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Our 19 Best Vodka Shot Recipes

Looking for something to help get the party started or just want to enjoy a tasty, boozy treat? Check out these 19 delicious vodka shot recipes!

Shots and shooters have a rap for being strong, fast, and surefire way to get buzzed.

But they don’t have to be all about getting wasted and making bad decisions.

In fact, there are plenty of delicious and even sophisticated vodka shot recipes out there that are perfect for any occasion.

So whether you’re looking for something to help get the party started or just want to enjoy a tasty, boozy treat, check out these 19 delicious vodka shot recipes.

These recipes will hopefully inspire you to get a little creative the next time you’re whipping up shots for yourself or your guests.

And who knows, maybe you’ll even discover a new favorite way to enjoy vodka.

So, round up everyone in your circle, and get ready to party!

#15 is a concoction that is sure to start your night off with a bang.

To break the stigma that all vodka shots are harsh and strong, let me start with a sweet one.

This vodka cake shot is like a little piece of paradise in a glass.

It’s made with pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, and grenadine, and it tastes just like an indulgent dessert.

If you want a fruity shot that’s not too sweet, this one’s worth a try.

These are refreshing, tart, and have just the right amount of sweetness. 

Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make—all you need is strawberry, lemonade liquor, vodka, and fresh strawberries for garnish.

Just be warned—they go down easy, so you might want to make a double batch.

Is it your birthday, or do you just love cake?

Either way, this Chocolate Birthday Cake Shot is for you.

It’s made with vanilla vodka, Frangelico liqueur, and a dash of lemon juice.

If you want something that’s both strong and sweet, you’re going to want to try this.

These Tie-Dye Jello Shots are as fun to look at as they are to drink.

They’re made with whipped cream vodka, gelatin, rum, and your choice of food coloring.

These vibrant shots are perfect for any party, whether it’s a birthday, bachelorette party, or just a night out with friends.

Try these Peach Vodka Jello Shots for a slightly fruity take on jello shots.

They’re made with just three ingredients—peach vodka, gelatin, and gummy peach rings.

This one’s a little more work than the tie-dye shots, but it’s worth it for the delicious result.

The gooey, chocolatey, marshmallowy goodness of s’mores in a shot glass–need I say more?

This one’s made with creme de cacao, whipped vodka, heavy whipping cream, and a toasted marshmallow garnish.

If you really want to impress and dazzle your friends, light the marshmallow on fire before you take your first sip.

After all, sometimes, it’s all about the presentation, right?

These shots are strong and creamy and definitely not for the faint of heart.

For this, you’ll need gelatin, milk, heavy cream, sugar, flavored vodka, and some chocolate shavings.

With such a decadent ingredients list, it’s no wonder these shots are called the Angel of Death.

It looks harmless, and the sweetness will hit you first, but be careful—the alcohol sneaks up on you.

This shot tastes just like the fall season in a glass.

It’s made with apple vodka, apple cider, whipped cream, and caramel sauce.

If you’re looking for an alcoholic creation to warm you up on a cold night, this is the shot for you.

The flavors will linger on your tongue, and the apple cider will give you a slight buzz.

But, like with everything on this list, always drink in moderation—after all, there is vodka in this drink.

And, if you’re craving an extra strong one, you can add a shot of cinnamon whiskey to really spice things up.

These are tart, sweet, and will definitely put a smile on your face.

To rim the glass, dip it in some sugar and then garnish with a lemon slice.

These are perfect for anybody who loves sour candy or tangy drinks.

You can make a single shot for yourself or a batch for a party.

They’re pretty strong so go easy on them if you’re not used to drinking hard liquor.

This is a classic vodka shot that’s sure to get the party started.

It’s made with triple sec, lemon juice, and vodka.

Simple but effective, this one will definitely give you a buzz.

If you want something a little sweeter, you can add a splash of sprite or lemon-lime soda.

These Poisoned Apple Shots are perfect for Halloween or any other spooky occasion.

All you need is black vodka and sour apple pucker to make them.

