Anthony is a big fan of fancy shots, and he loves the fact that with a little practice, anyone can make them as well as a pro bartender!
5 Impressive and Easy-to-Make Shots
There are so many alcoholic beverages out there, yet there's something about shots that we all love. Perhaps it's the concept of something so little packing so big of a punch. Whatever the reason, there are thousands of recipes out there for numerous shots, many of which are easy to make and fun to drink.
In this article, I'll share five recipes for some well-known and delicious shots that are perfect for any occasion. Whether at parties, with friends, or even whipping up one of these bad boys on your own downtime, you'll have a blast knowing that your alcoholic knowledge just bumped up a few points in the ranks.
Alright, here we go!
1. Red-Headed Slut
This shot is a well-known and popular drink and one that your bartender should know without a problem. So why shouldn't you? Here's what you'll need:
- 1 ounce Jägermeister
- 1 ounce Peach Schnapps
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
Pour all the ingredients above into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a shot glass. It's as simple as that.
2. Buttery Nipple
Ah, the buttery nipple. Never mind the implied innuendos here . . . let's get down to business. This shot is an excellent shot for those wanting to learn some easy recipes.
This shot does, however, require a layering technique. To do this, simply hold a spoon over the glass, tilted slightly inside (with the rounded side up) and gently pour the liquid over the surface. This will allow a layering technique, or in other words, the liquids to float on top of one another. Pretty neat, huh? So here's what you'll need:
- 1 ounce Buttershots Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur
Pour the Buttershots liqueur into a shot glass (chilled is optional) and simply float the Irish cream on top. Voila! Your Buttery Nipple shot is ready for serving.
3. Four Horsemen
Be warned, this shot packs a punch. It basically consists of three brands of whiskey and tequila. Moral of the story? This shot is not for the faint of heart. There are variations to this shot, as with any drink, but just know that you'll be riding with the four J's. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 ounce Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 ounce Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
- 1 ounce Johnnie Walker Black Scotch Whiskey
- 1 ounce Jose Cuervo Tequila
One of the whiskeys above can be replaced with Jameson Irish Whiskey as well, or the tequila may be taken out altogether to make this shot 100 percent whiskey. Either way, you'll be feeling this one. Simply pour the four ingredients together in a shot glass and down immediately.
When someone says "kamikaze", what's the first thing that pops to your head? Something flying in the air and spiraling out of control? Well, with enough of these shots, the only thing that will be spiraling out of control will be your sober side. The Kamikaze calls for a few simple ingredients:
- 1 1/4 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
- 1/4 ounce lime juice
- 1/4 ounce triple sec
Add all the ingredients together and shake well. Strain into a shot glass and you're done.
This shot requires the layering technique mentioned before in the Buttery Nipple. Only this time, you'll be making a drink with three layers. How's that for progress?
The B-52 requires the following ingredients:
- 1/3 ounce Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur
- 1/3 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1/3 ounce Grand Marnier
Carefully layer the ingredients into a shot glass in the order given. Refer back to the Buttery Nipple shot directions if you need more help on layering drinks. Once you've mastered this, you'll be ready for the completion of your B-52 shot!
New Recipes, New Options
Now that you've got a few more shot recipes under your belt, you're ready to experiment and show off to your friends (if you have any). The world of alcohol is constantly changing and people are coming up with fresh, new recipes daily for various different drinks, cocktails, and shots, but some drinks never go out of style.
These few shots are on the forever-popular list, so it's never a bad thing to have these handy during parties or get-togethers. Just try not to drink too many Four Horsemen . . . Seriously. It's probably not a good idea.
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