16 Game-Changing Super Bowl Shots 

Published October 20, 2022
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Grab your favorite football jersey, pick up your snacks, and prepare to settle in for what will be a memorable Super Bowl. And don't forget Super Bowl shots. A star in their own right, a Super Bowl shot is an essential part of any football celebration. Whether your team is scoring touchdown after touchdown or you're looking for consolation, these tasty Super Bowl party shots will make any gathering truly, well, super.

Off the Goalpost Shot

Vodka and lime slices

Do your best to support your team at a Super Bowl party with a tequila shot that goes down just a little too easily. This recipe makes enough for you and four of your teammates.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glasses.
  4. Garnish each with lime wedges.

Blue Moon Jello Shots

Blue Moon Jello Shots

It's totally understandable if you've run out of fridge space between the beer and necessary Super Bowl food. Once you get these jello shots set, they free up fridge space, and these miniature beer look-alikes are a great alternative to filling beer. Cheers to that! This recipe will make approximately 30 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 3-ounce packages orange gelatin
  • 16 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 10 ounces vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Whipped cream to top off each jello shot

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and orange gelatin.
  2. Stir for approximately two minutes or until the gelatin has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water and vodka.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  7. Top off each shot with whipped cream.

Mascot Shots

Mascot Shots

With just a drop of food dye, you can customize the color of these shots to suit the teams playing in the Super Bowl and even have your guests vote with shots over who they think will win the game. If you're more interested in the halftime show, imbibe in these colorful shots during the concert.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce banana rum
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 drop food coloring of choice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, banana rum, simple syrup, lemon juice, and food coloring.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Jello Line Shots

Jell-O-Line Shots

Go on the offense with these jello shots to tickle your tastebuds and make the big game party all the better. This makes approximately 16 servings.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 2 ounces cold water
  • 6 ounces coconut rum
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Whipped cream to top off each jello shot

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and raspberry gelatin.
  2. Stir for approximately two minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water and coconut rum.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  7. Top off each shot with whipped cream.

Fourth Quarter Shot

Fourth Quarter Shot

Depending on what side of the scoreboard you find yourself on, the fourth quarter may not need any rallying. But either way, no one will turn down a shot with a gummy bear garnish.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce peach vodka
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Skewered gummy bear for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, peach vodka, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with skewered gummy bear, dropping the gummy bear side into the glass.

A Shot at the AFC

A Shot at the AFC

Face off between the best of the American Football Conference with a bright red shot. Perfect for cheering on your team.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

A Shot at the NFC

A Shot at the NFC

Is the National Football Conference home to your team? Cheers to your team being the winner today!

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¼ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, blue curaçao, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Turf Shots

Cucumber shot glasses on table

Midori and pineapple juice take you from the couch to the very turf that you find the players on.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Midori
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Midori, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon ribbon.

Deflategate Shot

Three shots of fine whiskey

Wherever you land on the newsworthy story of deflategate, this shot is a great chance to tell people it did or didn't happen.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce rum
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, rum, and raspberry liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Let's Get Fired Up

Let's Get Fired Up

Don't mix these shots up at the end of the game--these are more of a party starter. And always, ALWAYS, extinguish the flame before drinking. Don't be that guy at the emergency room.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ¼ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • ¼ ounce overproof rum

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, amaretto, hazelnut liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Layer overproof rum by slowly pouring down the back of a bar spoon.
  5. Ignite with match or lighter.
  6. Extinguish flames prior to taking shot.

The Best Mojito Shot

The Best Mojito Shot

Don't waste time muddling mojitos between plays; instead, make up a mojito shot that's perfect for the big game.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • ½ ounce mint simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, mint simple syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.

Running Back Shot

Running Back Shot

Like the running back hustling down the field, this caffeinated shot will keep you up and alert for every last play of the game.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coffee liqueur, and espresso.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Slowly layer Irish cream by pouring down the back of a spoon.

Flag on the Play Shot

Flag on the Play Shot

Soften the blow of a flag on the play not going in your favor with a dessert in a glass.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce brown crème de cacao
  • ½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Splash chili liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, brown crème de cacao, hazelnut liqueur, and a tiny splash of chili liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Touchdown Shots

In some places in the United States, it's customary to take a shot after your team scores a touchdown. While a fun idea, in theory, the night can go downhill pretty quickly if your team is racking up the points. Not to worry, these shots aren't quite as boozy.

Second-String Shot

Bartender pours red alcohol into shots on the bar

Enjoy a sweeter shot with a cinnamon sugar rim, bursting with juicy flavor. The proportions aren't set in stone, so you can add more mixer and use less vodka to make this even less boozy.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sugar for rim
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce tart cherry juice
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, tart cherry juice, and cinnamon liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

Showboat Shot

Showboat Shot

Grab a can or two of your favorite flavored club soda or seltzer to serve as a base in a fizzy shot. It's up to you whether you take an extra one for a particularly good end zone dance.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce coconut rum
  • 1 ounce vanilla club soda
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, add coconut rum.
  2. Top off with vanilla club soda.
  3. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Backup Quarter Back Shot

Back-Up Quarter Back Shot

It's February, and you're low on every vitamin, so toast to your team's touchdown with a dose of vitamin C. It's totally foolproof.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, add vanilla vodka and pineapple juice.
  2. Add grenadine, pouring down the side and allowing it to sink.

Two-Point Conversion

Two-Point Conversion

Gain a crucial edge with a two-point conversion. Even if your team isn't successful, you can still give it ... a shot. This makes enough for you and two other fans.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces coconut rum
  • 1½ ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glasses.

Super Bowl Party Shots for Any Fan

Whether you're looking for a commiseration shot because your team isn't doing so hot, you want to party during the halftime show, or you're celebrating touchdown after touchdown, these shot recipes have you covered. From fiery shots to something less dangerous, your Super Bowl party will have people talking about it for years to come.

Want an easy way to serve a crowd? Try Super Bowl party punches, or mix up some affordable Super Bowl cocktails.

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16 Game-Changing Super Bowl Shots