M&M Shooter

Pair of M&M Shooters
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 shot
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
161 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 161
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 16mg 0%
*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.)

When it comes to drinking as adults, there is something irresistible about candy and, as you might expect, the popular M&M chocolates have been the subject of a number of recipes. These little party drinks are fun shooters that actually taste good. In fact, they may be a little too delicious, so be warned that one too many can quickly sneak up on you.

A popular candy like M&M's has been made into a shot a few times. This recipe is the most popular for the M&M and doesn't actually include any chocolate. The amaretto and coffee liqueurs do combine to create a flavor very close to chocolate. The first variation is another common one that is mixed up in bars. The last version is our own little addition that uses chocolate vodka. Any of these recipes are sure to be a hit at your next party!

This shot is super easy to mix up. If you want to make it even easier, skip the shaker and pour directly into the glass.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the amaretto and coffee liqueurs. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled shot glass.

  5. Serve and enjoy.

M&M Shot With Frangelico

This M&M shot variation does include chocolate! The recipe adds a little hazelnut flavor via the Frangelico and pairs it with creme de cacao. Don't worry about choosing between white and dark creme de cacao. It doesn't matter for this shot, so feel free to use what you have in the liquor cabinet.

To make this shot, shake 3/4 ounce Frangelico with 3/4 ounce creme de cacao with ice and strain into a shot glass.

M&M Shot With Chocolate Vodka

This is the M&M for all the chocolate vodka lovers out there! If you are into those sweet and tempting spirits, then this is the recipe you will want to try. Mix it up, shoot it and be sure to share it with friends!

To make this shot, shake and strain 1 ounce chocolate vodka and 1/2 ounce amaretto.

How Strong Are M&M Shooters?

They may taste like delicious little treats, but these M&M shots are not the weakest drinks you can mix up. As you can see, each of these shots has an alcohol content that is average for the party shooter, though it should be noted that these estimates are for the shaken version. If you skip the shaker, they will be stronger.

  • M&M shot with amaretto: 21 percent ABV (42 proof)
  • M&M shot with Frangelico: 18 percent ABV (36 proof)
  • M&M shot with chocolate vodka: 26 percent ABV (52 proof)