18 Best Party Shot Recipes


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Looking to add some life and festivity to your next party or get together? Check out this list of the Best Party Shot Recipes and find your new favorite celebratory treat!

Whether you need something perfect for a holiday gathering or a refreshing pool party treat, this list of party shots is sure to have something for everyone!

From sweet and tangy shooters to novelty jello shots and creamy pudding shooters, you’ll love making a tray of any one of these unique and crowd pleasing shots.

With a wide variety of shots for special celebrations or everyday occasions, this list of party shots is the perfect way to add a fun flair to any event! Easy to make and transport, you can easily take these portable and individual little cups of excitement to barbecues, cookouts, and more.

With a range of fun garnishes and inventive twists on classic flavors, you’ll want to make all of these fun shots recipes and be the absolute life of your next party!

Equipment Needed

When it comes to making the best party shot recipes, you’ll need a few crucial tools to help you out. So pick up your ingredients and make sure you have the following as well:

  • Shot Cups – I love to use disposable cups for party shots to avoid having to worry about breaking a real shot glass or not getting them back at parties. I like to use plastic condiment cups since they usually come with lids, which can make for easy and convenient transportation. Little paper cups are also a good option.
  • Ladle or Spoon – Especially for jello shots, you’ll want something to evenly spoon the mixture into the cups before the jello settles.
  • Tray – When I make shots, I arrange all of my cups on a baking sheet or some kind of serving tray before I make them. This way, I can move them all at the same time.

Expert Tips for the Best Party Shot Recipes

  • When it comes to jello shots and pudding shots, be sure to give them enough time in the fridge to firm up. Placing them in the freezer won’t speed up the process and can freezer burn the shots, so you just need to give them the proper amount of time.
  • Most shots will last 2 to 3 days in the fridge, but they’ll be at their best on the day you make them.
  • For shooters that are all liquid, mix all the ingredients in a large pitcher and pour them as needed for easier serving.
  • When shots call for some kind of garnish, don’t add it until right before it’s time to serve the shots. This can prevent colors bleeding, toppings flattening and mixing with the shots, and other potential issues.

Jello Shots

These sweet and jiggly treats are an absolute blast to share and enjoy, and they’re so easy to make!

Smirnoff peach lemonade jello shots.

These sweet and citrusy jello shots are perfect for the summertime!

Peach Lemonade Jello Shots

If you need something summery and sweet with a little bit of sour tang, make a batch of these tasty jello shots. With a fun peach gummy ring as a garnish, this is a shot that tastes like summer through and through!

I used Smirnoff’s peach lemonade flavored vodka to infuse this recipe with lots of fruity flavor.

When you want a vibrant and refreshing adult treat or something to transport you someplace warm in the winter, this is the best jello shot recipe for just about any occasion!

It can also be made with other kinds of vodka to add different layers of flavor.

Malibu Watermelon rum jello shots.

Adorned with a watermelon candy, these flavorful and fruity shots are quick to make and will always be a hit.

Malibu Watermelon Rum Jello Shots

When it comes to rum, this is one of the best recipes for jello shots I’ve found! These vibrant treats utilize Malibu’s watermelon flavored rum for a juicy, fruity jello shot that’s as fun to eat as it is to look at!

Topped with a little watermelon candy, these adorable shots are an excellent addition to any picnic or barbecue! If you prefer a milder and sweeter liquor, using rum is a fantastic option.

Combined with flavorful jello, these fantastic watermelon shots go down easy and are beyond simple to make!

Apple pucker jello shots.

Combine apple liqueur with cinnamon whiskey for a unique and nostalgic fall shot!

Apple Pucker Jello Shots

Looking for something that’s more appropriate for the fall season? These apple jello shots are packed with crisp apple flavor and a gorgeous red color.

You’ll love the combination of tart, sour apple pucker liqueur paired with warm and fiery Fireball cinnamon whiskey.

Topped with gummy apple rings, these shots are the perfect way to welcome fall! Enjoy these after apple picking, during an autumn picnic, or while sitting around a campfire with your loved ones.

The classic and nostalgic apple and cinnamon flavors are sure to satisfy you and warm you up from the inside out.

Orange vodka jello shots.

These vibrant orange shots are great for Halloween but can be redecorated for any occasion.

Orange Jello Vodka Shots

Bring a spooky flair to any event with these classic orange jello shots. Garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and Halloween colored sprinkles, these bright and playful orange shots are simple but bursting with character!

