45 Recipes For The Best-Tasting Shots And Shooters

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Either if you’re at a bar with your friends, or playing a drinking game with shots at home, you need to have some tasty shots by your side. Below, we’ll present to you a list of recipes, that besides getting you drunk, have a delicious taste. Not only the ingredients! You will have meticulous instructions on how to make each shot as well! 

  • Bartending tools you’ll need;
  • The recipes;
  • Final thoughts;

Bartending Tools You’ll Need To Make Shots & Shooters At Home

If you’re new to this, and you wanna keep making party shots at home several times, you will need some basic tools. They have a reasonable price and could be found easily in many shops. However, we’ll attach links too! 


This tool is usually top of the list. It’s mostly 10 or 20 oz, and we may define it as a two-sided shot glass, which helps us measure the ingredients precisely. You can get one on Amazon for $6.29.

Tools - Jigger

Boston Shaker

A Boston shaker is just as important. Obviously, every time you’re making shots or cocktails, you need to shake all the ingredients well. It’s a set of 2 cups, one larger than the other. A good one is available on Amazon for $22.99.

Tools - Boston Shaker


If you own an electric juicer, that’s fine babes. If not, you’ll definitely need a squeezer for the citrus you’re gonna use in your shots. A good stainless steel squeezer is available on Amazon for $14.99

Tools - Squeezer

Hawthorne Strainer

Since you need to filter all the shaken shots and smaller ice cubes, a Hawthorne Strainer would be needed. You can get any, but you may find a qualitative one on Amazon for only $11.99

Well, these are the basics. Of course, you’ll also need ice cube trays and shot glasses, but you already own them, I suppose. 

The Recipes

In this list of recipes, you’ll find tasty stuff, with super unique names. We’ll list down all ingredients, and guide you through the process of making the shots & shooters. You can double the ingredients and customize them, depending on the number of people. 

1. Big Bang

Yield: 4 servings;

  • 2 oz. of orange juice & pineapple juice;
  • 3 oz. room (combination of dark and 151-proof rum);
  • Bitters of your choice;
  • ½ simple syrup;

Instructions: To make this tasty shot, start by gathering all ingredients, and then mix them in the Boston shaker, which should already be full of ice cubes. Shake well and pour the liquor into the shot glasses. 

Big Bang

2. ABC

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. Amaretto;
  • ½ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream Liquor;
  • ½ oz. Cognac (preferably  Remy Martin’s);

Instructions: First, refrigerate all layers divided, then layer them in a chilled shot glass, leaving the cream in the middle. 


3. Bazooka Joe

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz Irish cream;
  • ½ oz blue curacao;
  • ½ oz banana liqueur;

Instructions: You can either layer the ingredients one by one in the shot glass or mix them all with ice in the shaker, and pour them into the glass.   

Bazooka Joe

4. El Vocho

Yield: 1 serving;

  • 1 ½ oz tequila;
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice (or juice of your choice);
  • 10 mint & cilantro leaves;
  • Slices of jalapeno pepper;

Instructions: Excluding tequila, blend all other ingredients together, and pour them into a shot glass. Next, pour the tequila into another shot glass, and serve them together. 

El Vocho

5. Cement Mixer

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ¼ oz. lime juice;
  • ¾ oz. shot Irish cream liqueur;

Instructions: The magic of this shot isn’t in the ingredients at all. All you gotta do is pour the cream first into the glass, and then on top goes the lime juice. But, once you want to drink it, let it sit in your mouth, shake your head fast, and then swallow it all at once. You’re a cement mixer now! 

Cement Mixer

6. Pink Starburst

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. vanilla vodka;
  • ½ oz. sweet & sour mix;
  • ½ oz. watermelon pucker;
  • Pink starburst candy;
  • Pink sugar;

Instructions: Rim the edges of the shot glass with syrup and pink sugar. Then, mix all ingredients with ice, and strain into the glass. Add a starburst candy to make it extra! 

Pink Starburst

7. Jelly Bean

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. blue curacao;
  • ½ oz. pineapple juice;
  • ½ oz. cherry vodka;

Instructions: To make Jelly Bean shots, pour blue curacao into the bottom of the glass, then continue with a layer of pineapple juice. Finish with cherry vodka on top. 

Jelly Bean

8. Ginger Snap

Yield: 4 servings;

  • 1 medium-sized fresh ginger;
  • 2 apples;
  • 6 carrots;
  • 3 oz. rum;
  • 4 cinnamon sticks;

Instructions: In a blender or juicer, blend the carrots, apples, and ginger. Then, pour it into the shaker and mix it with ice and rum. Pour into shot glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks. 

