Saturday, December 19, 2020

New Year's Party Shooters

Alcohol shooters are always popular on New Years Eve but these delicious shots of liquor will get the party going any time of the year! 

photo collage shows party alcohol shooters

What are alcohol shooters?

Party shooters became popular in the 1970s, when party-goers would mix shots of liquor with syrups or other spirits. 

Shooter glasses are tall and slender; most can hold 2 to 3 ounces of alcohol... some are even larger than that! 
In comparison, 1.5 ounces is the standard serving for a regular shot glass.  

So, needless to say, the large size of a shooter glass is perfect for holding layered drinks.

Serving suggestions

You can mix up a batch of a few of your favorite cocktails and serve them all night. For a larger party, plastic shot cups or shooter vials make for easy cleanup. Both are available at most party stores.

For a more laid back approach fill a couple of pitchers with your favorite alcohol shooters already mixed, then set the shot glasses/cups next to the pitchers for a self serve mini bar. 

Our best party shooter recipes

Make a few of these cocktail recipes for New Year's Eve, beach or pool parties, or just to enjoy the evening with a group of friends!

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cocktail Shooters are perfect for any party or any day. Serve with or without the cookie!

This is a classic, built with coffee liqueur, Irish cream and one special flavor on top. There are a ton of variations, which is your favorite???

Candy Cane Shooters are like a candy cane in a glass! They are sweet shots of liquor, but they go down easy- pace yourself!

Like magic, the layers separate. Click the link to learn the secret!!

Bubble Gum Cocktail Shooters are so creamy and taste so much like your favorite bubble gum, you may be tempted to chew it!

The suns eclipse captured The Vampire's Eclipse.  With 3 magical layers this shot is sure to impress!!

White Chocolate Ghost Cocktail Shooters have all the BOO's you need! With white chocolate and marshmallow flavor you may need to make 2!

Drink responsibly, and have a safe and happy New Year!

This post was originally published on December 30, 2012. New content was added on December 20, 2020.


  1. You seriously take the prettiest pictures! :-) Happy new Year!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth Ann. I will pass that on to Chad. Have a Happy New Year! XOXO


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