M&M Shooter: 3 Recipes for the Fun Party Shot

Pair of M&M Shooters
Whether you take yours with Kahlua and amaretto or Frangelico and chocolate, the M&M shot is fun at parties. Stuart Ashley / Stockbyte / Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving

We do love to create candy-like shots, now don't we? 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. They're shooters that actually taste good and are not hard to swallow. In fact, they may be a little too delicious and I will caution you that one too many can quickly sneak up on you.

A popular candy like M&M's is going to be made into a shot a few times. The first recipe is the most popular for the M&M and the second is another common one that is mixed up in bars. The last recipe is my own little addition that uses those fun and relatively new chocolate vodkas that some of you cannot get enough of.

Any of these recipes are sure to be a hit at your next party!

M&M Shot with Amaretto

Many other drinks have proven that you don't always need a chocolate ingredient to make it taste like chocolate. The Chocolate Cake shooter is a perfect example and this M&M shot is yet another case. The amaretto and coffee liqueurs do combine to create a flavor very close to chocolate.

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. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Shake well.

  3. Strain into a chilled shot glass.

M&M Shot with Frangelico

Next up, we have an M&M shot that does include chocolate! This 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

And then there 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.

Again, the recipe is extremely simple, I have just concentrated on the vodka and cut the amaretto down to be an accent. 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)