Silver Bullet Shot

Silver Bullet Shooter With Gin and Scotch

The Spruce / S&C Design Studios

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 shot
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
151 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 11mg 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.)

The silver bullet is a bit of an unusual shooter. It combines two spirits—scotch and gin—that typically make an appearance in more graceful cocktails. Yet, it definitely still has that fun party feeling and it's one of the strongest shots you can make.

The recipe for the silver bullet is very simple: mix gin and scotch in a 2:1 ratio. The taste is rather good and similar to what you'd find in a smoky martini. It even retains that lemon twist garnish, which is used here more for its spritz of flavor than as a decoration.


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce Scotch whisky

  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the gin and whisky. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a shot glass.

  5. Squeeze the lemon twist over the shot then hang it on the rim as a garnish. Serve and enjoy.


  • The recipe produces a 2 3/4-ounce drink, which is rather large for a shot (typically they're around 1 1/2 ounces). That means you will either need a large shot glass or a small rocks glass to hold the drink. On the other hand, you can also pour two shots and share!
  • While you can simply pour the two ingredients into a shot glass, you might want to think twice about it. These liquors have such distinct tastes that they can combat each other too much and create a rather off-putting flavor. The dilution from shaking helps to marry the flavors, making it go down much smoother. In the least, stir the shot with ice and strain it.
  • Serving this drink in a frosty shot glass is another way to relax the flavor. Simply run your glasses under cold water and stick them in the freezer for at least half an hour.

Recipe Variations

  • Have fun with this shot and explore various combinations of gin and whisky. Both liquors offer such a wide range of flavors that you'll never get bored with the silver bullet!
  • If you're not in the mood to shoot the drink, enjoy it as a slow sipping cocktail instead. Serve it in an old-fashioned glass on the rocks or as an up drink in a cocktail glass.

How Strong Is a Silver Bullet?

Since you're pouring two full-proof liquors and no nonalcoholic mixers into this shot, you can expect it to be very strong. The shaking dilutes it a bit from bottling proof, yet when both your gin and scotch are 80-proof, it will have an alcohol content around 32 percent ABV (64 proof).

Of course, both spirits are available at a higher proof as well, so the silver bullet can become even stronger. Just be careful because this drink can sneak up on you and you may become drunker than you'd like rather fast.

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