We all know that feeling that takes over your body as soon as you down a shot. It’s not the best feeling in the world. After you take your shot, you usually chase it down with something like grapefruit juice or soda to eliminate the taste as fast as you possibly can. Who actually likes the taste of a vodka shot anyway? Why do we torture ourselves when we can just order or whip up one of these delicious and tasty shots? These ingenious concoctions don’t require guzzling back a gallon of orange juice to get the taste out of your mouth. These are shots with flavors you actually want to taste. However, beware. Some of these shots are so good they taste like popsicles, so make sure to keep count or else you might not make it to the bar!

  1. Melon Ball
    • 1/4 oz. of Midori Melon Liqueur
    • 1/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
    • 1/2 oz. Vodka
  2. Little Red Corvette
    • 1/4 oz. Aperol
    • 3/4 oz. Orange Vodka
    • 1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
    • 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  3. Bazooka Joe
    • 1/3 oz. Blue Curacao
    • 1/3 oz. Irish cream
    • 1/3 oz. Banana Liqueur
  4. Purple Kamikaze
    • 2 oz. Vodka
    • 1/2 oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur
    • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  5. Tootsie Roll
    • 1/3 oz. Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur
    • 1/3 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao
    • 1/3 oz. Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  6. Kool-Aid Shot
    • 1/2 oz. Midori
    • 1/2 oz. Amaretto
    • A splash of Melon Liquor or Cranberry Juice
  7. PB & J Shot
    • 3/4 oz. Chambord
    • 3/4 oz. Frangelico
  8. Woo Woo
    • 1 oz. Vodka
    • 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
    • Splash of Cranberry Juice
  9. The Gladiator
    • 1/2 oz. Amaretto
    • 1/2 oz. Southern Comfort
    • Splash of 7-Up
    • Splash of Orange Juice
  10. Sour Apple Pie
    • 1/2 oz. Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
    • 1/2 oz. Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps

Recipes from Cocktails.About.com