Best of all, you can easily customize these shots to fit non-Halloween events as well. The orange flavor is delicious all year round, and you can switch up the color of the sprinkles to make these shots fit other holidays or even to celebrate your favorite sports team.

Fireball jello shots.

You’ll love the gorgeous color contrast of whipped cream and cinnamon cherry jello shots!

Fireball Jello Shots

Infused with spicy cinnamon flavor, these gorgeous red Fireball shots are perfect to serve around the holidays!

Warm cinnamon whiskey pairs with cherry jello for a sweet and spicy flavor combo that will make your tongue tingle.

Garnished with cool and sweet whipped cream and a cinnamon candy, this is a festive shot that will instantly bring holiday cheer or warm you up on the coldest winter evening.

Christmas jello shots.

Red, white, and green Christmas shots are made extra festive with cherry lime flavored vodka to carry the color theme through and through!

Christmas Jello Shots

This is the best Christmas shots recipe when you want something simple but festive to make things merry and bright!

Cherry lime flavored vodka and cherry jello give it a slightly tart and perfectly sweet flavor and a deep red color that even Santa will envy.

With Christmas colored sprinkles for an added pop of festivity, these jello shots are excellent to bring along to a holiday party or as a fun treat for cookie swaps.

You can also decorate them differently and serve them all year long for a versatile and reliable shot recipe!

Caramel Apple Jello Shots on a table

Caramel Apple Jello Shots – great for Fall parties!

Caramel Apple Jello Shots

Next time you have a craving for a nostalgic fall treat, whip up a batch of caramel apple shots! These fun desserts have a green apple flavored jello layer topped with thick and sweet caramel sauce and a sweet and tangy green apple gummy candy!

These shots utilize apple flavored whiskey for extra appley flavor. You’ll love the flavors of caramel apples reimagined into an adult party treat that’s perfect for parties during the fall or while watching the game with friends and family.

Halloween jello shots.

Also called the Morticia, these gorgeous shots are based on the matriarch of The Addams Family!

Halloween Jello Shots

Can’t get enough spooky shots? These Halloween themed shots are based on Morticia Addams from the Addams Family and include a gorgeous strawberry rose as a garnish.

Use black decorating gel to give them a spooky twist and you’ve got the perfect Halloween treat! These are great to serve during scary movie marathons, costume parties, or to enjoy while you hand out candy on Halloween.

Use your favorite flavor of red jello and rum to customize these shots to your liking and enjoy this elegant and creepy shot.

Crown royal whiskey apple jello shots.

These bright green shots are as colorful as they are flavorful!

Crown Royal Whiskey Apple Jello Shots

If you’re a big fan of apple flavor, add these tasty shots to your list to try as well! With a signature green color, this recipe combines complex and delicious Crown Royal whiskey with apple jello for a unique and full-bodied shot.

This is a great way to make sure those gummy candies from other apple shot recipes go to good use as well! I love serving these during the late summer and into fall, but you’ll enjoy these fruity treats any time of the year.

Pudding Shots Recipes

You’ve heard of jello shots, but have you tried pudding shots? Sweet and creamy, these tasty treats are something between dessert and cocktail, but they’re 100% delicious.

Keep reading to find the best pudding shot recipe for your next occasion! These are the best party shot recipes when you need something filling and satisfying.

Banana cream pudding shots.

Turn classic pie into a boozy treat with these banana flavored pudding shots!

Banana Cream Pudding Shots

Fans of banana cream pie will love these quirky, fruity pudding shots. They combine creamy banana pudding with banana liqueur and a layer of crushed vanilla wafer cookies.

These take the flavors of banana cream pie and transform them into a fun adult dessert! Top them off with a sweet cherry or a banana medallion for some real fruit flavor.

Whether you throw these back or eat them by the spoonful, you’ll love the luscious texture and pie-like layers of ingredients!

Baileys strawberries and cream pudding shots.

These shots take advantage of the delicious strawberries and cream flavored Baileys liqueur for a pleasing and romantic treat.

Baileys Strawberries and Cream Pudding Shots

Using the unique strawberries and cream flavor of Baileys Irish cream liqueur, these decadent shots are the perfect balance of rich and sweet. Perfect for date night or Valentine’s Day, these shots are topped with adorable and romantic sprinkles for the perfect dessert.

This Baileys pudding shot recipe is great to serve in festive paper cups, but could also be used as a topping or a layer in other strawberry flavored dessert. However you choose to serve and enjoy, this recipe is a fantastic way to impress your loved ones.

