Chuck Norris Shot Recipe

Named after the infamous action hero, this unexpected Chuck Norris Shot is sweet, spicy, and packs a punch.

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Inappropriately named yet delicious, this is a crazy shot for a fun night out. So don’t read this at work or near your kids! And don’t get mad at us. We didn’t come up with the names of the recipes in this series. 

Click here to see ALL the Crazy Named Shots and their history! 

They’re the imprint of generations of bartenders honing the craft of coming up with stupid names so that they can giggle at your expense when you read the crusty blackboard and say, “What goes inside of a Chuck Norris Shot?!? You know what, we’ll have 3, please!”.

Enjoy and Salud!

If you are looking for a delicious sweet yet spicy and potent shot, look no further.

The Chuck Norris Shot is just that, and its very funny name will spark some good laughs. 

The origin of this shot remains unclear, other than the obvious homage to the Oklahoma actor known for his roundhouse kick.

There are a few different variations to this recipe.

However, after kicking and punching our faces with a few very fun taste sessions, we’ve come up with the ultimate version of this super strong shot.

What Does the Chuck Norris Shot Taste Like?

The Chuck Norris Shot is sweet due to the raspberry vodka, grenadine, and energy drink.

And spiciness comes from the hot sauce.

We could imagine Chuck Norris drinking this at a bar.

In the mood to try other spicy shots? Don’t miss our Mexican Candy Shot.

ingredients used for the Chuck Norris shot recipe

Ingredients Needed to Make the Chuck Norris Shot

Raspberry vodka — We use Absolut Raspberry.

Whiskey — Royal Crown is our preference.

Grenadine — A classic in cocktail making that adds color and sweetness. Used in cocktails like the Sweet Tart Shot and Classic Rum Punch.

Energy drink — We recommend using Red bull for sweetness and, obviously, the caffeine kick you didn’t know you needed. 

Hot sauce — For us, Sriracha is the way to go. It’s super red, hot, and tangy with a touch of sweetness.

Dried cayenne peppers — Optional for garnish

equipments needed to make the Chuck Norris shot

Useful Equipment to Make this Shot

Jigger — To measure each liquid ingredient.

Cocktail shaker — To mix and chill all the ingredients

Cocktail strainer — To strain the mix.

Shot glasses

adding all the liquids in the cocktail shaker
adding all the liquids in the cocktail shaker

Recipe Notes and Tips

What if I don’t have raspberry vodka?

If you don’t have raspberry vodka on hand, then opt for other fruity vodkas like cherry vodka or strawberry vodka.

The flavor profile of the Chuck Norris Shot should be fruity, specifically a red fruit profile. So we do not recommend changing it for any other type of fruit other than cherry or strawberry.

Can I make this in a large batch?

Yes! If you are hosting a large party, you can also create this in a large batch by maintaining the proportions.

It should be 1 part raspberry vodka, 1 part whiskey, 1 part energy drink, 1/2 part grenadine and 1/2 hot sauce.

Don’t worry about the energy drink losing its bubbles. It is mainly added for flavor and sweetness.

Store in a crystal bottle or air tight container in the fridge until it’s ready to be served.

Pouring the mixture into the shot glasses

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top view of Chuck Norris shot with a dried cayenne pepper floating on top

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Chuck Norris Shot Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Chuck Norris Shot, the ultimate punch-to-your-face shot that is sweet, hot, potent and oh so good!
Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Shots



  • 1 oz raspberry vodka
  • 1 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz energy drink
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 1/2 oz hot sauce
  • 3 dried cayenne pepper optional for garnish


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Servings: 3
Calories: 63kcal


  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, add all the liquid ingredients (raspberry vodka, whiskey energy drink, grenandine and hot sauce). Shake for 30 seconds until it gets chilled.
  • Pour the mixture into the shot glasses.
  • Optional: Garnish with a dried cayenne pepper floating on top.
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