Ginger Snap

9. Choco Cake

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. vodka;
  • 1 wedge of lemon;
  • 1 oz. hazelnut liqueur;
  • 1 teaspoon sugar;

Instructions: If you wanna try a shot that tastes like choco cake, start by coating the edges of the glass in sugar, and mixing vodka & hazelnut liqueur. For extra decor, suck the lemon wedge on the glass. 

Choco Cake

10. Duck Fart

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. dark coffee;
  • ½ oz. Irish cream;
  • ½ oz. Crown Royal;

Instructions: Once you’re done laughing with the name, layer all ingredients one by one, starting with the coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and Crown Royal on top. 

Duck Fart

11. BMW

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. watermelon vodka;
  • ½ oz. melon liqueur; 
  • ½ oz. banana cream; 
  • Green sugar (optional);

Instructions: Shake all ingredients well, mix, add ice if you wish, and pour into the glass which is already rimmed in sugar. 


12. B-52

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. coffee liqueur;
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier;
  • ½ oz. Irish cream;

Instructions: Even though you can mix them all, it is preferred to be layered into the shot glass, starting with the coffee, Irish cream, and Grand Marnier on the top layer.


13. Candy Corn

Yield: 16 servings;

White layer: 

  • 1 once warm water;
  • ¼ oz. un-flavored gelatine; 
  • 14 oz. condensed milk;
  • 4 oz. light rum;

Orange layer: 

  • 6 oz. boiling water;
  • 3-oz. package of orange-flavored gelatine;
  • 8 oz. vodka;
  • Ice cubes as needed;

Yellow layer: 

  • 6 oz. boiling water;
  • 3-oz. package of lemon-flavored gelatine;
  • 8 oz. vodka;
  • Ice cubes as needed;

Instructions: First things first, this could be great for Halloween Party Games. Now, mix ingredients of all layers alone, and stir until slightly thickened. Pour them layer by layer, letting each one rest for 30-40 mins in the refrigerator, before pouring the next one. 

Candy Corn

14. Kool-Aid

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. Melon liqueur;
  • ½ oz. Amaretto;
  • ¾ oz. Cranberry Juice;

Instructions: Simply mix and shake all ingredients, and strain the mix into the shot glass. You can add ice if you wish.


15. Oreo Cookie

Yield: 4 servings;

  • 6-ounce Irish cream;
  • 6 oreo cookies without the cream;
  • 2 ounces choco vodka;
  • 2 ounces cacao cream;
  • 2 ounces Kahlua;

Instructions: First, dip the rims of the glasses into cacao cream, then place all ingredients into a blender, mix well, and pour into the glasses. Garnish with extra oreo cookies. 

Oreo Cookie

16. Red-Headed Slut

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. Jägermeister;
  • ½ oz. cranberry juice;
  • ½ oz. peach schnapps;
  • Strawberries;

Instructions: Just as in the previous recipes, mix all liquids well and add to the shot glass. Cut a strawberry in half and put it on top for garnish. 

Red-Headed Slut

17. Fourth Of July

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. Grenadine;
  • ½ oz. white creme de cacao;
  • ½ oz. blue curacao;

Instructions: This is a must when playing the 4th Of July drinking games! To make this layered shot, start by pouring the ingredients in order, just as mentioned above. 

Fourth Of July

18. Hot Damn

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ¼ shot whiskey;
  • ¼ shot rum;
  • ¼ shot vodka;
  • ¼ orange juice;

Instructions: Pour all ingredients into the Boston shaker, add ice, and shake well for some seconds. Strain into the glass, and you’re good to go!

Hot Damn

19. Lemon Drop

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ¾ oz. lemon juice;
  • ¾ oz. vodka;
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar;
  • Lemon wedges;

Instructions: All you gotta do is mix both liquids, and sprinkle sugar on top. Then, dip lemon wedges in sugar, and place them next to the glass, so you can eat it after you down the shot. 

Lemon Drop

20. Fallen Froggie

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ¾ oz. Melon liqueur;
  • ¼ oz. Grenadine;
  • ½ oz. Irish cream;

Instructions: First, pour the melon liqueur into the glass, and add the grenadine, so it creates a cool effect. Finally, add the Irish cream on top.

