100+ Great Recipes for Fun Party Shots and Shooters

Mix 'em up and Slam 'em Down

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Shooters are short, potent drinks that are mixed with a combination of spirits, liqueurs and non-alcoholic mixers while shots only contain ingredients that are alcoholic.

Both shooters and shots are served in shot glasses and consumed with one tip of the glass.

This index of recipes includes some of the most popular shooters and shots that are fun to consume with friends at parties or a night on the town.

While it should go without saying, drinking too many shots can cause you get you very drunk, often before you know it, and should be done in moderation. Remember to drink responsibly and designate a driver.

  • Alabama Slammer - sloe gin, amaretto, Southern Comfort
     
  • Apocalypse Now - tequila, dry vermouth, Irish cream liqueur
     
  • B-52 - coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, orange liqueur
     
  • Banana Daiquiri Jelly Shot - rum, crème de banane, gelatin
     
  • Bazooka Joe - Irish cream liqueur, banana liqueur, blue curacao liqueur
     
  • Beam Me Up Scotty - coffee liqueur, crème de banane, Irish cream liqueur
     
  • Berry Whipped - strawberry and whipped cream vodkas, grenadine
     
  • Big Bamboo - 151-proof rum, dark rum, triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice, simple syrup, bitters
     
  • Big Fat Elvis - bacon fat-washed rye whiskey, peanut butter amaretto, maple syrup, applewood smoked sea salt
     
  • Black Rose - Blavod Vodka, Tequila Rose
     
  • Cement Mixer - Baileys Irish Cream, lime juice
     
  • Chocolate Cake - vodka, hazelnut liqueur
    • Birthday Cake - cake vodka, chocolate liqueur, cream liqueur
       
  • Coffee Buzz - Bols Yogurt, brown cacao, espresso
    • QF - Bols Yogurt, coffee liqueur, dry orange liqueur
    • Shock & Awe - Bols Yogurt, coffee liqueur, melon liqueur
       
  • Cool Colada - pineapple and coconut vodkas, pineapple juice
     
  • Crouching Tiger - tequila, lychee liqueur
     
  • El Vocho - reposado tequila, pineapple juice, cilantro, mint, jalapeno
     
  • Fireball - rum, cinnamon schnapps, Tabasco sauce
     
  • Flaming Dr. Pepper - overproof rum, amaretto, beer
     
  • Fourth of July - vodka, blue curaçao, grenadine
     
  • Funk 43 - dark rum, coffee liqueur, Licor 43
     
  • Girl Scout Cookie - coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, peppermint schnapps
    • Dirty Girl Scout - add vodka
    • After Five - coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, peppermint schnapps
       
  • Gladiator - amaretto, Southern Comfort, 7-Up, orange juice
     
  • Grasshopper - crème de menthe, crème de cacao, light cream
     
  • Honey Dew Me - Barenjager, lemon liqueur, orange or pineapple juice
     
  • Irish Car Bomb - Irish whiskey, Irish cream liqueur, Guinness
     
  • Irish Coffee Drop - double espresso vodka, Irish cream liqueur, Guinness
     
  • Irish Flag - crème de menthe, Irish cream liqueur, orange liqueur
     
  • Office Party - reposado tequila, ginger syrup, lime juice, grenadine, red bell pepper juice
     
  • Orgasm - Irish cream liqueur, amaretto liqueur, coffee liqueur
    • Screaming Orgasm - add vodka
       
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly - Frangelico, Chambord
     
  • Peppermint Patty - crème de cacao, peppermint schnapps, cream
     
  • Pickleback - Jameson Irish Whiskey, pickle juice
     
  • Pirate's Treasure - Captain Morgan rum, Goldschlager
     
  • Polar Bear - peppermint schnapps, crème de cacao
     
  • Pudding Shots - rum or vodka (or another spirit), liqueur of choice, instant pudding
     
  • Purple Hooter - vodka, black raspberry liqueur, lime juice
    • aka Purple Kamikaze or Raspberry Gimlet
       
  • Prairie Fire - tequila, Tabasco sauce
    • Battery Acid - tequila, high-proof rum, Green Chartreuse, Tabasco
    • Flatliner - tequila, sambuca, Tabasco
       
  • Redheaded Slut - Jägermeister, peach schnapps, cranberry juice
     
  • Red Snapper - Crown Royal, amaretto, cranberry juice
     
  • Red, White and Blue - blue curaçao, peach schnapps, grenadine
     
  • Roasted Mellow - marshmallow vodka, Scotch ​whisky, chocolate liqueur
     
  • Russian Quaalude - vodka, hazelnut liqueur, Irish cream liqueur
     
  • Sangrita - tequila, clamato juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce
    • OR - orange juice, lime juice, grenadine
       
  • Santa Shot - grenadine, green crème de menthe, peppermint schnapps
     
  • Shamrocked - Irish whiskey, Midori, Irish cream
     
  • Silver Bullet - gin, Scotch whisky
     
  • Slippery Nipple - sambuca, Irish cream liqueur
     
  • Snake Bite - Yukon Jack, lime juice
     
  • Snowball - brandy, peppermint schnapps, white crème de cacao
     
  • Snowshoe - Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey, peppermint schnapps
     
  • Southern Joe - Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort
     
  • Stoplight - vodka, melon liqueur, orange juice, cranberry juice
     
  • Tequila Shot (Straight) - tequila, salt, lemon or lime wedge
     
  • Tequila Slammer - tequila, lemon-lime soda
    • aka Tequilazo, Tequila Boom Boom or Popper
       
  • Three Wise Men - Johnnie Walker Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
    • Three Wise Men Go Hunting - Johnnie Walker Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Wild Turkey Bourbon
    • Three Wise Men Visit Mexico - Johnnie Walker Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
       
  • Tomahawk - amaretto, cinnamon schnapps
     
  • Tootsie Roll - vodka, coffee liqueur, orange juice
    • creme de cacao, orange juice
    • chocolate vodka, amaretto, chocolate syrup
       
  • Voodoo - overproof rum, Tia Maria, rum cream
     
  • Wake the Dead - tequila, coffee liqueur, espresso
     
  • Washington Apple - Canadian whiskey, sour apple schnapps, cranberry juice
     
  • Whiskey Sour Jelly Shot - whiskey, gelatin
     
  • Wolf Bite - absinthe, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, soda, grenadine
     
  • Woo Woo - vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice