Christmas is on the way and it’s time to have some fun with your friends and family. What better way than with a fancy selection of Christmas Shots?
I’ve got four different flavors on the menu and they all have cheeky names that I made up after drinking. So if they don’t make sense that’s why.
You can pin each individual shot by clicking the Pinterest icon on the Recipe Card.
The recipes were originally posted on Tipsy Chickens, my 2nd website
Bad Santa’s Milk and Cookies
This is my favorite of the bunch. I don’t think there is any way to go wrong with a RumChata shot.
The most popular recipe on this site is another RumChata shot, the Bone Daddy – Nightmare Before Christmas Shot. Instead of corrupting the sweetness as I did with that one, we’re full-on embracing it.
Adding Vanilla Schnapps to cinnamon liqueur takes this all the way to 10. It’s on the sweet side for sure but you need to try it at least once.
I wouldn’t skip the cocktail shaker with this one, it’s much better cold and you really want the two blended together. Cream liqueurs don’t always want to play nice with clear ones but it’s easy to overcome with a bit of brute force.
- 1 part RumChata or any Cinnamon Creme Liqueur
- 1 part Vanilla Schnapps
- Ground Cinnamon
- Combine RumChata and Vanilla Schnapps over ice and shake
- Strain into shot glasses
- Sprinkle with Cinnamon
Eggnog is my favorite Christmas flavor. I love it from November to December then I’m done, it can go back to the North Pole and wait until next year.
But having the ‘too much gene’ means those 2 months are absolutely filled with eggnog. I already put it in brandy spike cheesecakes and now I’m adding it to a white Russian.
A tiny white Russian. I have no doubt that this would be delightful scaled up and sipped on the rocks, possibly while watching the Netflix holiday music fireplace.
But then it wouldn’t be a Christmas shot so here we are.
- 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Eggnog
- 1/4 oz Vodka
- Combine all three ingredients over ice
- Shake until chilled and strain into a shot glass
This is the sweetest drink I’ve ever made. It’s on the Elf breakfast level of sweet where it’s almost too much.
Goldschlager is a very strongly flavored sweet cinnamon liqueur, then adding Buttershots, a butterscotch liqueur…
It’s pretty tasty but I don’t want to hear any complaints about the sweetness!
I added a little extra holiday cheer with some extra gold flakes. That’s not necessary in the slightest but it is pretty fun and a great addition to a holiday party.
- 1.25 oz Butterschots (Butterscotch Liqueur)
- 1 oz Goldshlager
- Edible Gold (optional)
- Pour into shot glass
- Add extra gold if you feel fancy
Hot chocolate is a winter necessity. In my opinion, it’s at its best topped with a healthy dose of whipped cream and that’s how we ended up with this shot.
This mix of whipped cream vodka and dark creme de cacao is at its best chilled. The ingredients blend together easily enough without shaking but I think it’s the fastest way to get things frosty.
Another method is to store your booze in a snowbank.
- 1 oz Creme de Cacao
- 3/4 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
- Combine Creme de Cacao and Whipped Cream Vodka in a shot class
This shot is much better cold, it cuts down on the sweetness a bit. Use chilled ingredients or give them a quick shake with ice for best results
I hope that’s enough to at least get the party going! If you’re looking for something green and minty check out my recipe for layered Grasshopper Shots.
I promised my mother I’d tell you all to be safe and drink responsibly, so be safe and drink responsibly!
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