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Top 11 Vodka Shots to Try

Vodka shots are my go-to for adding excitement to any party. They’re small but mighty, perfect for getting the good vibes flowing. With a range of flavors, these shots cater to all tastes, making sure everyone has a blast. They’re easy to whip up, meaning you can enjoy more time with your guests and less time mixing drinks. You’ll find something for every palate, from sweet and fruity to bold and spicy. For an unforgettable gathering, you can’t go wrong with these vodka shot recipes. They’re a hit every time and a surefire way to keep the party lively. Give these vodka shot recipes a try; you won’t be disappointed!

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Kamikaze Shot

kamikaze shot with lime wedge

The kamikaze shot is often ordered at bars, but it’s pretty easy to make at home. All you need is vodka, triple sec, and lime juice to make a delicious shot with a punchy, tart flavor. If you’re trying to impress your guests, the kamikaze is a go-to and sure to up your bartending game.

Woo Woo Shot

Woo woo shot, Cranberry peach snaps vodka.

The Woo Woo shot also has three ingredients and comes out a lovely pink color. This shot is great for beginning drinkers who don’t want to drink straight vodka. The woo-woo shot is simple, sweet, and delicious, a mix of vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice. It’s a great way to save some of the vodkas as well.

Gummy Bear Shot

gummy bear shots

The gummy bear shot is a fun way to theme a party or include candy as a chaser. Peach schnapps, cherry vodka, pineapple juice, and sprite are a little more complicated than your average shot. However, most people serve it with a gummy bear in the shot glass, making it a sweet and colorful way to take shots!

White Tea Shot

White Tea Shot

There is no tea in the white tea shot, but it comes out to a white, milky color (which is where it likely got the name). However, the taste is tart and citrusy, unlike tea. A white tea shot has peach schnapps, soda, and sour mix and is easy to throw together for a summery backyard party.

Lemon Drop Shots

lemon drop shot

If we’re talking about citrusy vodka shots, nothing is more classic than a lemon drop shot. Traditionally made with lemonade and vodka, this can also be made with lemon juice and sugar. If you’ve ever asked a bartender to make you a lemon drop, you know that these shots are delicious and easy to drink!

Jolly Rancher Shot

jolly rancher shot

These shots are named after sweet and tart hard candy, and they taste just like them. Modeled after a larger cocktail, Jolly Rancher shots include peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. They’re delicious and a great choice if you’re trying to take the night slow (while still doing shots).

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Shot

pineapple upside down shot

If you love pineapple, you will love this pineapple upside-down cake shot. It utilizes vanilla vodka to add sweetness and a little bit of the cake flavor and tops it off with pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine (for the cherry). It’s a classic cake and makes for a delicious shot!

Peach Vodka Jello Shots

Peach Vodka Jello Shots

No shot list is complete without at least one form of jello shot. In this case, we recommend peach vodka jello shots. As long as you have peach vodka and Jello, you are set to make these delicious party snacks (shots?). Top them with a peach gummy ring to complete the taste!

Dill Pickle Shots with Vodka

Dill Pickle Shots with Vodka

Are all of these shots too sweet and fruity for you? Looking for something a little more out of the ordinary? Well, these dill pickle shots are certainly not sweet and definitely not your average shot. You only need pickle juice and vodka to make a surprisingly tasty savory shot.

Wonder Woman Shot

a wonder woman shot with vodka

This Wonder Woman Shot uses science to stack the liquids on top of each other, creating a neat striped appearance. With grenadine, peach vodka, and blue raspberry vodka, you can make a shot that looks like Wonder Woman’s costume and tastes fantastic as well!

Pineapple Tamarind Vodka Shots

Pineapple Tamarind Vodka Shots

Instead of choosing sweet or savory, try a bit of both with pineapple tamarind vodka shots. This recipe uses pineapple juice and specialty tamarind-flavored vodka to create a unique and delicious mixture. The glass rim is also essential – don’t skimp on the tajin seasoning!

A vodka shot in a simple, clear shot glass, placed on a sleek, modern bar counter. The vodka is crystal clear, reflecting its purity and strength, with no garnishes to maintain its minimalist appeal. The glass is classic and unadorned, emphasizing the vodka's straightforward nature. The background features a contemporary bar setting with clean lines, reflective surfaces, and subtle, ambient lighting, creating a chic and sophisticated atmosphere. The focus is on the vodka shot, showcasing its simplicity and elegance.

11 Vodka Shot Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 5 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best vodka shots
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Rev up your parties with our vodka shot recipes. Easy, fun, and perfect for any occasion. Try them now and see the difference!


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Top 11 Vodka Shots to Try
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  1. Love this list! I’m a big fan of vodka shots and always looking for new flavors to try. The combination of Stoli and Grapefruit in shot #5 sounds amazing, definitely going to give that one a try this weekend.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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