Last Updated on February 8, 2022 by laurenpacek
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A Pink Starburst Shot tastes just like a pink Starburst candy! You only need 3 ingredients to whip up a batch of these sweet shooters!
Well... 5 ingredients if you're including the optional (but oh so pretty) sugared rim on the shot glasses. I mean, look at them! How cute and fun do these shots look? They're sweet and go down very easily. They'd be great during a bachelorette party, for Valentine's Day, or pretty much any other festive occasion!
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What is a Pink Starburst Shot
A Pink Starburst Shot is a shot--or shooter--that is concocted to taste like a pink Starburst candy! It's also a vibrant pink color, just like the bite-sized sweet treat.
We can all agree that the pink Starbursts are the best, right? I mean, yeah. Have you ever seen that meme that's like "Don't let anyone tell you that you're a yellow Starburst. You are a pink Starburst"? The Internet has spoken.
What's in a Starburst Shot?
Just three ingredients! Well, five if you include what's needed for the sugared rim. Let's talk about them below.
- Watermelon schnapps: Watermelon schnapps is a fruity, watermelon flavored liqueur. It's what gives these shots their vibrant pink color. You might more commonly hear this referred to as Watermelon Pucker (a variety made by the brand DeKuyper).
- Vanilla vodka: I typically use Smirnoff Vanilla, but use whatever you prefer.
- Sour mix: I highly recommend using my homemade sour mix in this recipe and any time sour mix is called for. If you can't or don't feel like it, you can also use store bought.
- Light corn syrup: This will help to ensure that the sprinkles really adhere to the rim of the shot glass. You will only need a tiny bit.
- Pink sanding sugar or sprinkles: I went with some pretty fine, hot pink, sprinkles.
How to make a Pink Starburst Shot
It's so easy to put one (or a batch) of these sweet shots together.
First you'll rim the rim of your shot glass(es) with corn syrup and pink sprinkles/sugar. The corn syrup will help the sprinkles to really adhere to the shot glass. This is technically optional, but like, look at them! You definitely want to go through with this step. It's worth it from a presentation point of view.
After making your shot glass(es) look v pretty, set them aside.
Next, put the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Cap the shaker and shake everything up until very cold.
Next, carefully strain the contents of the shaker into the shot glass(es). You want to make sure to not mess up the pretty sugar rim that you've created when pouring.
And, there you have it. You've just whipped up your very own Pink Starburst Shot(s). Cheers!
Once you've tossed one or two of these back, you'll need to do some dishes. I was initially a bit worried about how hard it would be to wash the corn syrup and sprinkles off of the glasses themselves. Worry not, though! It all comes off pretty easily with some hot water (and then dish soap, of course).
- A cocktail jigger
- A cocktail shaker
- A Hawthorne strainer
- Shot glasses
- Pink sprinkles or sanding sugar, for garnish
If you're looking for other shots, try these Baby Guinness Shots! They look just like a tiny glass of Guinness stout.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yep, sure can! Just scale the amounts of each ingredient up proportionally.
Sure, if you like! Just scale the amounts of each ingredient up proportionally and pour them into a glass over ice.
Yeah, of course! You just won't be drinking a Pink Starburst Shot. But you could probably get pretty creative and come up with some delicious shooters if you wanted to try mixing and matching the flavored schnapps that you use.
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- light corn syrup and pink sugar, for garnish (optional)
- 0.5 ounces watermelon schnapps
- 0.5 ounces vanilla vodka
- 0.5 ounces sour mix
- If rimming the shot glasses, pour a bit of light corn syrup onto a plate and dip the rim into it. Spread some sprinkles out onto another plate and dip the corn syrup-ed rim of the shot glass into the sprinkles. Set aside.
- Pour the watermelon schnapps, vanilla vodka, and sour mix into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until very cold.
- Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the prepared shot glass(es).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 34gProtein: 0g