Vodka and Coke is a great combination, and vodka cocktails are often delicious – but sometimes, nothing beats a shot. It’s a fun activity at parties and can get the party started quickly in a bar or pub.
However, a plain shot of vodka isn’t always the tastiest experience. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for 10 of the best vodka shot ideas that won’t make you gag!
1 – Cherry Bomb
If you’re a fan of cherries, then you’ll love the cherry bomb. You can ask for it in bars, clubs and pubs, and make it yourself at home.
Simply mix 1.5 parts cherry vodka with 4 parts red bull, pour it into a shot glass, and shot! This shot can be enjoyed as part of a drinking game at parties too.
2- Black Rose
Everybody is talking about Tequila Rose – it’s a delicious strawberry cream liqueur that can be enjoyed alone, in a cocktail, or as a shot.
The Black Rose shot is a mixture of Tequila Rose and black vodka – add your desired amount of the strawberry liqueur and then float the black vodka on top to make aesthetic swirls.
3 – Dirty Martini Shot
A dirty martini is a delicious cocktail, but did you know you can make a dirty martini shot? You simply need to add 3 parts vodka, 1 part vermouth, and a drop or two of olive juice. Simple!
4 – Lemon Drop
A lemon drop shot tastes just like a lemon martini, also resembling the delicious lemon drop sweets.
Any bartender can make this shot, using simply vodka, lemon juice, and syrup. The recipe is 2 parts vodka, 1 part lemon juice, and a drop of syrup. You can also add a swirl or a slice of lemon for that extra citrus kick.
5 – Vodka Jelly Shots
If you’re having a party or having people over for a special occasion, jelly vodka shots are sure to set the scene.
Prepare the jelly according to the instructions, adding half a cup of vodka in replacement of some of the water. Mix thoroughly and set in shot glasses in the fridge (around 2 hours should do it).
You can experiment with different flavoured vodka and jelly – why not try lemon vodka with lime jelly, or raspberry vodka with raspberry jelly?
6 – Cool Colada
Another great vodka shot idea is the cool colada, a twist on the classic pina colada. The ingredients in this tropical shot include an ounce of pineapple vodka, a half-ounce of pineapple juice, and a half-ounce of coconut vodka.
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly, and then add to a shot glass – enjoy!
The cool colada is a great treat after some delicious bar snacks or salty snacks such as pretzels.
7 – Kamikaze Shot
One of the most popular vodka shots that people order in bars is the kamikaze shot. It’s a sweet shot that consists of vodka, triple sec, and lime juice.
However, it’s also super easy to make at home. All you’ll need is an ounce and a half of vodka, a half-ounce of triple sec, a couple of drops of lime juice, and a wedge of lime to garnish.
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake, strain, and garnish with a wedge or swirl of lime.
8 – Pink Lemonade
If you’re hosting a garden party, a barbecue, or you’re simply relaxing in a beer garden, then why not try a pink lemonade shot?
You’ll need an ounce of your favourite vodka, a quarter ounce of grenadine, and a quarter ounce of lemon juice. Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, some ice, and shake until the mixture is chilled. Then strain, serve, and enjoy!
9 – Peanut Butter Shot
If you have a sweet tooth, you’re sure to love the peanut butter shot. Mix together 1 part hazelnut liqueur, 1 part Irish cream, 1 part coffee liqueur, and a small scoop of peanut butter.
If you’re a chocolate lover, you can enjoy this shot with melted chocolate around the sides of the glass.
10 – Flavoured Vodka
If you don’t have many ingredients to hand or you want to keep it simple, then why not try a shot of flavoured vodka? It’s simple to prepare – simply pour some chilled vodka into a shot glass and enjoy!
Some of the best vodka flavours include vanilla, mango, lemon, lime, orange, and raspberry.
To make things a little more interesting, click here for some of the most unusual vodka flavours you should try.