Best Jolly Rancher Shot Recipe

If you love the classic Jolly Rancher candy, the Jolly Rancher Shot is going to be your newest obsession! It’s fun, sweet, colorful and so good!

If you love the classic Jolly Rancher candy, the Jolly Rancher Shot is going to be your newest obsession! It’s fun, sweet, colorful and so good!

As kids, we loved unwrapping Jolly Ranchers. (Let’s be honest, we still enjoy them now too.)

Back then, they were just little hard candies. Now, they also available as gummies, lollipops and jelly bean.s

The colorful Jolly Rancher Shot tastes exactly like the candy, BUT with a fun adult kick.

ingredients used to make Jolly rancher shot

What Dos the Jello Rancher Shot Tastes Like?

Jolly Rancher candies come in many flavors like orange, pineapple, cherry, blue raspberry and more.

We paid homage to one of our all-time-favorite and original flavors, green apple, which is what this Jolly Rancher shot tastes exactly like.

It’s deliciously sweet and a bit sour and tangy.

For another Jolly Rancher inspired recipe, try our Spike Lollipop recipe.

useful equipment to make Jolly rancher shot

Ingredients Needed to Make a Jolly Rancher Shot

Vodka — It’s potent but has a very neutral taste, perfect for letting the fruity flavors shine. You can also use apple vodka.

Green apple schnapps — To recreate the classic green apple flavor 

Pineapple juice — For extra sweetness

Fresh lime juice — For the tangy kick

Strawberry — For garnish

Granny Smith apple — For garnish

top view Jolly rancher shot and green apples beside it

How to Make a Jolly Rancher Shot

1 — Chill your shot glasses in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. For extra chilled glasses, wet them beforehand and immediately chill them in the freezer.

2 — In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, apple schnapps, pineapple juice, and lime juice with 2-3 ice cubes. Shake well for 1 minute or so. 

prepping the apple and strawberry for garnish

3 — Prep the garnish:

Cut the strawberry into thin slices (one for each glass). Make a slit at the bottom so that it can sit on the brim of the glass. 

Then, cut the apple into thin slices (one for each glass). Cut a small triangle at the bottom, close to the skin, so it can sit on the brim of the glass. 

4 — Pour the mixed liquid into the chilled shot glasses. Garnish with an apple and strawberry slice.

mixing the ingredients on a cocktail shaker for Jolly rancher shot
 

Recipe Notes and Tips

— Garnishes are always optional, but they do make for a prettier mixed drinks. We especially love using apples as we did with our Fall Poison Apple Cocktail and Apple Brandy.

— If you are making the shots in advance for a party, rub a bit of lime against the apple slices to prevent them from browning.

ice cubes and the vodka, apple schnapps, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker

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Jolly Rancher Shot Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Green Apple Jolly rancher shots that taste exactly like the childhood classic candy, but with an adult twist!
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Shots

Equipment

  • Jigger
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Shot glasses
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz apple schnapps
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 strawberry optional for garnish
  • 1 Granny Smith apple optional for garnish

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Servings: 3
Calories: 120kcal

Notes

  • If  making the shots in advance, rub a bit of lime against the apple slices to prevent them from browning.

Instructions

  • Chill your shot glasses in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. For extra chilled glasses, wet them beforehand and immediately chill them in the freezer.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, apple schnapps, pineapple juice, and lime juice with 2-3 ice cubes. Shake well for 1 minute or so. 
  • Prep the garnish:
    Cut the strawberry into thin slices (one for each glass). Make a slit at the bottom so that it can sit on the brim of the glass. 
    Then, cut the apple into thin slices (one for each glass). Cut a small triangle at the bottom, close to the skin, so it can sit on the brim of the glass. 
  • Pour the mixed liquid into the chilled shot glasses. Garnish with an apple and strawberry slice.
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