For a quick drink you can pour easily, you can't beat shots. Some are meant to be chugged, but many are delicious enough to sip them like a standard cocktail.

Irish Flag

Irish Flag Shooter cocktail recipe with green creme de menthe. Licor 43 and Irish cream.

The Irish Flag is a layered shooter cocktail featuring Irish Cream, green creme de menthe and Licor 43. This combination mimics the colors of the Irish flag - green, orange and white. This shot is, of course, a fun choice for St. Patrick's Day. But it's lovely for any day - sweet and … [Read more...]

Sour Apple Pie

Sour Apple Pie Drink Recipe - Sour Apple Schnapps, Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps

The Sour Apple Pie shooter cocktail is so simple, but so tasty. It blends sour apple and cinnamon schnapps together, and the taste really is reminiscent of apple pie. I'm not generally a big schnapps fan, but DeKuyper gets these two right - more flavor, less cloying sweetness. The Sour Apple … [Read more...]

Crispy Crunch

Crispy Crunch drink recipe - Kahlua, Metaxa, Creme de Cacao, Frangelico

The Crispy Crunch shooter cocktail gets its name from a brand of chocolate and peanut bar made by Candbury. Because the candy isn't available in the US and I've never had it, I can only assume the drink is supposed to taste like it. But this isn't your typical candy drink. This drink is … [Read more...]

Broken Down Golf Cart

Broken Down Golf Cart drink recipe - Midori, Amaretto & Lime Juice

The Broken Down Golf Cart is a shooter cocktail that's very light on the alcohol. Even with the lime juice cutting the sweetness of the Midori and amaretto, this is still a pretty sweet drink. The first thing I taste is the melon from the Midori, which is quickly followed by both sharp notes from … [Read more...]

Screaming Blue Viking

Screaming Blue Viking drink recipe - Yukon Jack, Rumple Minze, Blue Curacao

The Screaming Blue Viking is a strong drink that tastes most strongly like mint, with hints of honey and oak - and orange, if you use too much blue curacao. It's a chilled shot that's easy on the palate, which makes it a good choice for serving to guests. Since this recipe just calls for … [Read more...]

Purple Hooter Shooter

Purple Hooter Shooter recipe - Vodka, Chambord, Rose's Lime

The Purple Hooter Shooter is a tasty little shooter that blends vodka, Chambord and Rose's Lime. Lime and raspberry are a terrific combination - sweet and tart. This drink is big enough to be served as a regular cocktail. The taste definitely merits savoring rather than chugging. But however you … [Read more...]

Fuzzy Blue Gobbler

Fuzzy Blue Gobbler drink recipe - Peach Schnapps, Maui Blue, Wild Turkey

The Fuzzy Blue Gobbler features Maui Blue, a schnapps with an orange flavor. If you don't have it on hand, you can substitute Blue Curacao. It's a strong little shot, all alcohol and no mixers. This drink is peach meets orange meets whiskey. That makes for a fruity combination that's got some … [Read more...]

Mind Game

Mind Game Cocktail recipe - Ricard, Blue Curacao, Reduced Fat Milk

The Mind Game features Ricard, a particularly smooth anise-flavored liqueur. Along with the Ricard, the recipe calls for blue curacao and reduced fat milk. Orange and anise is a surprising combination - spicy, tangy and sweet. The milk takes off any rough edges and makes the whole concoction … [Read more...]

Shotgun Cocktail

Shotgun Cocktail recipe - Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Wild Turkey

The Shotgun Cocktail is straight alcohol with no mixers, like many other shots before it. This one is simply three types of whiskey in one glass. This drink is a nice choice for when you want a palatable shot of whiskey at a reasonable price, especially if you're looking to chug it. It's a … [Read more...]

Sandbar Sleeper

Sandbar Sleeper drink recipe - Absolut Vodka, Bailey's, Kahlua, Frangelico, 2% Milk

The Sandbar Sleeper recipe makes 4-5 shots of creamy delicious goodness. You've got notes of coffee, hazelnut and caramel, so what's not to love? This is a terrific party drink because you can whip up a pitcher and just pour and top off as needed. Just remember to keep it in the fridge so the … [Read more...]

Apple Cobbler cocktail

Apple Cobbler drink recipe - Apple Schnapps, Cinnamon Schnapps, Bailey's

The Apple Cobbler cocktail tastes just like it sounds - apple, cinnamon and something creamy with hints of caramel. It really does taste a lot like apple pie. This drink obviously makes a great dessert substitute. It's also wonderful served with milk, almost with one drink as a chaser for the … [Read more...]

Sunny Mexico

Sunny Mexico drink recipe - Galliano, Silver Tequila

The Sunny Mexico cocktail blends a sweet herbal liqueur with tequila for a delicious, complex taste. The dominant note here is anise - black licorice - followed by vanilla and distant citrus notes. Because the flavors are so unusual and strong, I wouldn't try to pair this with anything more … [Read more...]