15 Hauntingly Fun Halloween Shots

Knock back a round with your costumed guests

Wolf Bite Shot

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Mix up a round of fun and funky shots for guests at your Halloween party. It's a great excuse to get a little weird and enjoy creative, spooky drinks. There are plenty of great recipes that make the most of the Halloween theme, from shooters that taste like candy to potent little drinks that could wake the dead. All of these shots are easy to make, and they're sure to be a hit.

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    Candy Corn

    Candy corn shooter recipe

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    Candy corn is a Halloween staple, and it's fun to create liquid versions of those tiny treats. The candy corn shot is made with Galliano, orange curaçao, and cream, creating a layered drink that's as delightful to look at as it is to drink.

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    Candy Corn Oranges

    Candy corn orange jello shots

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    These candy corn oranges bring the popular candy to the world of jello shots. Featuring citrus-infused orange and white layers of gelatin poured into an orange peel, you'll have a great time whipping up and sharing these boozy bites.

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    Tootsie Roll

    Tootsie Roll Shooter

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    Why eat your Tootsie Rolls when you can drink them? The famous candy has been turned into a Tootsie Roll shot more than once over the years. Whether it's chocolate and coffee liqueurs with orange juice or chocolate vodka and amaretto, there's a version you can quickly mix up from your bar.

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    Wake the Dead

    Wake the Dead Tequila Shooter

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    Nothing keeps the party going all night like a shot of tequila, especially when you add espresso to the mix. The two come together in the aptly-named wake the dead shot, where they're enhanced with a tequila-based coffee liqueur. It's an invigorating drink, to say the least.

    Big-Batch Shot Drinks

    Depending on the volume of your cocktail shaker, you should be able to mix up three to four shots at one time. Simply line up the shot glasses on the bar or table, increase the recipe, shake it really well, the strain as you work down the line.

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    Wolf Bite

    Wolf Bite Shot

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    A lot is going on in the wolf bite. The glowing green sipper is filled with fascinating flavors, including melon, pineapple juice, and absinthe. A dash of grenadine gives it a floating blood effect that's sure to grab attention.

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    Vodka Cranberry Syringe Shot

    Vodka Cranberry Syringe Shooter

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    Add a funky trick to your party and serve a round of syringe shots. The vodka cranberry syringe shot is a great place to begin, and it's effortless to mix up. All you need is cranberry vodka and lemon-lime soda. 

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    Black Rose

    Black Rose Shooter

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    The black rose is a shot that'll speak to everyone's dark side. Start by pouring a strawberry cream liqueur, then use black vodka to create swirls against the pink background for a stunning visual.

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    Mind Eraser

    Mind Eraser Vodka and Kahlua Cocktail or Shot

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    Feel the zombie-like effects of the mind eraser at your party. It's a shooter that's drunk through a straw with the goal of doing it so fast that you get a head rush. The drink itself is nothing more than vodka, coffee liqueur, and soda, so it mixes up quickly.

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    Voodoo Layered Shot

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    Add some rum-induced black magic to Halloween night with the voodoo shot. This delicious drink combines coffee liqueur with rum cream, plus a float of overproof rum. It may be short, but it packs a big punch.

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    Superman Shot

    Layered Superman Shot

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    Whether you're dressed as a superhero or not, this colorful layered shot is perfect for Halloween. Superman shots are a combination of banana liqueur, blue raspberry liqueur, and cherry liqueur to create a shooter that's fruity and eye-catching.

    Layered Shots as a Halloween Party Game

    Forget bobbing for apples! Turn layered shots into a Halloween party game for grown ups. Choose the shot recipe, place the bottles of liquors and mixers needed out on the table, and provide a bar spoon. Challenge guests to pour the best-looking shot, then have everyone drink it down at once.

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    Kamikaze Shooter

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    Vodka and lime juice form the foundation for the popular kamikaze drinks. While it makes a great cocktail, the shooter version is even more fun. Transform it into a Halloween spectacle with blue curaçao, then backlight it with glow sticks.

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    Beam Me Up Scotty

    Beam Me Up Scotty Shooter
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    Trekkies come out on Halloween and the ultimate shot for "Star Trek" fans is the beam me up Scotty. For this drink, you'll top coffee liqueur with banana liqueur, then finish it up with Irish cream. One sip will prove why it's a longtime Halloween favorite.

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    Snake Bite

    Snakebite Shot With Yukon Jack

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    The snake bite is a shot you will definitely not forget, and it will make your head spin with its puckery kick and strong alcoholic bite. Featuring Yukon Jack and lime juice, it's easy to make but not one for the faint of heart.

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    Bazooka Joe

    The Bazooka Joe Shot

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    Halloween is a great time to feel like a kid again, and a shot like this is sure to do just that. The Bazooka Joe is an old-school shooter that tries to replicate the flavor of the popular gum with Irish cream, blue curaçao, and banana liqueur. It's delicious, and no one can resist a blue drink!

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    Flaming Dr. Pepper

    How to Make a Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot

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    Drinking and playing with fire should be done with caution, but that doesn't stop revelers from enjoying the flaming Dr. Pepper. It's always a hit and an entertaining drink to serve while guests still have their wits about them.

    If you choose to serve this one, be sure to blow out the flame before drinking it. Also, watch out for any fringe, wigs, and other flammable pieces of Halloween costumes because they can easily catch on fire.