4 Mixed Shots Every Bartender Should Know

4 Mixed Shots Every Bartender Should Know

Mixed Shots Every Bartender Should KnowSo you know how to take 'em, now it's time to learn how to make 'em. While some shots are a little more abstract, here are a few that you should know with mechanical precision. As a bartender you'll need to memorize the recipes for many classic cocktails, from Martinis to Manhattans. But sometimes the art of crafting delicious shots gets lost in the mix. Use this list as a cheat sheet to popular shots every bartender should know and never miss a step when your customer orders a drink!

Washington Apple

  • ⅓ oz DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
  • ⅓ oz Crown Royal Canadian whisky
  • 1 splash Sprite
  • ⅓ oz cranberry juice

Pour Crown Royal Canadian whisky, DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker and cranberry juice together in a cocktail shaker. Shake it up and strain into your fanciest shot glass. Add a splash of Sprite if desired, and serve.

Irish Car Bomb

Irish Car Bomb is a popular one, and not just on St. Patrick's Day. The ingredients are simple, lovers of dark beer will almost certainly enjoy it. Cheers!

Scale ingredients to servings

  • ¾ pint Guinness stout
  • ½ shot Bailey's Irish cream
  • ½ shot Jameson Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug ¾ of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness. Chug.

Chocolate Cake

  • 1 oz. hazelnut liqueur
  • ½ oz.vodka
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • sugar

In a shot glass, combine 1 part hazelnut liqueur and 1 part vodka. Coat the lemon wedge with sugar. Suck on the lemon, and with the juice still in your mouth, drink it on down.

Jager Bomb

Traditionally, the Jager Bomb is a mixture of Red Bull and Jagermeister, though it's increasingly common for Rockstar or Monster to be substituted. The caffeine-alcohol mix is a must-have for many folks who need to hit the dance floor and shake their groove-thing all night long.

  • Scale ingredients to servings
  • ½ can Red Bull energy drink
  • 1 - 2 oz Jagermeister herbal liqueur

Pour Red Bull into a medium-sized glass. Add a shot glass of Jagermeister. Chug.

There are plenty more shots that every bartender should know, but having these ones down will certainly help with a busy night. If you need a refresher bartending class in Tacoma or want to learn how to pour with flair contact the Bartending Academy of Tacoma. The professional bartenders that teach the classes will ensure that you leave there with all the skills and confidence you need to be an amazing bar keep. They offer MAST permit training and mixology certification programs. To learn more about the bartending classes offered by the Bartending Academy of Tacoma call 253-655-0819 today!

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Written By Brian Corey

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