These Chocolate Covered Cherry Shots are a delicious drink to impress your Valentine or add pizazz to your next party! This cherry shot recipe is surprisingly simple and tastes just like everyone’s favorite sweet treat – chocolate-covered cherries.
Indulge your sweet tooth with these chocolate covered cherry shots, a cocktail crafted for true chocolate lovers. The rich flavors of Godiva chocolate liqueur with smooth vodka and a touch of grenadine, creates a decadent and boozy experience.
And, this chocolate-covered cherry shot isn’t just for romantic occasions. These delicious treats add a so much fun and flavor to any gathering, from birthday parties to casual get-togethers.
So, grab your cocktail shaker and get ready to whip up some magic!
Why You’ll Love Chocolate Covered Cherry Shots
Easy to Make: Whip up these chocolate liqueur delights in minutes, no fancy bartending skills required!
Valentine’s Day Approved: The festive combination of chocolate and cherry screams romance, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail.
Decadent: The combination of chocolate liqueur, vodka, and grenadine creates a taste that’s both sweet and creamy.
Versatile: Feel free to substitute ingredients based on your preferences. Try cherry vodka for an extra cherry kick, or swap white creme de cacao for the chocolate liqueur for a white chocolate flavor.
Kitchen Equipment Needed
- Cocktail Shaker
- 2 ounce Shot Glasses
- Jigger for measuring
CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR: This chocolate base of the shot! Use a rich, decadent liqueur like Godiva.
VODKA: Choose a good quality, mid-priced vodka for a smooth taste. Tito’s brand is my go-to vodka.
GRENADINE: This sweet syrup adds a touch of fruitiness that mimics the cherry flavor. Not a fan of Grenadine? Use a cherry liqueur.
WHIPPED CREAM: A dollop of whipped cream adds to the creamy texture and sweet taste.
CHOCOLATE SYRUP: Gives these shots a real chocolate-covered cherry flavor.
MARASCHINO CHERRIES: The perfect garnish for adding a pop of color and sweet fruit.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Shots
In a cocktail shaker, add handful of ice, chocolate liqueur, vodka, and grenadine.
Shake to combine and chill.
Pour into two shot glasses, strained.
Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a maraschino cherry.
- For a festive touch, rim your shot glasses with a thin layer of chocolate topping before adding the ingredients.
- Use pre-chilled glasses ensure your shots stay refreshingly cold.
- Give your cocktail shaker a good shake for at least 15 seconds until it’s frosty on the outside to fully combine and chill the ingredients.
- Triple the recipe and turn them into chocolate covered cherry martinis.
- Get creative with your garnishes. Add chocolate covered cherries or even sprinkles for a fun and festive look.
- Use Irish cream in place of chocolate liqueur.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup on the side of the glass before pouring in the mixture.
- Enhance the cherry flavor with cherry vodka or a splash of maraschino cherry juice.
- Use a whipped cream vodka to get a sweeter cocktail.
How to Store Leftovers
If you’ve made a big batch and have extra mixture, keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days. When you’re ready to serve, add whipped cream, chocolate sauce and a maraschino cherry.
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This Chocolate Covered Cherry Shot recipe is sure to become your new go-to for Valentine’s Day celebrations, parties, or a delightful after-dinner treat.
- 1 1/2 ounces Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 1/2 ounces Vodka
- 1/2 ounce Grenadine
- 1/2 cup Ice
- Whipped Cream, topping
- Chocolate Syrup, topping
- Maraschino Cherries, garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, add handful of ice, chocolate liqueur, vodka, and grenadine.
- Shake to combine and chill.
- Pour into two shot glasses, strained.
- Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a maraschino cherry.
See recipe post for variations and tips.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.