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Tootsie Roll Shot

Tootsie Roll Shot

We create enchantment in every glass here in the world of tasty and enjoyable cocktails! My mouth is watering just thinking about this amazing recipe I’m about to reveal to you: the Tootsie Roll Shot. Infused with the flavor of the iconic Tootsie Roll candy, this refreshing drink is sure to be a hit at any event. Among the many cocktails I’ve made in my time as a bartender, this one is particularly memorable for the joy it provides to customers and their faces. I think you should try the Tootsie Roll Shot, so let’s go into why it’s so good.

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Tasting Notes

The Tootsie Roll Shot’s rich coffee and orange flavors harmonize with one another, creating an ideal balance of sweet and tangy undertones. With every sip, you’ll experience the smoothness of coffee and the tang of citrus. It’s like feasting on a modified version of your beloved sweets from your youth.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this delightful shot, you’ll need a few basic items:


  • 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz No pulp orange juice

Pro Tips

If you want your Tootsie Roll Shot to be really unforgettable, try these steps:

  • For the most exquisite flavor, use premium liqueurs.
  • For a more refreshing experience, chill your shot glasses in advance.
  • Feel free to tweak the orange juice proportions to suit your preferences.

When to Serve

No matter the event, the Tootsie Roll Shot will be just the right shot. At parties, as an after-dinner dessert, or as a festive shot at holiday events, it is sure to be a hit. Its one-of-a-kind flavor will definitely get people talking.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Choosing premium brands is important for a unique take on the Tootsie Roll Shot, which combines orange juice and coffee liqueur. The top choices for coffee liqueurs are Kahlúa and Tia Maria, which combine deep, rich coffee flavors with a touch of sweetness and a twist from Jamaican rum. Tropicana Pure Premium and Simply Orange are notable for their natural, fresh citrus flavors when it comes to orange juice. The secret to creating the ideal shot is to strike a balance between the fresh acidity of the orange juice and the rich flavors of the coffee liqueur.

Similar Cocktails

If you enjoy the Tootsie Roll Shot, here are five similar cocktails you might like:

  • Mind Eraser Shot: Dive into the invigorating mix of coffee liqueur, vodka, and soda water. 
  • Green Tea Shot: This shot deceives with its name; a vibrant mix of whiskey, sour mix, and peach schnapps, it’s a sweet, slightly herbal treat that’s as refreshing as a cup of tea.
  • The B-52: Layered with coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and triple sec.
  • Irish Flag Shot: Celebrate with a layered shot that mirrors the Irish flag.
  • Sugar Cookie White Russian: This twist on the classic White Russian tastes like a liquid dessert. 
See also  Mocha Espresso Martini

These drinks offer a delightful mix of flavors that cater to various tastes and preferences.


A beloved treat for many years, Tootsie Rolls served as the inspiration for the Tootsie Roll Shot. This cocktail takes the candy’s flavor and turns it into something delightful to sip. Its sugary flavor and the warm feelings of nostalgia it brings back have made it a fan favorite for people who want to spice up their drink repertoire with something whimsical.

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Tootsie Roll Shot

Tootsie Roll Shot

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee liqueur, orange juice,, Shots
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Taste the delightful Tootsie Roll Shot, a wonderful blend of orange juice and coffee liqueurs that will transport you back in time.


  • 1 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. No pulp orange juice


  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add coffee liqueur and no pulp orange juice.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour into a shot glass and enjoy!


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Tootsie Roll Shot
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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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