Shot recipes: what’s your poison?


Once and a while everyone likes to have a drink—but do you ever feel that the same old rum and coke just isn’t cutting it anymore? Well, here are some shots that will definitely loosen you up, whether you’ve just had a bad day or are looking for a great time.

If your taste buds lie towards the fruity flavours then try these drinks. It’s as if they are just made with juice and no alcohol. But be careful with these shooters, as they tend to taste amazing and by the end you won’t even know how many you’ve had.

Cold Virgin

2 parts Southern Comfort

1 part lime juice

1 part apricot juice

Mix all of these ingredients and down that shot like a pro. You’ll be feeling hot in no time.

Miss Dr. Pepper

¾ shot amaretto

¼ shot vodka

½ can Red Bull

Add the shots of amaretto/vodka (do not mix; it should still be separated) to the glass of Red Bull. Then chug that and let the flavours mix in your mouth to make your taste buds go wild.

Broken-Down Golf Cart

½ oz amaretto almond liqueur

½ oz Midori melon liqueur

a dash of lime juice

If you don’t have these ingredients at your house, don’t worry. Hit up a local bar and tell them you want this drink. They will definitely know how to make it since it’s a very popular shot. The best part? It tastes like fruit punch.

Porn Star

½ oz blue Curaçao liqueur

½ oz Sour Puss raspberry liqueur

This drink is a big hit with guys and girls. Its fruity flavours make them go down easy and after a few of these everyone will look like a porn star.

If you are a classic drinker who enjoys white Russians or anything with cream, try these two shots.


1 part Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 part Cointreau

1 part Kahlua

This shot is mix of creams that tastes great with dessert or after a meal.

Dirty Girl Scout

1 shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream

2 shots of vodka

1 shot white crème de menthe

This isn’t quite a shot, but if you down it in two gulps—it could be!

If you prefer spicy drinks then the following shooters are right up your alley.

Liquid Cocaine

1 part Jägermeister

1 part Goldschläger

Mix these two bitter and spicy liqueurs together and it will become your favourite exotic drink. The mixture of herbs, fruits, and spices is the perfect combination. It tastes like cinnamon hearts, so Valentine’s is every day! Use Bacardi rum or peach schnapps to mix up the flavours!

Cherry BOMB

½ shot of vodka

½ shot of cherry brandy

½ can of Red Bull

Drink this and you will be singing the Runaways song all night long: “Chchchch—cherry bomb!”

Lemon Drop

1 shot of vodka

1 lemon wedge


Pour vodka into a shot glass. Coat a lemon wedge with sugar. Drink the shot of vodka. Follow up immediately with a bite into the sugary lemon. You’ll love it!


1 shot of Grey Goose vodka orange

½ can Red Bull

This mix tastes exactly like an orange tic tac. If you need a quick breath refreshment, shoot down one these and watch the Goose make you loose.

The Godfather

½ shot of Jack Daniel’s

½ amaretto

Make sure this shot is shaken with ice so that it’s still strong and smoothe. It is the perfect shot to order for a guy or girl. It’ll be an offer they can’t refuse!