Yes, these Jolly Rancher Shots are amazing, but so are all of these related cocktail recipes that you'll probably enjoy: the Jolly Rancher Slush Shots
, the Jolly Rancher Skull Crusher Shot
, the Real Jolly Rancher Jello Shots
, the Gourmet Jolly Rancher Green Apple Martini
, the Watermelon Jolly Rancher Margarita
, and the Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher Slush.
In terms of the actual Jolly Rancher Shots, the recipe calls for blue curacao, Watermelon Pucker, and yes, a splash of Everclear. If you haven't heard of Everclear, according to the Everclear Wikipedia page
, it is "a brand name of rectified spirit (also known as grain alcohol and neutral spirit) produced by the American company Luxco (formerly known as the David Sherman Corporation)." The Everclear Wikipedia page also notes that "It is made from grain and is bottled at 120, 151 and 190 U.S. proof (60%, 75.5% and 95% alcohol by volume)." So yeah, this is some pretty potent stuff — but don't worry, there isn't too much of it in this cocktail. There is, however, plenty of Jolly Rancher mixed drink recipe flavor. JOLLY RANCHER SHOT
1 Part Blue Curacao
1 Part Watermelon Pucker
1. Pour blue curaçao into base of shot glass before layering watermelon pucker on top.
2. Gently float a small layer of everclear on top.