Jolly Rancher Shot Recipe

Jolly Rancher shots are one of the most popular candy-based shots you can try.

There are many other drinks where people mix candies with their shots and cocktails. Although this sounds a bit weird, adding such candies can a particular flavor and texture to your drink.

On top of that,

You don’t get to know about certain things until you try them out. Some of you might have tried this drink already while some of you are skeptical. Don’t worry, we assure you this drink won’t taste weird, and you’re sure to enjoy it!

With our recipe, you can enjoy the Jolly Rancher shot quickly from the comfort of your home!

So why wait?! Let’s make some drinks!

Ingredients and Preparation

You’ll find several recipes for Jolly Rancher shots on the internet. Some people prepare it with different ingredients, while others like to keep it simple.

Here, we will show you the ingredients and the preparation for all Jolly Rancher variants!

Yes, you read that, right!!!

With these recipes, you’ll be able to prepare multiple variants of the same drink. Some ingredients might be lying around your kitchen or cupboard while others are readily available.

So, let’s get st arted!

Vodka and Soda Jolly Rancher Shot

This recipe doesn’t require many ingredients; all you need is:

  • Some Jolly Rancher candies
  • A bottle of clear Vodka (unflavored)
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • A large glass

If you’re drinking alone, add about 150-170 ml Vodka in a large glass. Then, add a Jolly Rancher candy into the glass and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.

The next day, fill half a shot glass with chilled lemon-lime soda and fill the other half with the vodka solution you prepared. Enjoy!

Jolly Rancher with Flavoured Vodka and Peach Schnapps

You can enjoy this drink as a shot, but we recommend considering this as a cocktail. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Jolly Rancher
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Fruit Flavored Vodka
  • Cranberry juice
  • Garnish (lime, lemon or orange wedg e)
  • Shaker

For the shot, pour in about 0.5 oz Peach Schnapps with 0.5 oz flavored Vodka in the shaker with some ice. Then, add a Jolly Rancher and mix some cranberry juice. Shake everything for a few minutes, then strain into a shot glass.

For the cocktail, feel free to play with the quantities of ingredients you use. It’s all about personal preference. Some people even skip on the Jolly Rancher candy while preparing the cocktail. But we recommend adding 1 or 2 of these candies for extra flavor and color.

Fruity Jolly Rancher Recipe

For a strong shot, you can replace the Vodka with other ingredients. Take a shaker and add about 1 oz—fruit Liqueur, 0.5 oz Peach Schnapps, and some Sweet and Sour mix. Add a bit of ice along with a Jolly Rancher and shake everything.

Strain and Serve!

Jolly Rancher Shot – Tips

  1. As with many candy-based drinks, we recommend limiting the number of candies you use in this recipe. Adding to many of these may affect the taste.
  2. Besides the shot variant, you can try this drink as a cocktail buy merely mixing everything in proportions that you prefer.
  3. It’s a great idea to chill the Vodka for a few hours, as this enhances the taste of the drink.
  4. There is no perfect way or recipe; it’s all about personal preference and having fun. So, feel free to experiment with the ingredients and find what works best for you.


Jolly Rancher shots and cocktails are easy to make and taste great. This drink is all about adding a hint of your childhood to your glass and re-living the sweet old memories.