4 Delicious recipes for party shooters

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A college student getting excited to drink at a party. Photo by   Maurício Mascaro   from   Pexels

A college student getting excited to drink at a party. Photo by Maurício Mascaro from Pexels

College parties are almost notoriously linked to taking shots. But the traditional vodka or tequila shot can get boring (and nauseating) fairly quickly. A mixed shooter is a quick and easy way to make the same old shot more interesting and a tasty way to kick your night up a notch. The following recipes only require a few minutes to make and won’t leave your stomach churning. 

The Bazooka Joe Shot 

Ingredients:  

1/2 oz. Irish cream liqueur 

1/2 oz. banana liqueur 

1/2 oz. Blue Curacao liqueur 

This shooter combines a few classic flavors to recreate a nostalgic, bubblegum taste. Simply combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and then strain into a shot glass. Serve while cold. If you don’t like banana flavoring, replace with any other fruit-based liqueur.  


A big bamboo shooter ready for consumption. Photo by  Drew Beamer  on  Unsplash

A big bamboo shooter ready for consumption. Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash

Big Bamboo Shooter 

Ingredients (makes 3):  

3 oz. rum 

1/4 oz. triple sec 

2 oz. orange juice 

2 oz. pineapple juice 

1/2 oz. simple syrup 

Dash of bitters 

Combining a number of tropical flavors, this shot packs a fruity punch. Simply combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a shooter glass. Use white rum for a lighter color. 

Bloody Shirley Temple Syringe Shooter 

Ingredients: 

1 oz cranberry vodka 

4 oz. lemon-lime soda (chilled) 

If you’ve got a little more time on your hands, these themed shooters are perfect for a Halloween party or if you’re interested in the medical field. They only require two ingredients and are super fun to drink. Simply fill each shot syringe with one ounce of the cranberry vodka. Fill a tall glass about halfway with the chilled soda. Place the vodka syringe into the soda and enjoy! 


An assortment of differently colored shots. Photo by  andrew jay  on  Unsplash

An assortment of differently colored shots. Photo by andrew jay on Unsplash

The Blow Job Shot 

Ingredients: 

1/2 oz. amaretto liqueur 

1/4 oz. Irish cream liqueur 

Whipped cream 

Despite the sexual name, these classic shot recipes are actually pretty delicious. Amaretto and Irish cream combine for a sweet, creamy, decadent shot. Simply pour the liqueurs in a shot glass without mixing and top with whipped cream. Taking these shots is an entertaining, often suggestive, challenge, as they are meant to be consumed hands-free.


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