Water Moccasin Shot Recipe

The Water Moccasin drink is a whiskey-based fruity and sweet shot that is super easy, delicious, and extra easy to make!

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The Water Moccasin Shot.

Yes, it has quite a weird name and unclear origins as to why it’s named after a poisonous snake.

Despite so, you are going to be pleasantly surprised at how good it is. 

Serving Water moccasin drink in a shot glass

What Does Water Moccasin Drink Taste Like?

This shot boasts well balance flavors of being sweet, fruity and slightly tangy.

Even if you are not a huge fan of whiskey, it is definitely a shot that you are going to love.

The Water Moccasin tastes similar to the Green Tea Shot.

And it can even be considered a variation of the Green Tea.

ingredients needed to make the Water moccasin drink

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make a Water Moccasin Shot?

Whiskey:

The main base liquor.

The cocktail is typically made with Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey.

But feel free to make it with the brand of your choice.

Sweet and sour mix:

To add sweetness and tanginess to the drink.

Homemade is always best. (Learn how to make the homemade version here.)

But store-bought works fine.

Peach schnapps:

For the fruity and sweet touch.

You can add an alcoholic or alcohol-free one, depending on how strong you want to have the final shots. 

Triple sec:

A staple ingredient in cocktail-making used in a lot of recipes.

It’s an orange-flavored liquor that can range from 20% to 40% alcohol volume.

It is rarely drank on its own.

But is is found in a lot of classic and well-known cocktails such as margaritas, Cosmopolitan, or others like the Kamikaze Shot, the Strawberry Hennessy, or the Irish Trash Can.

jigger, cocktail shaker and shot glasses for the Water moccasin shot

How to Make the Water Moccasin Shot

1 — In a cocktail filled with 3/4 parts of ice, add in your whiskey, sweet and sour mix, peach schnapps, and triple sec.

2 — Shake well for 30 seconds or until chilled.

3 — Strain and serve in a shot glass.

Measuring each liquid in a jigger

Recipe Notes and Tips

— The Water Moccasin Shot can be made in advance in large quantities.

You can chill in the fridge to be ready to be served on a whim right when the party starts. 

— To get the perfect chilled shot, we highly recommend wetting and then chilling the glasses in the freezer beforehand.

It also doesn’t hurt to have all your ingredients chilled before also.

pouring liquid into the cocktail shaker

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Water Moccasin Shot Recipe

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The Water Moccasin drink is a whiskey-based fruity and sweet shot that is super easy, delicious, and extra easy to make!
Prep Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Potassium: 0.3mg | Sugar: 15g | Iron: 0.01mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 178kcal

Instructions

  • In a cocktail filled with ice, add in your whiskey, sweet and sour mix, peach schnapps, and triple sec.
  • Shake well for 30 seconds or until chilled.
  • Strain and serve in a shot glass.
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