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This carrot cake shot is a fun and easy shot recipe made with only 4 ingredients. Make these creamy dessert shots for your next party!
Shots and shooter recipes are always great recipes to make for a bunch of friends at a party.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It tastes like carrot cake — The combination of Baileys, butterscotch, cinnamon and coffee mimic the taste of carrot cake in shot form.
- Sweet — These carrot cake shooters are sweet shooters that everyone will enjoy. They are basically like dessert shots, and don’t taste overly strong.
- Easy — There are only 4 ingredients in this carrot cake shot. So it’s easy to make a large batch for a group of friends in under 5 to 10 minutes.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Baileys: Use regular Baileys, or another type of Irish cream liqueur. A flavored Baileys, such as Baileys Red Velvet, or Baileys Caramel will also taste delicious, but it may make the shots taste less like carrot cake.
- Butterscotch Schnapps: Use whatever brand of butterscotch schnapps you have available.
- Cinnamon Schnapps: Goldschlagger is probably the most popular type of cinnamon schnapps, but there are other types of cinnamon liqueur that will also work as well. If you can’t find cinnamon schnapps, RumChata will work well as a substitute for this recipe.
- Kahlua: Kahlua is a coffee flavored liqueur. You can use Tia Maria as a substitute.
How To Make Carrot Cake Shots
Step 1: (Optional) Line the rims of shot glasses with vanilla frosting or cream cheese frosting. Then dip them in crushed walnuts.
Step 2: Add the Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, cinnamon schnapps and Kahlua to a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared shot glasses.
- Line rim with frosting. To make these carrot cake shots taste even more like carrot cake, use vanilla or cream cheese frosting and crushed walnuts to line the rims of the shot glasses.
- Chill the shot glasses. This shot tastes best when it is ice cold. Chill the shot glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving for the coldest shots.
- Use creative shot glasses. If you are serving these shots to guests, try using unique shot glasses, like these heart shaped shot glasses or these glitter shot glasses.
No, but with a couple easy substitutes, you can make this recipe vegan. Use Tia Maria instead of Kahlua and replace the regular Baileys with Baileys Almande.
Yes, you can make these shots 1 to 2 hours ahead of time. Store them in the fridge until you are ready to serve guests.
Yes. These shots are on the sweeter side. They are made entirely from liqueurs, but all the liqueurs are sweeter liqueurs. If you are looking for “stronger” party shots, try these margarita shooters.