Cactus Cooler Shot Recipe

Grab a friend and head to the bar to order a round of these flavorful and energy packed shots. They’re cool, refreshing and usually surprise the new guy with how easy they are to throw back.

There are 2 primary ways to make a Cactus Cooler shot with one requiring more common ingredients. The other is mentioned below. When possible use this recipe and go for the basic option when these ingredients are available to your bar.

Cactus Cooler Shot Recipe
Recipe type: Shot Recipe
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  • ¾ Ounce Vodka (Preferably Mandarin)
  • ¾ Ounce Orange Liqueur (Preferably Triple Sec)
  • 1 Ounce Energy Drink
  1. Combine Vodka and Orange Liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Pour into shot glass.
  4. Add Energy Drink.
** This can also be served as a bomb shot by dropping a shot glass half filled with Vodka & half filled with Orange Liqueur into a pint glass with 8 Ounces of Energy Drink. Since I tend to order these quite a bit I've noticed that less than half of the bars I've ordered these from (from NY to LA) serve these as a bomb. Instead they serve it as a premixed shot using the recipe above.

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