Raspberry Gimlet Shooter

Raspberry gimlet shot (aka purple hooter)

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 shot
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
102 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 18mg 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.)

Fun, fruity, and purple! That is the popular shot called the raspberry gimlet (though you may know it better as a purple hooter or purple kamikaze). Whatever you call it, this is a drink that you will want to invite to your next party.

The raspberry gimlet is a raspberry-flavored (and purple-colored) variation on the popular kamikaze shot. The two shooters have vodka and lime juice in common. Where the kamikaze typically uses an orange liqueur like triple sec, the raspberry gimlet uses a black raspberry liqueur, such as Chambord. If you know how to make one shot, then you'll easily be able to shake up the other.

There is no doubt that the raspberry gimlet is a great-tasting drink. Its fruity mix is difficult to resist, and everyone at your party will love it when you pour a round of these purple shots.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for raspberry gimlet shot (aka purple hooter) recipe gathered

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  2. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.

    Mixing a raspberry gimlet shot (aka purple hooter)

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  3. Stir well.

    Stirring a raspberry gimlet shot (aka purple hooter)

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  4. Strain into a shot glass. Serve and enjoy.

    Raspberry gimlet shot (aka purple hooter) in a shot glass

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Recipe Variations

  • If you do not have lime juice in your bar, don't worry, you can still make a raspberry gimlet shot. With this recipe, you will get the same great flavor as the original, just in a slightly different form. To make it, combine 1 ounce vodka with 1/2 ounce Chambord and a splash of lemon-lime soda in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a shot glass.
  • Just as there is an "up" version of the kamikaze, it's easy to transform the raspberry gimlet into a martini cocktail. Simply shake 1 1/2 ounces vodka or gin with 1-ounce black raspberry liqueur and 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with seasonal berries.

How Strong Is the Raspberry Gimlet Shot?

When made with 80-proof vodka and Chambord, the raspberry gimlet shot has an alcohol content in the 24 percent ABV (48 proof) range. Shaking up the martini formula pops that up to 30 percent ABV (60 proof). It's not uncommon for martinis to be stronger than shots, and while both versions have a tempting taste, they're very strong and should be enjoyed in moderation.

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