Think of all the fun you can have at your Halloween party with this funky and super easy syringe shot! The bloody Shirley Temple takes the fruity, sparkling flavors of the innocent Shirley Temple and twists it into an amusing party shot that is definitely for adults only.
The shot comes from Deep Eddy Vodka and it is incredibly simple. It combines a blood red, cranberry-flavored vodka with a citrus soda. The key, however, is in the vessel. There's no need to grab a shot glass because you're going to drink it out of a syringe. It's a fun party novelty and can work for any occasion.
The recipe is written for a single syringe, but you'll definitely want to share, so fill as many syringes as you need.
- 1 ounce cranberry vodka (Deep Eddy)
- 4 ounces lemon-lime soda (chilled)
Gather the ingredients.
Fill each shot syringe with 1 ounce of vodka.
Place the vodka-filled syringe into the soda.
Serve and enjoy!
To take the shot, the drinker shoots the syringe directly into their mouth then chases it with the glass of soda. Alternatively, the shot can be injected into the glass of soda and everything is drunk quickly.
- Frugal drinkers are going to love Deep Eddy Vodka. The flavored vodkas are priced just under $20 and since you can get about 25 shooters out of a single bottle, each will cost less than a dollar.
- If you're going to substitute the vodka, the key is ensuring it has a red color to keep the "bloody" look. Other than that requirement, any flavored vodka will do.
- For the lemon-lime soda, common options include Sprite, 7-Up, and Sierra Mist. If you like, go with a sparkling water or the diet version of the soda to cut a few calories.
- Will you have a black light at the party? Switch the soda out for tonic water. Quinine is the essential ingredient in tonic and it makes the soda glow under black light. Displaying the bloody syringes in glowing water is a pretty cool effect that will add to the party's atmosphere.
The vodka-filled syringe is the best part of this shot and the syringes are readily available. Most party stores will carry them, particularly around Halloween, because they have become a popular alternative to serving jello shots in plastic cups.
The syringes that are designed specifically for party shots are larger than those for medical uses and there are no needles, so they're perfectly safe. Most will hold between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 ounces and many have caps so you can fill them before the party. Because this shooter is liquid and not gelatin, that's a very important feature to look for in the syringes you buy; without the lid, the vodka will drip out.
Be sure to rinse the syringes before using them to remove any manufacturing particles. Also, the sooner you clean them out, the easier it will be. During the party, consider having a bowl or bucket of water to drop them into and let them soak once your guests are done.
How Strong Is a Bloody Shirley Temple?
Similar to "bomb" shots, with the bloody Shirley Temple you're drinking a straight shot of vodka then chasing it. Deep Eddy bottles their flavors at 70 proof, so that will be the strength of the shot on its own. However, the soda will dilute it (either in your stomach or the glass, depending on how to shoot it), so the effect could be more like drinking a 7 percent ABV (14 proof) drink.