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Red Snapper Shot

The Red Snapper is a classic shot that stands out in a sea of ordinary shooters. This shot marries Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey, amaretto liqueur, and cranberry juice in a 1:1:2 ratio, resulting in a visually stunning drink that promises an unparalleled taste adventure.

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What makes the Red Snapper truly unique is its departure from the expected. The whiskey lends a robust character, the amaretto a subtle nutty sweetness, and the cranberry juice, a burst of tart sophistication. It’s a sip that defies expectations, a departure from the mundane shots that populate the cocktail landscape. 

How to Make It

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Red Snapper Shot

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes


  • 1 ounce Canadian whisky
  • 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice


  1. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add 1 ounce of Canadian whisky, 1 ounce of amaretto liqueur, and 2 ounces of cranberry juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well for about 10 seconds or until the ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Strain the mixture into shot glasses that hold 2 ounces.
  5. Serve your Red Snapper Shot immediately.

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There are many variations of the classic Red Snapper Shot recipe that you can try. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Sweet and Fruity

For a sweeter version of the Red Snapper Shot, try adding some apple or peach schnapps to the mix. This will give your shot a fruity flavor that is sure to please.

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Tart and Tang

If you prefer a more tart flavor, try adding some lime juice to your Red Snapper Shot. This will give it a tangy kick that will wake up your taste buds.

Vanilla Twist

For a unique twist on the classic Red Snapper Shot, try adding some vanilla extract to the mix. This will give your shot a subtle vanilla flavor that is both sweet and savory.

Royal Flush Shot

A Royal Flush shot is made with equal parts Crown Royal whiskey, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice. The ingredients are shaken with ice and strained into a shot glass.

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