27th October, 2022

Fun and Easy Sweet Alcohol Shots for Your Next Party

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Fun and Easy Sweet Alcohol Shots for Your Next Party-cover

Are you planning a party soon? This is the season of constant festivities, where almost every weekend is filled with friends and celebrations. Even if you aren't the one heading everything up, it's still nice to show up with a gift!

While a great bottle of wine is always welcome, why not mix things up for your next party? When you bring the supplies to make some delicious shots, you'll instantly break the mood and liven up the vibe.

Today, we're sharing some of the best sweet alcohol shots that are easy to make, fun to drink, and sure to get the party started.

Banana Split Shot

Who doesn't love a decadent banana split? While they're great for an occasional treat, they can also be cumbersome to eat and prepare. Thankfully, you can recreate the soda shop staple in a shot form!

Here are the ingredients to gather:

  • 1/2 ounce strawberry cream liqueur (like Bailey's Irish Cream Strawberries & Creme Liqueur)
  • 1/2 ounce banana liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce chocolate-flavored vodka
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream, cherries, and chocolate syrup for garnish

Combine everything into a cocktail shaker, and add a handful of ice. Shake until chilled, and strain into a shot glass. Garnish with your favorite toppings and you'll have a drink worthy of any ice cream parlor!

Lemon Drop Shot

If you're already a fan of the classic Lemon Drop Cocktail, then we're happy to report that it's even better in a shot form! While the tangy/sweet flavor combination might have you dreaming of lazy summer days spent lounging by the pool, we'll argue that it's perfect year-round, no matter the weather outside of your window.

Here's what you need:

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice

Add everything into a cocktail shaker, and shake until chilled. Strain it into a shot glass, and serve! This shot shines on its own, or you can add a small piece of lemon peel for garnish.

Birthday Cake Shot

You don't have to be celebrating an actual birthday to indulge in sweet alcoholic drinks like this one! This Birthday Cake Shot mixes all those classic icing flavors with just the right amount of zing, making it easily drinkable and fun to concoct.

The ingredients include:

  • 1/2 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1/2 ounce cake vodka (like Pinnacle Cake French Vodka)
  • 1/2 ounce half-and-half
  • Whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish

Combine everything together in a shot glass, no need to add ice or shake. Then, feel free to get really liberal with the toppings. The more whipped cream and fun sprinkles, the better!

Blueberry Shooter

Blueberries might be in season during the summer, but that doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying them when the weather turns cold. With this mouthwatering shot, you're never too far away from the sweet-yet-tart taste of everyone's favorite fruit.

All you need is:

  • 1 ounce blueberry vodka (try this kind from Smirnoff!)
  • 1/2 ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce blueberry juice
  • Ice

Combine the vodka, simple syrup, and blueberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Then, strain the mixture into a shot glass, and serve!

You can also add a small frozen or fresh blueberry to the shot for garnish. Not sure how to make blueberry simple syrup? Here's a quick and easy recipe to follow.

Bubblegum Shot

There's just something sweetly nostalgic about bubblegum. It can take you back to being in the dugout during your Little League baseball games, and it can just as easily remind you of your first kiss.

It's a flavor that we recognize as soon as we taste it, whether you always keep a pack on hand or you haven't chewed it in years. This isn't just one of our favorite sweet alcohol drinks. With its bright pink hue, it's also one of the prettiest!

To make it, gather these ingredients:

  • 1 ounce banana cream liqueur
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine

All you have to do is add everything to a shot glass, and serve! This is a smooth, sweet drink that's easy to enjoy with a crowd.

Blueberry Bramble Shot

A bramble is a scratchy, hard bush that's usually rough, tangled, and prickly. It's most commonly associated with blueberry bushes, though brambles are also found on a variety of wild rose shrubs.

If you've ever picked your own blueberries, then you've encountered a bramble! Though the reward is always worth it, they can be a little uncomfortable to navigate. Fortunately, this yummy Blueberry Bramble Shot is much easier to enjoy!

All you need is:

  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce blackberry liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice

Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until everything is good and cold. Then, strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve it to your guests! For the liqueur, we recommend the 99 Blackberry Liqueur from 99 Schnapps.

Cherry Dum-Dum Shot

If bubblegum is nostalgic, Dum-Dum suckers are even more so. Who hasn't had the joy of browsing through the umpteen flavors just to find the very best one? While we're huge fans of the root-beer ones, we all know that the cherry variety is classic.

Here's what you need:

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

That's really it! Combine everything into a shot glass and you're ready to serve! For a fun and simple garnish, drop an unwrapped cherry Dum-Dum sucker into the shot. This way, it's both a drink and a snack.

Strawberry Patch Shot

Looking for a shot that's beautiful to look at and easy to prepare? This drink is lip-smacking sweet and will remind you of summer afternoons spent at the strawberry patch, tasting and eating as much as you were picking!

