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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

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

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

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.

10. Finger Lime Kamikaze Shots with Mint and Olive Oil

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.

13. Strawberry Jalapeño Shot

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.