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Jolly Rancher Shot

For a vibrant and fruity cocktail to elevate your next party, the Jolly Rancher Shot is an enticing choice. This colorful and delicious shot is inspired by the hard Jolly Rancher candies and is sure to be a hit with your guests. With its sweet and sour flavors and vibrant colors, the Jolly Rancher Shot is the perfect addition to any pool party, tropical party, or Fourth of July celebration.

Jolly Rancher Shot

To make a Jolly Rancher Shot, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients, including apple vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. You’ll also need a shot glass and a cocktail shaker to mix the ingredients together. Once you’ve mixed your shot, you can garnish it with a Jolly Rancher to add a pop of color and flavor. With its fruity flavor and easy preparation, the Jolly Rancher Shot is the perfect party shot for any occasion.


Jolly Rancher is a candy brand that has been around since 1949. The company was founded by Bill and Dorothy Harmsen in Golden, Colorado. The name Jolly Rancher was chosen to give the impression of a friendly Western company. The Harmsens opened their first Jolly Rancher Ice Cream Store on May 28, 1949.

Initially, the Jolly Rancher Company only made hard candies. These candies were sold in various flavors, including watermelon, grape, apple, and cherry. Over time, the company began to expand its product line to include other types of candy, such as lollipops and gummies.

One of the most popular products produced by Jolly Rancher is the hard Jolly Rancher candy. These candies are known for their bright colors and intense flavors. They are also a popular ingredient in cocktails, particularly in the Jolly Rancher shot.

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How to Make It

Jolly Rancher Shot

Jolly Rancher Shot

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Making a Jolly Rancher shot is easy and fun!

Here's a simple recipe that will help you make a delicious drink that's perfect for any party or celebration.


  • ½ oz apple vodka (Ciroc Apple)
  • ½ oz peach schnapps
  • ½ oz pineapple juice
  • ½ oz cranberry juice


  1. Add the apple vodka, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well until all the ingredients are mixed together.
  3. Strain the mixture into shot glasses.
  4. Garnish with a Jolly Rancher candy or any other sweet and fruity garnish of your choice.

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There are many variations of the Jolly Rancher shot recipe that you can try. You can experiment with different juices, alcohols, and garnishes to create a unique and delicious drink. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Watermelon Jolly Rancher Shot

To get a watermelon-flavored Jolly Rancher shot, use watermelon pucker or watermelon-infused vodka. You can also add a splash of pineapple juice for a tropical twist.

Green Apple Jolly Rancher Shot

To get a green apple-flavored Jolly Rancher shot, use apple schnapps or apple-infused vodka. You can also add a splash of ginger juice for a spicy kick.

Raspberry Jolly Rancher Shot

To get a raspberry-flavored Jolly Rancher shot, use raspberry vodka or raspberry liqueur. You can also add a splash of lime juice for a tart finish.

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Blue Jolly Rancher Shot

To get a blue-colored Jolly Rancher shot, use blue curacao or blueberry-infused vodka. You can also add a splash of lemon-lime soda for some fizz.

Gummy Bear Shot

To make a gummy bear shot, use peach schnapps, raspberry liqueur, and cranberry juice. Garnish with a gummy bear for a fun and playful touch.

Jello Shot

To make a Jolly Rancher jello shot, use Jolly Rancher gelatin mix and vodka. Follow the preparation instructions on the package and serve in shot glasses.

Jolly Rancher Martini

To make a Jolly Rancher martini, use apple vodka, cranberry juice, and sour mix. Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange wedge for a pop of color.

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