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13 Vodka Shots You'll Actually Want To Take

Remember when you thought it was fun to take secret shots of Skol in your friend's dorm room? Yeah, I'm shuddering too.

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1. Chocolate Cake Shot

Even though this shot looks nothing like its name, nor is it even made with a chocolate base, it does taste like chocolate cake.Chocolate CakeServes 1Ingredients3/4 ounce vodka3/4 ounce FrangelicoLemon wedge, seeds removed, coated in sugarPreparationCombine the vodka and Frangelico in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a shot glass. Serve alongside the sugar-coated lemon wedge. Shoot the shot and follow with the lemon wedge.Reprinted with permission from the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 101 Shots by Kim Haasarud. Copyright 2014.
Alexandra Grablewski

Even though this shot looks nothing like its name, nor is it even made with a chocolate base, it does taste like chocolate cake.

Chocolate Cake

Serves 1

Ingredients

3/4 ounce vodka

3/4 ounce Frangelico

Lemon wedge, seeds removed, coated in sugar

Preparation

Combine the vodka and Frangelico in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a shot glass. Serve alongside the sugar-coated lemon wedge. Shoot the shot and follow with the lemon wedge.

Reprinted with permission from the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 101 Shots by Kim Haasarud. Copyright 2014.

2. Little Red Corvette

Little Red Corvette Serves 1Ingredients1/4 ounce Aperol3/4 ounce orange vodka 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice1/4 ounce simple syrupPreparationCombine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a shot glass.Reprinted with permission from the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 101 Shots by Kim Haasarud. Copyright 2014.
Alexandra Grablewski

Little Red Corvette

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/4 ounce Aperol

3/4 ounce orange vodka

1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/4 ounce simple syrup

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a shot glass.

Reprinted with permission from the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 101 Shots by Kim Haasarud. Copyright 2014.

3. Honeydew Shot

HoneydewServes 1Ingredients1 ounce citrus vodka1/4 ounce Midori1/4 ounce Bärenjäger honey liqueur1/4 ounce fresh lime juiceSkewered honeydew melon ball, for garnish (optional)PreparationCombine all the ingredients except the garnish in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake moderately. Strain into a shot glass. Garnish with skewered melon ball, if desired.Reprinted with permission from the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 101 Shots by Kim Haasarud. Copyright 2014.
Alexandra Grablewski

Honeydew

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 ounce citrus vodka

1/4 ounce Midori

1/4 ounce Bärenjäger honey liqueur

1/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Skewered honeydew melon ball, for garnish (optional)

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients except the garnish in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake moderately. Strain into a shot glass. Garnish with skewered melon ball, if desired.

Reprinted with permission from the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 101 Shots by Kim Haasarud. Copyright 2014.

4. Beetroot and Vodka Shots

Beetroot Juice + Horseradish + VodkaRecipe here.
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Beetroot Juice + Horseradish + Vodka

Recipe here.

5. Cranberry Kamikaze

Vodka + Lime + Cranberry + Triple SecRecipe here.
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Vodka + Lime + Cranberry + Triple Sec

Recipe here.

6. Birthday Cake Shots

Vodka + Chocolate Liqueur + Half and Half + SprinklesRecipe here.
missbuttercup.com

Vodka + Chocolate Liqueur + Half and Half + Sprinkles

Recipe here.

7. Peach Lemon Drop

Orange Vodka + Peach Schnaps + Lemon Juice Recipe here.
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Orange Vodka + Peach Schnaps + Lemon Juice

Recipe here.

8. Bomb Pop Shots

Sprite + Lemon Vodka + Blue Curacao + Grenadine Upside: pretty, sweet, and fun. Downside: You'd have to drink at least five to feel anything. Recipe here.
thekitchenwhisperer.net

Sprite + Lemon Vodka + Blue Curacao + Grenadine

Upside: pretty, sweet, and fun. Downside: You'd have to drink at least five to feel anything. Recipe here.

9. Dirty Martini Shooters

Vodka + Vermouth + Olive JuiceIn the case of the martini, shots may actually be the more responsible choice. Recipe here.
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Vodka + Vermouth + Olive Juice

In the case of the martini, shots may actually be the more responsible choice. Recipe here.

10. Finger Lime Kamikaze Shots with Mint and Olive Oil

Vodka + Triple Sec + Olive Oil + Lemonade + Finger Lime + MintMature and interesting enough to be invited to your next dinner party. Recipe here.
Laura Bashar / familyspice.com

Vodka + Triple Sec + Olive Oil + Lemonade + Finger Lime + Mint

Mature and interesting enough to be invited to your next dinner party. Recipe here.

11. The Tyrion Lannister Shot

Pear Vodka + St. Germaine + Lime + Sugar + MintCheers, Game of Thrones fans. This season, you're probably going to need it. Recipe here.
Pete Capella / thesavory.com

Pear Vodka + St. Germaine + Lime + Sugar + Mint

Cheers, Game of Thrones fans. This season, you're probably going to need it. Recipe here.

12. Peanut Buttery Shot

Vanilla Vodka + Irish Cream + Peanut Butter + Butterscotch SchnappsEverything about this is a serious YES. Recipe here.
daydreamerdesserts.com

Vanilla Vodka + Irish Cream + Peanut Butter + Butterscotch Schnapps

Everything about this is a serious YES. Recipe here.

13. Strawberry Jalapeño Shot

Strawberries + Lime + Sugar + Jalapeño + VodkaShameless brand promotion aside, this recipe is a nice, tame way to kick off all the outdoor day drinking you'll be doing come summer. Recipe here.
driscolls.com

Strawberries + Lime + Sugar + Jalapeño + Vodka

Shameless brand promotion aside, this recipe is a nice, tame way to kick off all the outdoor day drinking you'll be doing come summer. Recipe here.

For more ideas about how to take shots like a grown-up, check out 101 Shots.

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