One might not necessarily think that strawberry cream and tequila are natural partners, but thank goodness the masterminds behind Tequila Rose knew exactly how delicious the combination could be. Tequila Rose is the original strawberry liqueur, and there are many ways to enjoy it – on its own in a shot glass, mixed in cocktails, and crafted into your favorite strawberry shooters.
It’s time to get out your shot glass and check out these shooter recipes that are perfect for an evening of sharing drinks with friends.
9 Super Tasty Shots With Tequila Rose
1. Tequila Rose Pudding Shot
by Tequila Rose
Everyone loves a good jello shot, but pudding? That’s something entirely different. Instead of jiggly, these Tequila Rose Pudding Shots are sweet, creamy, and absolutely luscious.
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The ingredients for this recipe by Tequila Rose are simple. All you need is Tequila Rose, vanilla pudding mix, milk, strawberry puree, and whipped cream. Mix up the Tequila Rose, vanilla pudding, and milk. Let it chill, then fold in the whipped cream and strawberry puree. What you end up with is a thick, strawberry cream shot that tastes like a heavenly dessert.
2. Beastly Beauty
by Tequila Rose
Of all the Tequila Rose drink recipes we’ve enjoyed, it’s this one that stands out from the rest due to the unique flavor of Herbal Liqueur combined with the creaminess of strawberry liqueur.
Combine one ounce of Tequila Rose with ½ ounce of Herbal Liqueur. Shake over ice and fill your shot glasses full. This is one you’re really going to enjoy.
3. French Kiss Shot
French Kiss shots are probably the most popular and widely known Tequila Rose shots. This is a layered shot, so it’s a good idea to have a spoon handy to carefully drizzle each liqueur over so that it rests gently on the layer below it.
Before you start, you want to rim your shot glasses with pink sugar. Grenadine earns the spot as the first layer to go into the shot. Drizzle grenadine carefully into each glass, taking care not to add too much and accidentally fill your shot glass!
Next, layer Rumchata over the grenadine layer, then the Tequila Rose as the final layer. You now have wonderful strawberry cocktails that taste creamy and sweet. If you want to mix this one up a little, you could try substituting Irish cream for the Rumchata for an equally delicious drink.
4. Red Hot Panties
by Tequila Rose
In addition to the spicy name, this Tequila Rose shot packs a little bit of heat, thanks to the contribution of cinnamon-flavored whiskey. This recipe is a mixture of equal parts Tequila Rose and a cinnamon-flavored whiskey of your choice. Tequila Rose doesn’t list any garnishes for this recipe, but we think a bit of whipped cream and little red hot candies would be a fun twist.
5. Chocolate Strawberry Shot
This shooter by Tipsy Chickens is delicious and tastes like a chocolate-covered strawberry in a glass. The recipe calls for Tequila Rose and Dark Creme de Cacao, but you could easily substitute a different chocolate liqueur of your choice.
First, add the Creme de Cacao or chocolate liqueur to the shot glass, then float the Tequila Rose on top. Garnish with a kiss of whipped cream, and you have one tasty strawberry shooter cocktail.
6. Pink Pussycat Shot
Due to its light pink color, Tequila Rose works beautifully in layered shots. Layered shots can be tricky to master, but if you take your time, this delicious Pink Pussycat Shot is worth the effort. You only need two ingredients – equal parts Tequila Rose and butterscotch schnapps or Buttershots Liqueur.
Line up your shot glasses and first pour in the butterscotch liqueur. This is important because the butterscotch is heavier and denser than the Tequila Rose, so it needs to be on the bottom. Next, very carefully pour the Tequila Rose on top. Don’t pour too fast, or the Tequila Rose will mix into the schnapps. The recipe doesn’t call for it, but we think this one would be perfectly garnished with pink sugar or a chocolate-covered rim.
Cap’ n Crunch Shots
The milk that’s left over after a bowl of Cap’n Crunch is yummy on its own, but now imagine it being strawberry flavored – and in an alcohol-infused adult version to boot! This shot by Tipsy Bartender is reminiscent of Crunch-Berries cereal milk, but so much better.
For this one, you’ll need a cocktail shaker. Add in some ice, along with Tequila Rose, your favorite vanilla vodka, coffee liquor, half & half or heavy cream, and a splash of grenadine. Shake it up good, then strain it into shot glasses. Garnish with a little whipped cream and sprinkling of Cap’n Crunch cereal for a shot full of yum!
8. Funfetti Shots
A grown-up cupcake in a shot glass? These Funfetti Shots by Tipsy Bartender taste like a sweet dessert in a shot glass! For this rich shot of deliciousness, all you need is Tequila Rose liqueur, cake vodka, and white chocolate liqueur to really add that Funfetti cupcake flavor.
Place all of the ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker and line up your shot glasses that have been garnished with a nice thick rim of cupcake sprinkles. Shake well, and pour equal amounts into each glass. This is one dessert that you don’t have to share with the kids!
9. Rosy Nipple
by Tequila Rose
The Rosy Nipple is similar to the Pink Pussycat shot, but instead of being layered, this one is super easy, being shaken together before being poured into your shot glass. This recipe comes from Tequila Rose themselves, so you know it’s going to be good.
Mix one ounce of Tequila Rose to a ½ ounce of butterscotch schnapps. Combine with ice in a shaker, give it a good toss, and enjoy.
What is a Tequila Rose shot?
A Tequila Rose shot is any shooter-type drink that’s made with the famous strawberry-flavored liqueur. You can enjoy a shot of Tequila Rose on its own, or try French Kiss Shots with a rim of pink sugar, or even a Tequila Rose shot made with pudding.
What do you drink Tequila Rose with?
Tequila Rose is great with a variety of liqueurs and other spirits. It goes great with flavored liquor, like cake vodka or cinnamon whiskey, but it also goes well with Rumchatta, Irish Cream, Kahlua, or anything that tastes good with strawberries.
How strong is a shot of Tequila Rose?
Tequila Rose is a strawberry liqueur that comes at 15% alcohol by volume. This definitely isn’t as strong as vodka or whiskey, but the fact that it is sweet and has the taste of strawberries means that it can be really easy to drink more than you intend to. Remember to always drink responsibly.
Is Tequila Rose a shot drink?
Tequila Rose is a strawberry liqueur that can certainly be enjoyed from a shot glass! If strawberry shooters aren’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to craft Tequila Rose into a yummy cocktail.
Raise Your Shot Glass to Tequila Rose
The next time you have friends over and you; ‘re in the mood for strawberry shooters, grab a bottle of Tequila Rose and find out what type of delicious trouble you can get into with these delicious cocktail recipes.