Cocktails/ Drink

Chocolate Orange Shots – 3 Ingredient Shooters

July 2, 2020

Last Updated on July 2, 2020 by Slow The Cook Down

These chocolate orange shots are the perfect way to get your party started! Made with three ingredients; orange liquor, chocolate liquor and kahlua, these shooters come together quickly and easily. Fun shots for parties, these shaken cocktails taste just like a chocolate orange! 

A chocolate orange shot next to an orange slice

I’ll be honest, I stumbled across this beauty of a concoction quite by accident. You know, it was one of those nights where we were in need of a little nightcap so I explored the cupboard full of leftover booze from Christmas! 

Dead easy to make, these shots are great for those like me…who don’t really like shooters! Easy to drink and the after taste is just like a chocolate orange. So grab your cocktail shaker and drink up!

If shots are your jam, check out my equally as easy Gin Shots With Lime and have a browse of my other cocktail recipes.

Ingredients 

  • Kahlua: A sweet coffee flavored liquor made with rum.
  • Creme de Caco: Chocolate flavored liquor. I used the clear spirit rather than the chocolate cream but I would wager this would also work well.
  • Grand Marnier: For that delicious orange after taste.
  • Ice: Shake the cocktail with a good amount of ice. No one likes a warm shot!
  • Sugar and orange: For the rim. Rub a little fresh orange around the top of the shot glasses before dipping in sugar. Before you shoot you’ll get a wonderful aroma of fresh oranges.

How To Make Chocolate Orange Shots

It takes no more than a couple of minutes to make these delicious dessert shots!

  • Rim your glasses with sugar. Add ice to a cocktail shaker along with the liqueurs and shake. (photo 1)
  • Pour and shoot! (photo 3)

Two shots to show how to make the shooters

Can you make this shot without a cocktail shaker?

Yes you can! If you don’t have a cocktail shaker (which is a great investment FYI), you can shake this chocolate orange shot in a mason jar or other container with a sealable lid. Just make sure the lid is secure or things will get messy in a hurry! It definitely needs to be shaken so that the liquors blend together, so don’t skip this.

How long do you need to shake the cocktail?

You want to shake this shot for at least 30 seconds, this will really help to meld all of the flavors together and get the shots icy cold. The cocktail shaker should be freezing by the time you pour it. Plus you’ll look like Tom Cruise from Cocktail, everyone likes a bit of bar flair!

Tips To Make Chocolate Orange Shots

  • Be sure to rim your glasses with the orange and sugar. The fresh orange is aromatic and you’ll get a hit of sweetness as you down the shot and it really helps to add to the flavor.
  • Shoot as soon as you’ve poured the drink. These shots aren’t meant to be made ahead of time.
  • Use a good handful of ice in the shaker. The shots are best served icy cold and they will also help to dilute the liquor a little.

Two chocolate orange shots on a marble work surface

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Two shots next to a cocktail shaker

Chocolate Orange Shots

These chocolate orange shots are the perfect way to get your party started! Made with three ingredients these shooters come together quickly and easily.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 shots
Calories: 190kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces kahlua
  • 1 ounce creme de cocoa
  • 1 ounce grand marnier
  • orange and sugar to rim the glasses
  • ice

Instructions

  • Cut an orange in half and wipe it around the rim of your shot glasses. Dip the glasses into sugar to create the rim.
  • Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add the spirits. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into the shot glasses and shoot.

Notes

  1. Be sure to rim your glasses with the orange and sugar. The fresh orange is aromatic and you'll get a hit of sweetness as you down the shot and it really helps to add to the flavor.
  2. Shoot as soon as you've poured the drink. These shots aren't meant to be made ahead of time.
  3. Use a good handful of ice in the shaker. The shots are best served icy cold and they will also help to dilute the liquor a little.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 22g
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1 Comment

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    Jane Saunders
    March 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Fantastic! I’ll confess to not shooting them back though, as I just enjoyed the taste too much and wanted to savour each sip.

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