Santa Shot Cocktail Recipe

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Santa Shot Cocktail Recipe

This Santa shot is a fun, colorful and festive drink that’s great for your next Christmas party. It is dominated by mint and then surprises you with a sweet, fruity surprise at the bottom. You should share it with your friends because it’s truly tasty.

Granadadine, crème de menthe, and peppermint schnapps combine in this layered shooter. With the addition of these three ingredients, you get the perfect red, green, and white (technically clear) shooter that is bursting with minty flavor and the perfect accessory to any holiday party.

In order to give your photos the full “Santa” effect, you’ll want to make sure your layering technique is good. Food coloring has been added to white crème de cacao to make it green. The cream has a similar density to crème de menthe, so you should be able to layer it just as easily. A number of other ingredients can be substituted for the white layer in the same manner. It would be great to have vodka or tequila on hand for this cocktail. The floaties should take out the mintiness of the drink and help make it smoother.


  • Grenadine is a very thick syrup which is why it is almost always at the bottom of the container, first as the heaviest liquid, and then the lightest liquid.
  • The crème de menthe falls in the middle because it is very sweet, just like all crème liqueurs. There is also a white version of the crème de menthe.
  • In spite of the fact that it will produce the same taste and has the same density, the Christmas theme would not be complete without the green version as well. Although from one brand to another, peppermint schnapps can vary greatly, most should float over the green layer just fine.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Santa Shot Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Santa Shot Cocktail Recipe is 150 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Santa Shot Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • shot glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1/2 oz green crème de menthe liqueur
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the grenadine in a shot glass until it's one-third full.
  • On top, float the same amount of green crème de menthe by pouring it slowly over the back of a bar spoon.
  • Fill the glass with peppermint schnapps on top, again using the bar spoon.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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