Jolly Rancher Shot – How To Make The Best Jolly Rancher Shot In Minutes

Jolly Rancher Shot

Have you had Jolly Ranchers in your Childhood? I am sure you would have. These colorful little hard candies are undeniably attractive and pleasing to eyes as well as our taste buds. But have you heard of Jolly Rancher Shot? Yeah, it’s a cocktail shot that you must try now.

Jolly Rancher Cocktail shot does not contain any Jolly Rancher candies, but it tastes very very similar and hence the name.

And then there is Jolly Rancher infused Vodka drinks, which we will touch upon later here as well.

First, let us see what a Jolly Rancher shot is made of.

Jolly Rancher Shot Recipe

Jolly Rancher Shot Recipe

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Famously known for its similarity to Jolly Rancher shot in taste, this drink is refreshing and exhilarating as a great Summer drink!
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail
Servings 1
Calories 160 kcal


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Shot glass
  • Jiggers


  • 1 oz (30 ml) Apple Vodka
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Peach Schnapps
  • 4 oz (120 ml) Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Wedge for Garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Apple Vodka, Peach Schnapps and Cranberry Juice.
  • Shake the drink well.
  • Strain the drink into shot glasses.
  • Serve and Enjoy the drink!



Flavor: Jolly Rancher
Strength: Medium
ABV: 20%


Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 10gFat: 2g
Keyword jolly rancher shot
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Tips To Make Jolly Rancher Shot

Primary ingredient is the Apple Vodka, you can have a Green Apple Vodka here to have that extra flavor to the drink.

As an alternative, you can also use flavored Vodka for making this cocktail. These flavored vodka can be Raspberry Vodka, Cranberry Vodka or even Lemon Vodka.

On the other hand, you can use infused vodka like Jolly Rancher Infused Vodka. This one makes for a very close resemblance to liquid form of Jolly Rancher candies plus the booze.

You can make this drink ahead of the party and keep them refrigerated, but don’t make them well ahead like a day before.


Actually there are several variations found on the Internet.

One recipe calls for the addition of Pineapple Juice along with Cranberry Juice. There is another version which uses totally different ingredients.

You are required to layer a shot glass with Blue Curacao, Watermelon Pucker and top it off with Everclear. This drink resembles the colors of Jolly rancher but is strong to drink.

The cocktail version of this drink can add Ginger Ale or Club Soda to add the refreshing touch.

This juice can also be made into a Jello shot where you just need to replace Cranberry Juice with Cranberry Gelatin.

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A fun drink to start off your party with, Jolly Rancher Shot is both attractive and can be addictive because of its resemblance to the famous candies.

Nonetheless, this drink is easy to make and very easy to have at a house party with your friends on a cool friday night!

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