The Wolf Bite Absinthe Shot

Wolf Bite shot

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)
164 Calories
0g Fat
29g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 79mg 393%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 519mg 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.)

This Wolf Bite shooter is one of those fun drinks with a special effect that can make a real splash at a Halloween party. It's an interesting mix with a little surprise inside and one that guests will certainly take note of.

The shooter seems all innocent and sweet. It includes melon and pineapple and the sweet taste of grenadine with a little soda sparkle. All of that is covering up a more sinister spirit.

Hiding behind Midori's green color and pineapple's tropical aroma is a little absinthe. It can be unexpected, tossing that anise punch in right at the end. This is a fun one to watch your friends knock back, especially if they don't see you grab the absinthe bottle.

The Wolf Bite also includes a cool visual effect. The last step in its construction is a drizzle of grenadine. This slowly sinks to the bottom and the blood red cloud against the green is quite the sight.


  • 1/2 ounceMidori melon liqueur

  • 1/4 ounce absinthe

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

  • 1 splash lemon-lime soda

  • 1 dash grenadine

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the melon liqueur, absinthe, and pineapple juice. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake vigorously.

  4. Strain into a tall shot glass.

  5. Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda, and add a drizzle of grenadine.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

How Strong Is the Wolf Bite Shooter?

First of all, let's point out that Lucid Absinthe is 124 proof (or 62 percent alcohol by volume). In comparison, the average vodka, tequila, and most of the base liquors are 80 proof. It is not a weak liquor!

As tempting as it may be, never take a straight shot of absinthe. Instead, dilute it as it was meant to be. A night of straight absinthe shots is not a pretty thing.

The absinthe in the Wolf Bite is just a 1/4-ounce pour in a 2-ounce shot. This helps bring down the shot's potency to a decent 13 percent ABV (26 proof).

It will not be as strong as a straight shot of tequila and is pretty mild compared to other mixed shots. The high ratio of pineapple juice helps keep this one nice and mellow, which is surprising.


  • The grenadine drizzle does not have to be perfect. It will act exactly as it does in a Tequila Sunrise and sink to the bottom of the glass. There's no need to try and float it because the syrup is heavier than the green liquid.
  • A tall shot glass is essential. Most of the small shot glasses will hold just over an ounce and this recipe creates a 2-ounce shot. The tall glass will also make the visual effect more appealing.
  • Instead of buying a large can or bottle of pineapple juice, get a pack of small cans (typically 6 ounces each). This allows you to open a single can while pouring your shots and avoids wasting a lot of juice.