vodka, cinnamon schnapps, and salted caramel Irish cream.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with churro and strawberry half.

Eggnog Pudding Shot

Eggnog Pudding Shot

Enjoy the classic eggnog but as a pudding shot. You'll wonder why it took anyone so long to make this into a dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces spiced rum
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce allspice dram
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add spiced rum, bourbon, and allspice dram.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream.

Peppermint Pie Pudding Shot

 Peppermint Pie Pudding Shot

Akin to minty hot chocolate, these chocolate fudge and mint flavor pudding shots will have you wondering why you would have pie when these exist.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces mint liqueur
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add vodka, mint liqueur, and creme de cacao.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with mint sprig.

Death by Chocolate Pudding Shot

Death by Chocolate Pudding Shot

The perfect shot for those always chasing the biggest and boldest chocolate flavors.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package dark chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces chocolate vodka
  • 3 ounces white chocolate cream liqueur
  • 1 ounces coffee liqueur
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add chocolate vodka, white chocolate cream liqueur, and coffee liqueur.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Frosted Christmas Cookie

Frosted Christmas Cookie

When you're stuck between another helping of cookies or a pudding shot, you no longer need to make a decision.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and rainbow sprinkles for rim
  • 3½-ounce package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces caramel vodka
  • 2 ounces whipped cream vodka
  • 2 ounces Irish cream
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Rainbow sprinkles and ground nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the rainbow sprinkles on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sprinkles to coat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  4. Whisk to mix fully.
  5. Add caramel vodka, whipped cream vodka, and Irish cream.
  6. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  7. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  8. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with rainbow sprinkles and ground nutmeg.

An Elf's Breakfast

An Elf's Breakfast

Elves may not be known for the healthiest food choices, but at least they're getting a serving of fruit.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces raspberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce caramel vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Chocolate shavings and whole raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add vodka, raspberry liquor, and caramel vodka.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chocolate shavings and raspberries.

Candy Cane Forest

Candy Cane Forest

Whether you're adventuring through the candy cane forest or settling in to watch a Christmas movie, this pudding shot hits the spot. Don't be fooled by the name, it's a strawberry cheesecake surprise in hiding.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces strawberry liqueur
  • Red sprinkles
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Strawberry jelly for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add vodka, strawberry liqueur, and red sprinkles.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with strawberry jelly.

White Christmas

White Christmas

Although there's a firm fight about the validity of white chocolate, ignore the naysayers and enjoy the taste while they ramble.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package white chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3 ounces white chocolate cream liqueur
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Sugar cube and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add white chocolate cream liqueur and vodka.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with sugar cube and mint sprig.

Hidden Christmas Presents

Hidden Christmas Presents

Much like the careful art of hiding Christmas presents so that they won't be found, there's a cocktail cherry hiding in the bottom of the cup!

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 4 ounces maraschino liqueur
  • Cocktail cherry
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add bourbon and maraschino liqueur.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Place cocktail cherry into serving cups
  6. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups on top of cherry.
  7. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.

Tiramisu Yuletides

Tiramisu Yuletides

Enjoy the flavors of tiramisu as a boozy dessert. Congratulations on being the new favorite family member.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2¾ ounces coffee liqueur
  • 2¾ ounces almond liqueur
  • 2½ ounces whipped cream vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add coffee liqueur, almond liqueur, and whipped cream vodka.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Dust with unsweetened cocoa powder.

Bananas for Christmas

Bananas for Christmas

Skip the rich chocolate flavors and go straight for a boozy banana pudding shot everyone will go nuts for.

Ingredients

  • 3½-ounce package banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2½ ounces banana liqueur
  • 2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • 2 ounces caramel vodka
  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add pudding mix and milk.
  2. Whisk to mix fully.
  3. Add banana liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, caramel vodka, and vanilla vodka.
  4. Whisk to mix all ingredients.
  5. Spoon pudding mix into serving cups.
  6. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.

The Joy of Pudding

Pudding isn't just for kids, anymore, just like the Christmas season is for all ages. Leap over that invisible barrier of wouldn't, couldn't, and shouldn't and enjoy a Christmas pudding shot during the holiday season. You might find a new layer of Christmas magic.

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