The drink of choice for every occasion may change from person to person, since it depends on taste and personal choice. But one drink, which is a staple for most bars, parties, clubs and get-togethers, is a shot. Served in a 20-60 ml tiny glass, a shot is meant to be drunk straight up in one gulp, to give a powerful alcohol rush to your head. One shot is usually all it takes to get the party and the night started.
People are highly inventive when it comes to mixing drinks and shots are no exception. You can have a boring, neat shot of some alcohol like whiskey, rum, vodka or tequila or you can go all out, with radical shots like jello shots in vodka or rum, red bull shots and one of the tastiest yet unique shots of them all, is the chocolate cake shot. The chocolate cake shot is a classic example of inventive ingredients, the amazing way chemicals mix and how drinks can end up surprising the woo-haa out of you. If you want a definite crowd pleaser and a drink that will astound your friends, read on to learn how to make chocolate cake shots as well as some other shot variants that imitate various cakes in taste.
Key Ingredients For Chocolate Cake Shots
Contrary to what this shot's moniker suggests, there is no cake or crumbly layer or cream involved. In fact chocolate is not even a part of this shot's ingredients list. The whole twist in this drink is its taste. The ingredients combine in such a way, to give one the taste of actually drinking a liquidy cakey mixture. You may taste that rich cake flavor during or after the shot. This shot is also considered an interactive shot as the slice of lemon is the extra step, that adds to its flavor rather than just downing the shot.
You will need:
- Hazelnut Liqueur - A liqueur made from hazelnut, alcohol and water is responsible for the cakey taste in this novel shot. Though any brand of hazelnut liqueur can be used, the most popular and seemingly best choice is Frangelico.
- Vodka - Plain or citron flavored vodka should be used. For a twist, you can even try vanilla flavored vodka.
- Lemon - a small lemon wedge or slice is needed.
- Sugar - brown or white sugar can be used to coat the lemon wedge. This helps in enhancing the flavor of the liqueur.
- 15 ml Frangelico
- 15 ml Vodka
- 1 Lemon wedge or slice
- In a shot glass, pour the vodka and Frangelico.
- You can add the liquids to a cocktail shaker, filled halfway with ice and shake well, then strain into shot glass.
- Powder the lemon slice with sugar.
- Lick the sugar off the lemon.
- Down the shot in one gulp.
- Suck on the lemon.
- 1 packet of instant chocolate pudding mix
- ¼ cup vodka
- ½ cup Bailey's Irish Cream/Kahlua
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 packet (8 oz) Cool Whip, extra creamy
- Combine the pudding mix and the milk in a large bowl.
- Add the vodka and Irish cream and whisk well.
- Fold in the whipped topping. Whip mixture till smooth.
- Spoon mixture into shot glasses and chill for 30 minutes. Shots will be set, thick and smooth.
- 1/3 oz vanilla vodka
- 1/3 oz triple sec
- 1/3 oz pineapple juice
- In a cocktail shaker, add all the liquids.
- Ice can be added if desired.
- Shake well and pour into glass and serve.
- 1 oz vanilla flavored vodka
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 drop grenadine syrup
- In a shot glass, pour the vodka and the pineapple juice.
- Add the grenadine juice and serve straight.
- 4 ounces cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
- 3 ounces raspberry schnapps
- 3 ounces vanilla flavored vodka or schnapps
- 1 cup milk, cold
- 1 cup Cool Whip
- Graham crackers, crushed
- Mix the pudding mix and the milk in a bowl and whisk well, till mixture turns smooth.
- Using two bowls, divide the pudding mixture into half.
- In one bowl, add the raspberry schnapps.
- In the other bowl, add the vanilla schnapps.
- In each bowl, fold the Cool Whip and mix well.
- In a cup, first pour the vanilla mixture, then top with the cheesecake mixture.
- Sprinkle graham crackers on top if desired. Chill for sometime and serve.