Fallen Froggie

21. Melon Ball

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. vodka;
  • ¼ oz. pineapple juice;
  • ¾  oz. melon liqueur;

Instructions: Gather all liquors together, mix them all, and pour them into the shot glass. 

Melon Ball

22. Mind Eraser

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. vodka;
  • ½ oz. soda water;
  • ½ oz. Kahlua;

Instructions: Wanna erase everything in your mind? Count me in! Firstly pour the Kahlua into the glass. Then, pour the vodka, while holding the back of the spoon on top of the glass, so the liquids don’t mix. Finally, in the same way, add the soda water.

Mind Eraser

23. Buttery Nipple

Yield: 1 serving;

  • 1 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps;
  • ½ oz. Irish Cream;
  • Whipped cream;

Instructions: Add ice and the liquids to the shaker, mix well or layer them in the shot glass. To make it extra, add whipped cream on top. 

Buttery Nipple

24. Prairie Fire

Yield: 1 serving;

  • 1 oz. tequila;
  • 1-2 dashes of Tabasco sauce;

Instructions: This one will be hot, FYI. Start by pouring the vodka into the shot glass, and then add as much hot sauce as you think you may handle. 

Prairie Fire

25. Crowd Surfer

Yield: 3 servings;

  • 1 oz. white rum;
  • 1 oz. blue curacao;
  • 1 oz. cream of coconut;
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice;
  • Coconut flakes;

Instructions: Start by riming the edges of your glasses in coconut flakes for extra taste. Combine all ingredients, add ice, and shake well. Finally, pour the drink into shot glasses and enjoy!

Crowd Surfer

26. PB&J

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ¾ oz. black raspberry liqueur;
  • ¾ oz. hazelnut liqueur;

Instructions: Pour both liquids into the Boston shaker, add ice cubes as you wish, and shake well & that’s all you need to do!


27. Mad Dog

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ⅔ oz. raspberry syrup;
  • 1 oz. vodka;
  • Tabasco sauce;

Instructions: To make Mad Dog, make sure to pour the raspberry syrup first into the bottom of the glass, then add vodka. Finally, add a few drops of Tabasco sauce to make it extraordinary. 

Mad Dog

28. Jello Shots

Yield: 16 servings;

  • 8 ounces boiling water;
  • 4 ounces cold water;
  • 4 ounces vodka;
  • 3 ounces flavored gelatin (flavors of your choice);

Instructions: Now, to make jello shots, start by adding the gelatin to the boiling water, and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Next, add the vodka and cold water, and stir again. Once you’ve made a homogeneous mass, add the mix to the shot glasses.

Jello Shots

29. Double Trouble

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. pineapple juice;
  • ½ oz. pina colada;
  • ¼ oz. vodka;
  • ¾ oz. tequila;

Instructions: As you already assumed, mix all ingredients well, and add them into the shaker full of ice. After a few seconds of shaking, pour the liquid into the shot glasses and drink! 

Double Trouble

30. Hot Shot

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. espresso; 
  • ½ oz. Galliano L’Autentico;
  • ½ oz. heavy cream;

Instructions: Take your time layering all ingredients carefully (preferably using a spoon), starting with Galliano L’Autentico, and ending with heavy cream. Yum! 

Hot Shot

31. Snap, Crackle, Drop

Yield: 1 serving;

  • 1 oz. tequila;
  • 4 twists of black pepper;
  • 6 dashes of bitters;
  • Lime wedge;

Instructions: Start by pouring the vodka into a shot glass. Then, blend the bitters and pepper together until they form a paste, and dip one side of the wedge into it. If you wish, add the remaining paste to the shot glass as well. Take a bite of the lime, and then down your shot! 

Snap, Crackle, Drop

32. Motor Oil

Yield: 2 servings;

  • 1 ½ oz. Jägermeister;
  • ½ oz. Coconut rum;
  • ½ oz. Peppermint Schnapps;
  • ½ oz. Goldschlager;

Instructions: Pour all the ingredients into the mixer, add ice, and shake well. Pour the liquid into the shot glasses and that’s all! 

Motor Oil

33. Voodo

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. rum cream;
  • ½ oz. coffee liqueur;
  • ½ oz. 151-proof rum (or other rum of your choice);

Instructions: To make this yummy shot, start with the coffee liqueur. Next, using a bar spoon add the rum cream carefully. Finally, add the rum of your choice on top, and don’t mix. It looks cooler that way.  