For an extra creepy effect, garnish with a plastic spider or some green food coloring.

You’ll be sure to scare your friends with these bad boys.

Move over pumpkin spice–it’s time for pecan pie.

These Pecan Pie Martini Shots are made with vodka, rumchata, creme de cacao, and caramel syrup.

They taste just like the well-loved pecan pie, only in shot form.

You can even rim the glasses with some graham cracker crumbs for an extra special touch.

This one is for all the pickle lovers out there.

It’s made with cucumber vodka, dill pickle juice, celery salt, and chili powder.

It’s not quite the drink of choice for most people, but if you like your shots on the salty side, this one is definitely for you.

Down in one go, and you’ll definitely be feeling this one.

It’s made with coffee liqueur, vodka, and club soda.

This really hits all the different flavor notes, and the coffee liqueur will give you a little extra boost.

The name itself serves as a warning, though, so be careful with this one.

You’re definitely going to need a clear head for the rest of the night after taking this shot.

Whether you want something fun, fruity, or flirty,  these Strawberry Vodka Shots fit the bill.

They’re made with vodka, fresh strawberries, and simple syrup—light, refreshing, and delicious!

Create these shots and surprise everyone with their vibrant light pink hue and strawberry flavors.

This one gives you that extra jolt you need to keep the party going all night long.

It’s made with Red Bull, vodka, and grenadine.

For an extra fancy touch, garnish with a cherry or two.

This one’s usually a hit at parties, but they can be pretty strong, so drink them responsibly.

It will be an epic night with Cherry Bomb Shots, but you’re definitely going to be feeling this one in the morning.

These shots are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you’re feeling lucky.

They’re made with Green Creme de Menthe, whipped cream vodka, heavy cream, and some shamrock sprinkles.

A bit on the sweet side, but they’re totally delicious and will put you in the holiday spirit.

The whipped cream and heavy cream give these shots a nice thick texture, and the shamrock sprinkles add a bit of festive flair.

This shot is for the brave souls out there.

It’s made with scorpion pepper, blood orange vodka, some bitters, and an energy drink of your choice.

It’s a drink that’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you’re looking for a challenge, this is the shot for you.

The scorpion pepper gives it a bit of a kick, but the blood orange vodka helps to balance it out.

Even then, this one can still be quite spicy, so have fun with it but maybe have a glass of milk handy just in case.

The classic Woo Woo has always been a go-to drink for many, but the baby version is just as delicious.

It’s made with the same ingredients: cranberry juice, peach schnapps, and vodka.

Only this time, it’s served in a shot glass instead of a martini glass.

Sweet and tart, this one is always a hit at parties.

The crowd-pleasing taste of this one will make it a fast favorite.

The bottom line

So there you have it, 19 different vodka shot recipes to choose from.

You’re going to want to bookmark this page so you can come back and try them all.

Just remember to drink responsibly and always have a designated driver.

The shots on this list range from sweet to spicy, so there’s something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for a classic shot or something new and exciting, these recipes will definitely have you covered.

Vodka Shot Recipe Collection

Vodka Shot Recipe Collection

Looking for something to help get the party started or just want to enjoy a tasty, boozy treat? Check out these 19 delicious vodka shot recipes!

Ingredients

  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot
  • Spiked Strawberry Lemonade Shots
  • Chocolate Birthday Cake Shot
  • Tie-Dye Jello Shots
  • Peach Vodka Jello Shots
  • Flaming S'mores Shot
  • Angel Of Death Vodka Jello Shots
  • Caramel Apple Pie Shot
  • Lemon Drop Shots
  • Kamikaze Shots
  • Poisoned Apple
  • Pecan Pie Martini Shots
  • Vodka Pickle Shot
  • Mind Eraser Shot
  • Strawberry Vodka Shots
  • Cherry Bomb Shot
  • Shamrock Shots
  • Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shots
  • Baby Woo Woo

Instructions

  1. Find your favorite recipe from our Vodka Shot Recipes list.
  2. Gather all the ingredients needed.
  3. Start mixing and make us proud!

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