Bottoms Up! 16 Festive Dessert Shots to Serve This Holiday Season
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Bottoms Up! 16 Festive Dessert Shots to Serve This Holiday Season

Capping your meal with delicious pumpkin pie is great, but you know what’s even better? Capping it with a shot! Dessert shots combine all of our favorite things: sugary sweetness, cute shot glasses and booze. Now, you could get *really* creative and make marshmallow shot glasses… but that’s totally optional. Regardless of what you drink them out of, these 16 dessert shots are the perfect way to end your holiday meal.

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots: You read that right — your beloved PSL can be made into a Jell-O shot that’s perfect for throwing back around the dinner table. You’ll just combine some caramel-flavored coffee with whipped cream vodka and pumpkin spice, add some gelatin and chill in the fridge for a few hours. Easy as pie (and even more fun). (via Cooking With Janica)

2. Chocolate Mousse and Brownie Shots: Just add a little Kahlúa to these bad boys for the PERFECT Christmas dessert. You’ll have to cook the brownies before layering them with booze-infused chocolate mouse. (via Sarah Hearts)

3. Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake Shooters: Add some whipped cream vodka to the heavy whipping cream in this recipe, and you’ll take these shooters from cute to *awesome.* These can easily be made ahead of time, so you won’t have to worry about making a fancy apple pie to serve on the big day. (via Miss In The Kitchen)

4. Gingerbread Pudding Shots: These cute little shots are perfect for Christmastime. Just be sure to freeze them for a few hours before you put them into shot glasses — they’ll thicken right up! Dunk some gingerbread men in the mixture head-first for the full effect. (via Tablespoon)

5. Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots: Nothing is more Christmassy than peppermint hot chocolate! Bonus: These super yummy and wonderfully boozy shots are also completely vegan and dairy-free. (via Spabettie)

6. Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes: Make these yummy Jell-O shots in cupcake paper to create a dainty, adorable shot that masquerades as an innocent dessert. Bonus points for the Fireball whisky whipped cream and “cherry” on top. (via Erica’s Sweet Tooth)

7. Candy Cane Martini Jello Shots: If you’re noticing a Jell-O shot pattern, that’s because these festive boozy treats are the ultimate party snack. This particular recipe plays up the flavors of wintertime — that is, candy canes — with peppermint schnapps and vanilla vodka. (via Tablespoon)

8. Carrot Cake Gelly Shots: Spelled with a G for “gelatin,” these cute little carrot cake gummies can be infused with ginger beer for an added grown-up kick. Make them into super-fun shapes like these and everyone’s a winner. (via My Recipes)

9. Pumpkin Pie Shooters: Once again, vanilla vodka takes a dessert from fine to *fab.* In this case, it’s combined with the flavors of pumpkin. The graham cracker crust around the rim of your shot glasses is sure to delight too. (via A Night Owl)

10. Spice “Cake Batter” Shots: If you’re like us, you can’t POSSIBLY have enough cake batter-flavored desserts. These shots add a little spice, and a lotta booze. Rum and cinnamon Schnapps make these festive-looking shots perfect for the holidays. (via Tablespoon)

11. Pumpkin Pie Shots: Don’t get us wrong, we love classic pumpkin pie… but pumpkin pie shots are even better. This iteration calls for Bailey’s Irish Cream, which pretty much everyone over the age of 21 can get behind. Serve with ginger snap cookies to seal the deal. (via Because of Madalene)

12. Caramel Apple Pie Shots: Apple pie is a classic holiday drink, but this recipe elevates it to new heights. And, bonus, there are only four ingredients, so it’s super easy to make. (via Self Proclaimed Foodie)

13. Salted Caramel Mocha Pudding Shots: If you’re more of a salted caramel mocha fan than a PSL-lover, this shot is for you. Okay, it’s actually pretty darn great even if you DO love the PSL. You’ll fold the caramel right into the chocolate pudding, making for a smooth, gooey, boozy treat. (via Tablespoon)

14. Christmas Jelly Shots: You only need four ingredients for this festive recipe: green Jell-O, red Jell-O, condensed milk and vodka. However, we also recommend splurging for some cherries and mint to place on top. (via Handimania)

15. Eggnog Jello Shots: If you’re one of those people who loves eggnog, this cozy shot will be right up your alley. If you also happen to love amaretto, even better. Add some whipped cream and cinnamon to up the warmth factor. (via E is for Eat)

16. Candy Cane Shooters: White chocolate liquor provides the boozy basis for this cute little shot, but the part we’re obsessed with is the rim. That’s crushed-up candy canes atop marshmallow fluff, folks! (via A Night Owl)

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