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17 Fun Thanksgiving Shots (+ Easy Recipes)

Try these Thanksgiving shots to kick off your next turkey day!

We all know that Thanksgiving is the best time of the year to be with family and friends, but what about the drinks?

These shots make the party even more lively.

Below, I’ve included a list of the best drinks to enjoy this holiday season. 

Pumpkin Pie Vodka Shots with Whipped Cream
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If you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner party, these cocktails will be hit with your guests.

They’ll enjoy them and take home a recipe for their next Thanksgiving gathering.

Whether it’s an apple pie shot or a Bloody Mary shooter, these shots will be sure to put you in that festive mood.

Here are some of the best Thanksgiving shots that will make your holiday dinner party more enjoyable than ever.

1. Apple Pie Shot

This recipe is a must-try for all the apple pie lovers out there.

It’s a simple and quick way to get your pie fix without having to spend hours baking in the kitchen.

All you have to do is combine apple cider, whisky, cinnamon, and sugar to create this festive shot. What better way to make the season bright?

2. Cranberry Jell-O Shots 

The next time you need a quick dessert for Thanksgiving dinner, give this recipe a try. 

Using just four ingredients, these tasty shots come together quickly using very little effort. 

You can easily prepare a large batch of these cranberry jello shots ahead of time to make your life a little simpler.

3. Sangria Jell-O Shots

These sangria Jell-O shots are a fun and festive addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.

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Best of all, you only need 10 minutes to whip up a batch of these bad boys.

Every shot is an explosion of flavor on your palate.

The cinnamon spice mixes wonderfully with the orange juice, creating one sensational shot. 

4. Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots

These creamy, cool pumpkin pie pudding shots are perfect for any fall gathering.

Each alcohol-infused cup is creamy and dreamy, with the perfect amount of spice.

The zest of the pumpkin blends beautifully with the bite of Bailey’s, creating one tantalizing experience for your palate. 

5. Pumpkin Jell-O Shots (Pumpkin Pie Meets Jello Shots!)

Who knew that pumpkin pie and Jell-O were such a match made in heaven? Not convinced? This recipe is sure to change your mind. 

This shot is a classic fall cocktail, perfect for a family gathering at Halloween or Thanksgiving. 

You create these heavenly shots using heavy cream, whipped vodka, and pumpkin pie spice.

Then, top them with whipped cream for the ultimate finish.

6. Caramel Apple Jell-O Shots

This recipe is a twist on the original Jell-O shot recipe, and it tastes like an apple pie in a glass. 

The caramel apple flavor in these scrumptious shots makes them so irresistible, you could even serve them as dessert.

Best of all, they’re so easy to make, that you can whip them up in no time.

Next time you need a quick addition to your party, give this recipe a try. 

7. Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp or Oysters

You’ll love this recipe as a delightful twist on the classic Bloody Mary.

Each irresistible shot goes down easily and unleashes an explosion of savory flavors. 

The oyster and shrimp garnish is the icing on the cake, elevating these shooters to a whole new level of class. 

If you want to revamp the timeless cocktail, be sure to give this recipe a try. 

8. Bloody Mary Shots

Here’s another tiny addition to your cocktail party menu.

These Bloody Mary shots are just like the classic brunch bevy, except so much cuter!

I mean, how adorable do these shots look?

On Thanksgiving, set out a platter of these and watch as they disappear at record speed.

9. Fireball Pumpkin Pie Shots

I think Fireball is one of the best liquors during the holiday season.

The cinnamon spice warms you up during a frigid night.

But the flavors work perfectly with anything sweet to create a perfect winter dessert.

You’ll love these Fireball pumpkin pie shots for the combination of sweet, spicy flavors that will make your mouth water. 

10. Apple Pie Bourbon Shots 

How can you beat the combination of apple pie and bourbon?

The first is usually served as dessert, and the latter as an after-dinner drink during a hearty Thanksgiving meal.

Together, these two ingredients create one festive shot that will immediately put you in the holiday spirit.

In just 5 minutes, you can create these heart-warming shots that will wow your dinner guests. 

11. Cinnamon Apple Spiced Mule Shots 

Do your guests a favor and whip up a batch of these cinnamon apple spiced mule shots. 

After just one sip, you’ll have some extra pep in your step before the big meal.

You can also serve these shots as a decadent dessert as a grand finale for the holiday dinner.

The best part about this recipe is the hollowed-out apple used as a glass. I mean, how can it get any more autumn than that? 

12. Pumpkin Spice Latte Jell-O Shots 

If pumpkin-spiced lattes are your jam during the fall season, then you’ll love this dessert.

The combination of pumpkin spice and jello shots makes for one sensational autumn cocktail. 

You might turn your nose at the unlikely combination at first. But after just one shot you’ll fall in love with the sweet creaminess. 

13. Key Lime Pie Jell-O Shots 

If you think key lime pie is the ultimate holiday dessert, then keep reading!

All you need for this recipe is lime Jell-O, vodka, and cool whip to create a tangy, mouth-watering experience. 

Be sure to make a big batch since your guests will certainly go crazy for these shots. 

14. Fireball Apple Cider Jell-O Shots 

If you need a drink to really get the party started, you can’t beat this ultimate Thanksgiving shot recipe. 

You’ll love the unique combination of Fireball, apple cider, and Jolly Ranchers that work together to create a sweet and spicy shot. 

The burn of the cinnamon whisky blends perfectly with the apple flavoring, making this one sensational flavor bomb for your palate. 

15. Bacon Bourbon Apple Jello Shots

What goes together better than bacon, bourbon, and apple? 

This delicious trio pretty much summarizes the three flavors most important to me: savory, smoky, and sweet.

Using these staple ingredients, you can create an incredible shot that your guests will be raving about.

16. Fried Tequila Shots 

Now, this is one unique recipe you don’t want to miss.

If your mind is spinning at the possibility of a fried tequila shot, allow me to explain.

You dip bite-sized pieces of angel food cake in tequila before frying it to a golden brown. 

After dusting with powdered sugar and lime, you’re ready to pop one of these bad boys in your mouth and get the festivities started. 

17. Vegas Bomb Shot

You’ll enjoy the adventure of Vegas wherever you are with this classic cocktail recipe.

The fun part about this shot is the method of drinking.

You first combine cranberry juice, whisky, and peach schnapps into a glass, before dropping a shot of Red Bull inside.

Every sip unleashes a medley of fruity, zingy flavors that will wake you up and slow you down in the best way possible. 

17 Fun Thanksgiving Shots

These fun Thanksgiving shots are the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends! From apple pie to Jell-O to pumpkin pie, these festive shots are just too good.


  • Apple Pie Shot

  • Cranberry Jello Shots

  • Sangria Jello Shots

  • Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots

  • Pumpkin Jello Shots (Pumpkin Pie Meets Jello Shots!)

  • Caramel Apple Jello Shots

  • Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp or Oysters

  • Bloody Mary Shots

  • Fireball Pumpkin Pie Shots

  • Apple Pie Bourbon Shots

  • Cinnamon Apple Spiced Mule Shots

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots

  • Key Lime Pie Jello Shots

  • Fireball Apple Cider Jell-O Shots

  • Bacon Bourbon Apple Jello Shots

  • Fried Tequila Shots

  • Vegas Bomb Shot


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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