34. Apple Pie

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. vanilla vodka;
  • ½ oz. apple cider;
  • Whipped cream;
  • Ground cinnamon;

Instructions: If you’re carving apple pie, mix the vodka and apple cider well. Then, pour it into the shot glass, add whipped cream on top, and some ground cinnamon as well. 

Apple Pie

35. Irish Flag

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier;
  • ½ oz. green menthe cream;
  • ½ oz. Irish cream;

Instructions: Since you’re already familiar with the ingredients, pour the menthol cream first, then, over the back of the spoon add the Irish cream first, and on top the Grand Marnier liqueur. Finished!

Irish Flag

36. Pizza Bloody Mary

Yield: 6 servings; 

  • 8 oz. tomato juice;
  • 4 oz. vodka;
  • 2 gloves of garlic;
  • 1 sprig basil;
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano;
  • 1 ½ pepperoncini brine;

Instructions: This shot screams pizza! Add all ingredients (besides vodka) into the blender, blend well, and then add vodka to the mix. Pour into the shot glasses, and as you wish, add olives, mozzarella balls, peppers, and others. 

Pizza Bloody Mary

37. Santa Shot

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. peppermint Schnapps;
  • ½ oz. creme de menthe;
  • ½ oz. Grenadine;

Instructions: First things first goes the red Grenadine. Then, using the back of a spoon, add the creme de menthe, and finally the peppermint Schnapps. Now, you’ve made a shot of the pretty Christmas colors!

Santa Shot

38. Peppermint Patty

Yield: 2 servings;

  • 1 ½ oz. Irish cream;
  • ½ oz. peppermint Schnapps;
  • ½ oz. cacao cream;

Instructions: If you’re willing to make this refreshing shot, pour all three ingredients into the Boston shaker. Add ice, shake well, and add to the shot glasses through a strainer. 

Peppermint Patty

39. Tootsie Roll

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. vanilla vodka;
  • ½ oz. creme de cacao;
  • ½ oz. orange juice;
  • Tootsie Rolls;

Instructions: For everyone who loves Tootsie Rolls, make sure to gather all ingredients, pour them into the shaker, and add ice cubes. After shaking well, add to the shot glass. We highly recommend you add a Tootsie Roll to the rim of the glass, to make it extra cool! 

Tootsie Roll

40. Cherry Cheesecake

Yield: 3 servings;

  • 1 ½ oz. cranberry juice;
  • 1 ¼ oz. Grenadine;
  • 1 ¾ oz. vanilla vodka;

Instructions: You may either mix all ingredients or layer them out. Fill ⅓ of the glass with each ingredient, starting with the cranberry sauce and ending with Grenadine. 

Cherry Cheesecake

41. Jäger Bomb

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ can of Red Bull;
  • 1 ½ oz. Jägermeister;

Instructions: Pour Red Bull into a normal, standard glass. Then, fill the shot glass with Jägermeister, and drop it on the large glass. Drink it immediately. 

Jager Bomb

42. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. vanilla vodka;
  • ½ oz. Grenadine;
  • ½ oz. pineapple juice;

Instructions: Start by shaking the vodka and pineapple juice with ice. Pour the mix into the shot glass, and over the back of a spoon, stream the Grenadine on top. To garnish, add an extra cherry. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

43. Kamikaze

Yield: 2 servings;

  • 2 oz. vodka;
  • ¾ oz. lime juice;
  • ¾ oz. orange liqueur;

Instructions: All you have to do is pour all liquids into the Boston shaker, add ice, and shake well for a few seconds. Strain it all in the shot glasses, and done! 


44. Flaming Dr. Pepper

Yield: 1 serving;

  • 8 oz. beer;
  • ¼ oz. 151-proof rum;
  • ¾ oz. Amaretto;

Instructions: Fill a standard glass with beer. Add the Amaretto to a shot glass, followed by rum on top. Finally, set the rum on fire, and carefully drop the shot glass into the beer. 

Flaming Dr. Pepper

45. Liquid Cocaine

Yield: 1 serving;

  • ½ oz. cinnamon Schnapps;
  • ½ oz. Jägermeister;
  • ½ oz. 151-proof rum;

Instructions: Layer all ingredients in the shot glass, or preferably, mix them all in the shaker, and add to the shot glass. 

Liquid Cocaine

Final Thoughts

Not only these shots are delicious and super unique, but they also have extraordinary names as well! Make sure to read the ingredients carefully, and pick your favorites. Just so you know, you can increase or decrease the amount of alcohol and replace it with other ingredients in the recipe, as you wish. Cool, innit?

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