The ingredients include:

  • 1 ounce rum
  • 1/2 ounce strawberry liqueur
  • Ice

Combine the liqueur and rum into a cocktail shaker, then top with ice. Shake until everything is cold, and strain into a shot glass.

Cotton Candy Shot

When autumn comes around, most of us head straight for the county fair! We ride all the rides, play for all the prizes, and of course, indulge in a massive bag of sticky-sweet cotton candy!

While the whisper-thin concoction might be a mess to eat, it's also the perfect way to take a celebration up a notch. With this shot, you can enjoy all of the flavors you love without the icky aftermath. You'll need to buy a small container of cotton candy first, but this recipe makes a full batch, so the payoff is plentiful.

Start by gathering these ingredients together:

  • 1 ounce cotton candy vodka or caramel vodka
  • 1/2 cup pink cotton candy
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Add everything into a blender, and blend until smooth. Then, divide it into shot glasses and serve! This is a fun shot to bring to a carnival-themed party, but it works for any occasion and is always a hit.

If you don't have cotton candy vodka on hand, you can swap it for caramel vodka. Caramel is melted sugar, while cotton candy is air-spun sugar, but the sweet-tasting flavor profiles are very similar.

Baby Bottle Pop Shot

Who remembers those Baby Bottle Pops that would be surprisingly sweet at first, and then leave your lips puckering just a few seconds later? The combination was crazy back then, and it's still one of our favorites today.

This sweet and sour alcohol shot is a great way to recreate the beloved candy on a more grown-up scale.

To start, gather together these ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce sour apple liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Sugar
  • Ice

Use the lime wedge to coat the rim of each shot glass with lime juice. Then, dip it in a little sugar to fully coat the surface. In a cocktail shaker, add the liqueur, vodka, and ice. Shake until combined, and strain into the glass.

Honey Bear Shot

This shot is a warm, comforting and slightly spicy treat, with just the right amount of sweetness mixed in. This makes it perfect for any type of fall or winter party!

If you're used to adding a spoonful of honey to your favorite tea or coffee, you'll especially love the flavor profile on this one.

Here's what you need:

  • 1/2 ounce honey liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce honey whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon whiskey

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass, and stir to combine. Then, pour the mixture into a shot glass and serve! If you want to take the heat up a notch, make this one with Bird Dog Jalapeno Honey Flavored Whiskey!

Mystic Mango Shot

Mango is such an underrated and under-utilized fruit! It's spectacularly sweet and goes well in many different recipes. It's also the most gorgeous shade of bright, deep orange, which you'll see as soon as you make this fun shot.

Start by gathering these ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce rum
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce mango juice
  • Ice

Combine everything into a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled! Then, strain it into a shot glass and serve. A small piece of frozen mango would be delicious on top!

Candy Cane Shot

It's almost time to ring in the holidays! What better way to do so than with our sweet and creamy Candy Cane Shot?

This drink is both sugary and sharp, which makes it a total delight. It's also impossible to break, which is something you can't say about those boxes of real candy canes that inevitably shatter into a million pieces every year.

Start with these ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce half-and-half
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Combine the half-and-half, schnapps, liqueur, and vodka in a cocktail shaker. Next, add ice and shake until chilled. Then, strain it into a shot glass, and start decking the halls! Topped with whipped cream and finely-crushed peppermints for a gorgeous treat your guests will love.

Do you always get stuck with a ton of leftover candy canes? Here are a few delicious ways to put them to good use once it's time to put up all the trimmings.

Peachy Keen Shot

There's nothing like sinking your teeth into a ripe, juicy peach. With this shot, you can get the full effect of the fruit without the sticky mess. It's also in-season all year round!

The best part? There are only two ingredients:

Combine these ingredients in a shot glass, mix with a stirring stick, and serve! You can also top each shot with a little whipped cream for garnish, and it will be like a mini piece of peach pie!

Grasshopper Shot

Have you ever had the iconic Grasshopper Cocktail? This fantastic drink puts the well-paired flavors of mint and dark chocolate on full display, and it's one of our favorites. This shot condenses the drink into a smaller form, which makes it great for a crowd.

Here's what you need:

  • 1/2 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1/2 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce Cognac
  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Then, add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a shot glass, top with a light sprinkle of the chocolate shavings, and enjoy!

This is a particularly festive shot thanks to the bright green flavor! For extra color and flavor, you can add a small drizzle of chocolate syrup in each shot glass before adding the drink mixture.

Enjoy These Sweet Alcohol Shots

You don't need much to elevate a party and take it to the next level. If you show up with the gear to make a few of these sweet alcohol shots, you'll be the star of the show in no time. Feel free to go as elaborate or simple as you wish, depending on the type of party and the occasion you're celebrating!

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