10 Vodka Shots That Are Much Better Than the Ones You Had in College
You don't have to be a master mixologist to pour the perfect party drinks. These creative vodka shots are just what your guests will want to kick off the celebration.
Cantaloupe Smoothie Shooters
It has smoothie in the name, so it’s healthy—right? Regardless, these shooters from We are not Martha are definitely delicious, blended with vodka, Greek yogurt, cantaloupe and lime juice. If you’re craving a nonalcoholic smoothie, try one of these fruity concoctions.
Strawberry Lemonade Jell-O Shots
These aren’t the Jell-O shots of your college days. Crayons & Cravings makes them with fresh fruit and (hopefully!) better vodka, and they’re also poured into lemon wedges instead of plastic cups for a grownup twist on the party staple. Get more vodka mixed drink ideas here.
Cotton Candy Ice Cream Shots
If you’re obsessed with all things ice cream, these are the shots for you. And as if the vanilla vodka/cotton candy ice cream/coconut milk combo wasn’t rich enough, Sugar & Cloth also serves them with a fluffy cotton candy garnish. Here are 9 more boozy ice cream drinks to drool over.
Strawberry Shortcake Shooters
Have your cake and drink it, too! Tipsy Chickens designed these gorgeous strawberry shortcake shots. A spoonful of strawberry puree at the bottom of each glass adds a uniquely sweet twist, especially when you pour a healthy helping of cake vodka on top.
Birthday Cake Pudding Shots
Put the happy in “happy birthday” with these festive pudding shots, created by Wine & Glue. You can use boxed cake mix as your base, then add vodka, instant pudding and milk. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
Blueberry Lemonade Slammer Shot
Lemonade + fresh blueberries + vodka = the summer sip of your dreams. While you can make your own lemonade, the recipe from Take Two Tapas recommends simply buying it. We tested some of the most popular store-bought lemonades and these were our favorites.
Green Tea Shots
Despite the name, there’s actually no green tea involved in the making of this shot. And while the original recipe calls for whiskey, mixologist Caroline Caron-Phelps from Pickled Plum says you can easily sub in vodka, adding it to the peach schnapps, sour mix and Sprite for a refreshing sip.