If your No. 1 spirit is vodka and you’re an avid shot taker looking for new, exciting libations to shoot, you’ve come to the right place. From the dance-inducing Kamikaze to dessert-tail shooters like the Choco Taco shot-tail, here are the seven most delectable and party-perfect shots for vodka lovers. Whip up a batch and turn your vodka-dissing friends into fans of the neutral spirit.
7 Best Vodka Shots
This is the ultimate party shot. Made with equal parts vodka, fresh lime juice and triple sec, the Kamikaze is dangerously easy to drink and designed to bring an end to your sobriety. If you’re looking to let loose and have a good time, this is the shooter for you. Take one (or four) of these, and you’ll have no problem singing karaoke in a room full of strangers.
Exactly like its name implies, this shooter combines a vodka shot with an oyster chaser. If you’re as big a fan of these briny bivalves as you are of vodka, this savory shot will become your new go-to. Shaken and chilled with fresh lemon juice, and rimmed with spicy, salty Old Bay seasoning, it’s almost like a deconstructed Bloody Caesar in shot form.
If you forget the horrible, cringe-inducing name, the Screaming Orgasm is actually one of the best dessert shots you can order or mix up at home. Made with equal parts vodka, amaretto, coffee liqueur and Irish cream, it’s a sweet, satisfying, boozy treat. Serve it instead of coffee after a heavy meal or as a nitecap to lull you into the dreamscape.
If you are a fan of the ‘50s dessert staple, then you’ll love this modern twist in drink form. Made with cake-flavored vodka, pineapple juice and grenadine, this shooter is bright, sweet and extremely quaffable. For the best results—and most intensely-flavored shot—opt for fresh pineapple juice and a lovely, floral homemade grenadine made with dried hibiscus.
There’s no point in spending two days in the kitchen trying to make actual tiramisu when you could just construct this easy shot-tail. Made with vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, Patrón XO Café, and a topper of whipped cream and cacao powder, it tastes exactly like the dessert. The only person who might notice the difference in flavor is your Italian friend’s nonna.
This dessert shooter tastes so much like the pie that shares its name that you forget there’s alcohol in it (which can be a good or bad thing, depending how you look at it). Made with whipped cream flavored vodka, RumChata (a horchata and rum flavored liqueur) and fresh key lime juice, this shot manages to be sweet, bright and creamy all at once. Perfect for summer barbeques and poolside parties, the Key Lime Pie Shot is a surefire crowd pleaser.
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If you grew up in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, you know this ice cream truck staple was all the rage. Essentially a dessert taco, the original Choco Taco consisted of a waffle cone taco shell filled with vanilla ice cream that was dipped in chocolate fudge and topped with peanuts. This shot-tail pays homage to what was quite possibly the greatest dessert ever created by humankind. The drink is made with vodka, rum, amaro and orgeat, and served in a mini waffle cone. Not only does it perfectly replicate the dessert, but you also get the added bonus of eating an alcohol-soaked cone after you drink the shot.