Chocolate vodka pudding shots.

This chocolate pudding shots recipe uses Oreo cookies for a super decadent and rich boozy dessert.

Chocolate Vodka Pudding Shots

This one is for all of my chocolate lovers! You’ll love this easy pudding shots recipe and its delicious cookies and cream twist.

Thanks to chocolate flavored vodka, these shots are absolutely loaded with rich flavor.

Combine that vodka with Oreo flavored pudding mix and you’ve got an adult treat that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. With a layer of Oreo crumbles at the bottom and another mini cookie for garnish, these irresistible pudding shots are your new favorite dessert!

Rumchata pudding shots.

These pumpkin flavored pudding shots are the perfect festive treat for the fall season and the month of October!

Rumchata Pudding Shots

Another treat that’s perfect for fall and Halloween, this Rumchata pudding shot recipe is made with seasonal pumpkin flavored Rumchata.

With pumpkin flavored instant pudding, these silky shots are bursting with classic autumnal flavors.

You can add your favorite Halloween decor for a festive twist, or just serve the shots all on their own. However you make them, these pumpkin pudding shots are sure to satisfy, surprise, and impress!

Cinnamon vodka pudding shots.

Sweet, warm, and festive, these shots combine vanilla and cinnamon flavors for a delicious treat.

Cinnamon Vodka Pudding Shots

Great for the holidays, these shots combine vanilla pudding with Smirnoff’s Cinna Sugar Twist vodka for a fun twist on a classic pudding shot treat. You’ll love sprinkling these with your favorite holiday sprinkles and serving alongside cookies or hot cocoa.

Best of all, you can garnish these shots with a wafer cookie, a piece of candy, or whatever the holiday season calls for!

Rich and sweet, these shots are a comforting take on pudding shots with familiar vanilla and warm, nostalgic cinnamon.

Skrewball pudding shots.

Skrewball Pudding Shots

Looking for something unique and over-the-top decadent? This recipe is perfect for fans of the classic chocolate and peanut butter flavor combo. Get yourself a bottle of special peanut butter Skrewball whiskey and find out just how tasty it is!

Topped with peanut butter cups, chocolate sauce, melted peanut butter, or whatever your imagination comes up with, these recipe is more dessert than it is shot! You’ll love this creamy, luscious treat with its slightly boozy kick.

The Best Party Shot Recipes

These classic regular shots are great to make by the pitcherful for a quick and showstopping treat at any party or event! You’ll love the fun colors and flavors that these playful shooters offer.

Crow royal peach shooters.

Sweet and golden, these shots are the perfect blend of complex whiskey and luscious peach juice.

Crown Royal Peach Shooters

Lovers of peach will have a blast with these fruity, juicy shooters. They combine peach flavored whiskey with peach juice for a deliciously sweet shot that goes down easy. Smooth and summery, this is a two ingredient recipe that couldn’t be easier to make!

Top these off with fun decorations and peach gummy rings for garnish. You’ll love the golden, peachy color and the authentic flavor of these super tasty shots. Perfect for warm summer nights and backyard barbecues!

Jager red bull shots.

You’ll love the exciting rush of dropping a shot of Jagermeister into your favorite flavor of Red Bull!

Jager Red Bull Shots

Inspired by the classic Jager Bomb shot, these energized drinks pair Jagermeister with your favorite energy drink. Not only is this drink delicious, but it also comes with the novelty action of dropping a shot into its mixer!

While not technically a shot, some people do like to drop their Jagermeister and chug.

Be sure to enjoy these responsibly, as combining alcohol with energy drinks in large quantities can be dangerous. As long as you’re safe, this is a fun and exciting drink that’s sure to bring life to every occasion!

Blue kamikaze shots.

These tropical and gorgeous blue shots combine citrus flavors with sweet fruity garnishes!

Blue Kamikaze Shots

Distinctly blue and bursting with citrus flavor, these kamikaze shots are a tropical delight! Combine orange liqueur with vodka and lime juice for a sweet shot with a sour kick that’s majorly refreshing.

Paired with a garnish of lemon and maraschino cherries, you’ll love the bright primary color palette of these simple but pleasant party shots.

Make them by the pitcher for easy prep and pour as needed for a fun adult treat that might just leave your tongue blue!

With over 15 options, this list has the best party shot recipes you’ll find!

This article originally appeared on Cocktails&Appetizers and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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