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Festive Santa Shot Recipe

Looking for the perfect drink to serve at your holiday party? Welcome to the Santa Shot recipe that couldn’t be more festive and yuletide ready. 

Perfect for any holiday gathering this tasty combination not only looks really Christmassy but the peppermint makes it taste just like a candy cane too!

So mix up those bartender skills and get ready to make this fantastic Christmas shot. 

Santa shot recipe

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What Is The Santa Shot?

Santa shot recipe

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy, which you can find in abundance with this festive shot recipe.

The layers of peppermint schnapps, grenadine and creme de menthe make the perfect holiday drink for any occasion.

If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate Christmas this year, try out this Santa Shot Recipe!

Why you’ll love this Christmas Shot Recipe

The perfect shot for Christmas is the Santa Shot recipe.

It is always a fan favorite for parties and events because it is so festive looking. 

This shot is:

  • Perfect for the holidays
  • Simple to make
  • Impressive
  • Delicious
  • Great for a crowd

Santa Shot Ingredients

peppermint schnapps shot for Christmas

This layered shot recipe is a must-have for any Christmas party. 

The drink tastes exactly like a candy cane and it kind of looks like one too! The great thing about this shot is that you only need 3 simple ingredients. 

To make the Santa Shot you need:

  • Peppermint Schnapps
  • Creme De Menthe
  • Grenadine

If you love peppermint schnapps shots, then you will love this Santa shot recipe as it tastes really minty thanks to the creme de menthe and the schnapps. 

This is a really great shot to serve with Christmas cookies or even some of that delicious peppermint bark that everyone has during the holidays. 

How to make a Santa Shot

Santa shot recipe for the holidays

This shot is extremely easy to make and you don’t need any tools other than a shot glass and a steady hand. 

As you can see the in the photos, I made this shot using two different shot glasses and I found that the shorter glass made the Santa shot look best. 

The key to the layered candy cane look is to pour each ingredient in very slowly and deliberately so that they layer perfectly.

To make this shot, first pour in the grenadine into your shot glass. 

Next, add the creme de menthe to give your shot the green layer. 

Finally, top your shot with a layer of peppermint schnapps.

What does this Santa shot recipe taste like?

Santa shot cocktail

The Santa Shot Recipe tastes a little bit like Christmas.

The layers of peppermint schnapps, grenadine and creme de menthe make this recipe the perfect festive shot to make at any time of year, no matter how you celebrate.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for the perfect Holiday party drink or to impress your friends at game night (or both), this recipe is for you!

It is easy to make and the minty flavor is refreshing and tastes just like a candy cane. 

Santa shot recipe
Yield: 1

Santa Shot Recipe For Christmas

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

This Santa shot is festive and fun! With only three ingredients, it is easy to make yet the layered look makes it look so impressive.


  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps


  1. Carefully pour your grenadine into the shot glass
  2. Next slowly pour in the creme de menthe
  3. Lastly, top your shot glass with a layer of peppermint schnapps
  4. Garnish with a candy cane if desired

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