Liquid Cocaine Party Shots

Liquid cocaine firecracker shots recipe

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
106 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Protein 2g
Calcium 144mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The liquid cocaine is a very popular party shooter and there are several ways to make it. Also called liquid crack, this shot lives up to its name because it is filled with strong flavors and potent liquors. Some liquid cocaine recipes are a little tamer than others while others should be consumed with extreme caution. 

Most often, the recipe includes Jägermeister along with cinnamon and peppermint schnapps. Some of the recipes add or substitute rum, often opting for a 151-proof rum. Other recipes, like liquid cocaine no. 2, are completely different and create a fruity vodka shot.

Shooters are not always the best tasting drinks. Quite often they are a high-alcohol novelty designed to get you drunk. The liquid cocaine rides a fine line between the two spectrums. The flavor combination of the three liqueurs is decent. It's certainly no oatmeal cookie or tomahawk—two great-tasting shots—but it's not as nasty as a cement mixer, either. The taste will catch the unsuspecting drinker by surprise and you may want to have a chaser nearby.

This is definitely a party shooter you will not forget. Just make sure you don't have too many so you remember the party the next morning!


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  • 1/2 ounce Jägermeister liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon schnapps (Goldschläger)
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps (Rumple Minze)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

    Add to cocktail shaker
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  3. Shake well.

    Shake well
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  4. Strain into a shot glass.

    Pour into shot glass
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  5. Serve and enjoy!

    Liquid cocaine and firecracker shots
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  • If your liqueurs are chilled, you can skip the shake and build them in a shot glass. Of course, this will not add any dilution and will produce a much stronger drink.

Recipe Variations

  • Liquid Cocaine No. 2: To make the liquid cocaine no. 2, pour 1/4-ounce each of orange liqueur, peach schnapps or Southern Comfort, vodka, and amaretto into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add a splash of pineapple juice and cranberry juice and shake well. Strain into a shot glass.
  • If you would like to try the original highball version of liquid cocaine no. 2, increase all of the liquors to 1/2 ounce pours and add 3 ounces each of pineapple and cranberry juices. Shake and serve on the rocks with a splash of 7-Up.
  • Liquid Cocaine No. 3: This liquid cocaine recipe skips the cinnamon schnapps and pours rum instead. To make the liquid cocaine no. 3, pour 1/2-ounce each of rum, Jägermeister, and Rumple Minze into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a shot glass.
  • Firecracker Shooter: The firecracker is a fun twist on the liquid cocaine shooter. It is an intense shot of tequila, Goldschläger, and Rumple Minze; a mix that is highly intoxicating but rather tasty. To make the firecracker, pour 1/2-ounce each of tequila, Goldschläger, and Rumple Minze into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a shot glass. While you could use different brands of schnapps, the two suggested do serve a purpose: Goldschläger adds beautiful gold flakes that simulate a blown firecracker and Rumple Minze adds its intense, 100-proof peppermint taste.

How Strong Are These Shooters?

Even though they're meant for a party and a good time, it's good to be aware of exactly how strong each variation of this shooter can be. No matter which you choose, remember that they are all pretty strong. Take it easy and definitely DO NOT drive home!

Liquid Cocaine No. 1

  • Shaken: 38 percent ABV (76 proof)
  • No shake: 51 percent ABV (102 proof)

Liquid Cocaine No. 2

  • Shaken: 17 percent ABV (34 proof)
  • No shake: 23 percent ABV (46 proof)

Liquid Cocaine No. 3

  • Shaken with 80-proof rum: 31 percent ABV (62 proof)
  • Shaken with 151-proof rum: 42 percent ABV (84 proof)


  • Shaken: 33 percent ABV (66 proof)
  • No Shake: 44 percent ABV (88 proof)

The Takeaway

Remember that the average whiskey, vodka or tequila is 80 proof. You can see that only the vodka version (no. 2) falls below that. Rumple Minze's 100 proof plays a big role here, which is why an 80 proof rum is probably more than enough.

Also, notice the difference that shaking the shooter with ice makes. That 1/2 ounce which is factored in for dilution reduces the alcohol content by an average of 20 percent. Not only will this take down the potency of the liquid cocaine, but the water will also mellow the liquors' very strong flavors. For both of these reasons, it really is recommended to use your shaker.

The Liquid Cocaine to Avoid

One liquid cocaine recipe you will not see here is the one that includes Everclear. The 151- or 190-proof grain alcohol does not taste good in drinks and, quite frankly, it is just too strong and can be dangerous. The liquid cocaine recipe that includes it mixes all of the liquors of a Long Island iced tea then adds Everclear. Not only is it going to be a bad tasting drink, but it's also not smart to shoot a drink with such a high concentration of alcohol.

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