Fun Sweet Tart Shot Recipe

This Sweet Tart Shot recipe is a fun adult rendition of the beloved candy in colorful and drinkable form. Made with vodka, grenadine, and pineapple juice, it’s great for parties.

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We all know the classic delicious goodness of Sweet Tarts.

They’re sweet, fun, a bit tart, colorful, and very fun!

So why not create a delicious drink rendition of the beloved candy? 

This drink recipe has many possible variations.

You can start with the basic shot, which is the Yellow Sweet Tart Shot that features pineapple flavors.

Then, get creative with a few more ingredients to create other flavors and colors that are equally to die for like the Red Sweet Tart Shot and Blue Sweet Tart Shot.

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What Does it Taste Like?

These super colorful shots taste exactly like Sweet Tarts!

They’re sweet, fruity, a bit tart and so good that we bet you will go for doubles and triples! 

Most cocktail recipes that are inspired by candies (like the Jolly Rancher Shot, Lemon Drop Shot, and Gummy Bear Shot) rarely contain the actual candy.

And this is the same case for the Sweet Tart Shots.

Depending on the recipe, the flavors can vary.

The Yellow Sweet Tart Shots typically have a pineapple-lime flavor.

Red Sweet Tart always take the form of any red fruits (usually raspberry).

And the Blue Sweet Tart tend to have a citrus orange kick.

ingredients needed to make the Sweet tart shot

Ingredients Needed to Make Sweet Tart Shots

For the Yellow Sweet Tart Shots:

The ingredients for this shot will be the base for the other two recipes —

Raspberry vodka — You can also use regular plain vodka, but the raspberry adds depth and amps up the candy flavor.

So if possible, grab a bottle of raspberry vodka or even raspberry liqueur for this recipe!

Pineapple juice — For the yellow color and pineapple flavor.

Sweet and sour mix — To add the tart kick and to balance the sweetness.

Can’t find any in the store? Here’s our super simple homemade recipe.

For the Red Sweet Tart Shots:

The previous ingredients in addition to —

Grenadine — Just a dash gives a cherry raspberry flavor and bright redness.

You can also switch it for cranberry juice. And in that case, add half an ounce versus of the few drops of grenadine.

For the Blue Sweet Tart Shots:

Blue Curacao — A staple in cocktail making, it is bright blue and tastes like sour oranges.

So it’s the perfect ingredient to add to the pineapple base to get a delicious blue variation that tastes like sour orange candy.

Like with the grenadine, only a dash of it is needed!

The grenadine and Blue Curaçao are very potent and concentrated flavors, so a bit goes a long way. 

adding the sweet and sour mix into a jigger for the Sweet tart shots

How to Make Sweet Tart Shots

1 — In a cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry vodka, pineapple juice, and the sweet and sour mix.

For a Red Sweet Tart Shot, add a few drops of grenadine or a few drops of Blue Curaçao for a Blue Sweet Tart Shot. 

2 — Shake well for 30 seconds or so until the cocktail shaker gets icy cold. 

3 — Strain and serve in the shot glasses.

Serving the cocktail in the shot glasses

Recipe Notes and Tips

To make this recipe in a big batch for a party:

With a measuring cup instead of a jigger, use equal parts raspberry vodka, pineapple juice and sweet and sour mix.

Start slow with grenadine and Blue Curaçao and add more if needed.

These two ingredients are quite potent and can overpower the rest of the flavors. 

What if you don’t have any grenadine on hand?

For the Red Sweet Tarts Shots, you can sub out the grenadine for cranberry juice.

The ratio should now be 1 part raspberry vodka, 1 part pineapple juice, 1 part sweet and sour mix and 1/2 part of cranberry juice.

top view of three Sweet tart shots

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closer shots of the Sweet tart coktail

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Sweet Tart Shot Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
This Sweet Tart Shot recipe is a fun adult rendition of the beloved candy in a colorful and drinkable form.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Shots

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 oz raspberry vodka
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • Grenadine only for the Red Sweet Tart Shot
  • Blue Curaçao only for the Blue Sweet Tart Shot

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 0.3mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.03mg
Servings: 3
Calories: 38kcal

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry vodka, pineapple juice, and the sweet and sour mix. These are the ingredients for the Yellow Sweet Tart Shot and also the base for all the other flavors.

For the Red Sweet Tart Shot:

  • Add a few drops of grenadine.

For the Blue Sweet Tart Shot:

  • Add a few drops of Blue Curaçao.
  • Close the lid tight and shake well for 30 seconds or so until the cocktail shaker gets icy cold.
  • Strain and serve in the shot glass.
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2 thoughts on “Fun Sweet Tart Shot Recipe”

  1. The ratio should now be 1 part raspberry vodka, 1 part pineapple juice, 1 part sweet and sour mix and 1/2 part of cranberry juice.

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