Like those dense little candies of the same name, this luscious Tootsie Roll shot delivers a double dose of chocolatey flavor that satisfies.
This is the seventh post in my 12 Shots of Christmas series. On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: one Tootsie Roll shot, one Eggnog shot, one After Eight shot, one Snowball shot, one Black Forest Cake shot, one Chocolate Raspberry Kiss shot and a shot named Peppermint Patty!
This Tootsie Roll shot is the perfect combination of three ingredients that makes for a fun and familiar mouthful of flavor!
Did you know that there are a different ways of drinking regular shots, like tequila or whiskey, and layered shots? There are!
The difference between drinking a regular shot and a layered shot
- I won’t get into the steps of shooting a tequila shot, but when you pour a regular shot like tequila and proceed to drink it, you usually open your throat and pour the liquor down in one fell swoop. Simple.
- You can use the same method when you drink a layered shot. When you do it this way, you will often taste the ingredients separately until that “aha” moment when they meld together and deliver the shot’s special flavor, which it is often named for. In the case of this shot, that would be a Tootsie Roll.
- Here is my preferred way of drinking a layered shot: I use my tongue to close the back of my throat, I tip the contents into my mouth, swish my tongue a few times and swallow. When you put them all in your mouth, you do taste the ingredients. But when you swish, you get the shot’s special and definitive taste.
- So, why layer the shot? You layer the shot for your eyes, because you eat and drink with your eyes as well as your stomach.
How do you drink a layered shot? Leave me a comment as I’d love to know.
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- If you are going to layer this shot, either use a cocktail spoon or regular iced tea spoon – for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced tea spoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass.
- Always place the spoon bowl side up in the glass, against the side.
- Using a pourer controls the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, just know that you will have to eyeball the quantities because in that case, they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured.
- As with all layered shots, you need to place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up to the lightest.
How to layer the Tootsie Roll shot
This recipe is for one shot. To make multiple shots, you can double or triple the recipe.
Grab a shot glass and a cocktail spoon.
Gather the ingredients – creme de cacao, Chocolate liqueur and light cream.
Pour ½ ounce of creme de cacao into the shot glass (one third of the way up the glass).
Place the spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass and slowly pour ½ an ounce of chocolate liqueur over the bowl and into the glass (another third of the way up the glass).
Place the spoon back in the glass and pour ½ ounce of light cream over the spoon and into the glass (the last ⅓ of the way up the glass).
Let’s look at the Tootsie Roll shot.
I’m loving the shot glasses I bought recently. The one in front and the one on the right – pictured above – are both new. Notice the funky slant to the glass on the right.
Let’s get a closer look.
Isn’t it funky?
All that is left is to shoot the Tootsie Roll shot!
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
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Tootsie Roll Shot
- .50 ounce creme de cacao
- .50 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur (or other chocolate liqueur)
- .50 ounce light cream (or half & half)
- Pour creme de cacao in the glass.50 ounce creme de cacao
- Place the spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass. Slowly pour the chocolate liqueur over the bowl and into the glass.50 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
- Place the spoon again in the glass and slowly pour the light cream over the bowl and into the glass.50 ounce light cream
- Shoot the shot
- If you are going to layer this shot, either use a cocktail spoon or regular iced tea spoon – for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced tea spoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass
- Always place the spoon bowl side up in the glass, against the side
- Using a pourer controls the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, just know that you will have to eyeball the quantities because in that case, they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured
- As with all layered shots, you need to place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up to the lightest