Easy Christmas Shots

Christmas is on it’s way and it’s time to have some fun with your friends and family. What better way than with a fancy selection of Christmas Shots?

four shot glassed filled with different Christmas Shots

I’ve got four different flavors on the menu and they all have cheeky names that I made up after drinking. So if they don’t make sense that’s why.

You can pin each individual shot by clicking the Pinterest icon on the Recipe Card.

Bad Santa’s Milk and Cookies

This is my favorite of the bunch. I don’t think there is anyway to go wrong with a RumChata shot.

The most popular recipe on this site is another RumChata shot, the Bone Daddy – Nightmare Before Christmas Shot. Instead of corrupting the sweetness like I did with that one, we’re full on embracing it.

Adding Vanilla Schnapps to cinnamon liqueur takes this all the way to 10. It’s on the sweet side for sure but you need to try it at least once.

I wouldn’t skip the cocktail shaker with this one, it’s much better cold and you really want the two blended together. Cream liqueurs don’t always want to play nice with clear ones but it’s easy to overcome with a bit of brute force.

Bad Santa's Milk & Cookies

Bad Santa's Milk & Cookies

Yield: 1 Shot
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Leave one of these shots under the tree for Santa and you'll be getting some good gifts this year. This Christmas shot is the perfect mix of RumChata and Vanilla Schnaps

Ingredients

  • 1 part RumChata or any Cinnamon Creme Liqueur
  • 1 part Vanilla Schnapps
  • Ice
  • Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine RumChata and Vanilla Schnapps over ice and shake
  2. Strain into shot glasses
  3. Sprinkle with Cinnamon

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Russian Christmas

single shot glass filled with eggnog, coffee liqueur and vodka on a white tile surface with a green background and red Christmas balls

Eggnog is my favorite Christmas flavor. I love it from November to December then I’m done, it can go back to the north pole and wait until next year.

But having the ‘too much gene’ means those 2 months are absolutely filled with eggnog. I already put it in brandy spike cheesecakes and now I’m adding it to a white Russian.

A tiny white Russian. I have no doubt that this would be delightful scaled up and sipped on the rocks, possibly while watching the Netflix holiday music fireplace. But then it wouldn’t be a Christmas shot so here we are

Russian Christmas Shot

Russian Christmas Shot

Yield: 1 Shot
A tiny Christmas White Russian, this is exactly what you need to get more eggnog (and vodka) in your life! Make it a double and enjoy on the rocks

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Eggnog
  • 1/4 oz Vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all three ingredients over ice
  2. Shake until chilled and strain into a shot glass

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Christmas Candy

single shot glass filled with Goldschläger, Buttershots and edible gold leaf on a white tile surface with a green background and red Christmas balls

This is the sweetest drink I’ve ever made. It’s on the Elf breakfast level of sweet where it’s almost too much.

Goldschlager is a very strongly flavored sweet cinnamon liqeur, then adding Buttershots, a butterscotch liqueur… It’s pretty tasty but I don’t want to hear any complaints about the sweetness!

I added a little extra holiday cheer with some extra gold flake. That’s not necessary in the slightest but it is pretty fun and a great addition to a holiday party.

Christmas Candy Shots

Christmas Candy Shots

Yield: 1 shot
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
This easy Christmas Shot is very sweet with a cinnamon kick that warms you up from head to toes, pairs well with "Santa Baby" and sugar cookies

Ingredients

  • 1.25 oz Butterschots (Butterscotch Liqueur)
  • 1 oz Goldshlager
  • Edible Gold (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour into shot glass
  2. Add extra gold if you feel fancy

Hot Chocolate

single shot glass filled with crème de cacao and whipped cream vodka on a white tile surface with a green background and red Christmas balls

Hot chocolate is a winter necessity. In my opinion it’s at it’s best topped with a healthy dose of whipped cream and that’s how we ended up with this shot.

This mix of whipped cream vodka and dark creme de cacao is at it’s best chilled. The ingredients blend together easily enough without shaking but I think it’s the fastest way to get things frosty.

Another method is to store your booze in a snowbank.

Hot Chocolate Shot

Hot Chocolate Shot

Yield: 1 Shot
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Nothing says snow day like a mug of hot chocolate topped with a mountain of whipped cream, savor that childhood memory as an adult with a Hot Chocolate Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 3/4 oz Whipped Cream Vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine Creme de Cacoa and Whipped Cream Vodka in a shot class

Notes

This shot is much better cold, it cuts down on the sweetness a bit. Use chilled ingdredients or give them a quick shake with ice for best results

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I hope that’s enough to at least get the party going! If you’re looking for something green and minty check out my recipe for layered Grasshopper Shots.

I promised my mother I’d tell you all to be safe and drink responsibly, so be safe and drink responsibly!

Happy Holidays!

four shot glasses lined up on a white tile filled with different Christmas shots with red glitter snowflakes, red Christmas ornaments and a metallic red and green Christmas garland in the background

Check out my Holiday Page for more ideas or start here:

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