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Best Christmas Shots


It’s the holiday season and we bartenders have to work extra hard to keep Santa happy.   The instructor at American Bartenders School have come with these special shooter cocktail drink shot recipes.  These are some great shots that are easy and fun to make and guaranteed to put a smile on Santa’s face.

Get out your bartending tools and make one of these cool drinks for Santa to enjoy.  I’m sure he’ll thank you.


  • 1/2 oz Crème de Menthe
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps

Mixing instructions:
Layer the grenadine syrup, crème de menthe and then peppermint schnapps. A nicely layered shooter that will test the bartender’s skills.

Christmas Shot

  • 1 oz. Melon liqueur
  • 1 oz. Chambord

This is a layered shot, for best effect use a tall thin liquer glass. Pour half shot Chambord first, then slowly pour half shot Midori over the back of a spoon into glass. If done correctly, you should have a layered red and green shot perfect for celebration, if not-a muddy

 Christmas Cheer

  • 1 oz.  Eggnog
  • 1 oz.  Peppermint Schnapps

Shake and strain

  • ½  oz. Creme de Menthe
  • ½ oz. Grenadine
  • ½ 3 oz. Irish Cream

Christmas Kiss

  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

Layer. Fill a shot glass halfway with Kahlua and top off with Chambord.

Santa’s Coming

  • 1 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. Cranberry Juice

Shake and strain

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