Bloody Mary Shots are a classic favorite when it comes to savory cocktails. With the Devil’s Fire Shot, the spicy twist on the traditional Bloody Mary recipe will set your taste buds ablaze and make your next Halloween gathering unforgettable!
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Bloody Mary Shots
A Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail made with vodka, tomato juice, and a mix of spices and flavorings like Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and various herbs.
It’s a brunch favorite, often garnished with everything from celery sticks and olives to bacon and chicken wings! It is sometimes touted as a hangover cure.
We’ve taken a basic Bloody Mary Shots recipe and kicked it up a notch with Chipotle Tequila, Pepper Vodka, and spicy Bloody Mary mix.
Adding Tajin seasoning on the rim, a blend of chili peppers, lime, and sea salt, adds an extra layer of zest and heat.
The garnish for the shots is a combination of lime, jalapeño, and fresh parsley, which looks great and complements the spicy and savory cocktail flavors.
Devil’s Fire Shot
We’ve dubbed the fiery concoction the Devil’s Fire Shot, and it would be a great addition to Halloween festivities!
The fiery red hue and spicy kick make them perfect for a night of spooky fun.
Imagine serving these at a Halloween party or a themed dinner event.
They’re a great conversation starter, especially when served alongside other themed dishes.
So grab that cocktail shaker, and let’s go!
Ingredients & Equipment For Bloody Mary Shots
Ingredients For Devil’s Fire
- Tanteo Chipotle Tequila – Any spicy tequila will work in this shot if you can’t find this brand.
- Pepper Vodka – Such as Absolut Peppar. However, if you can’t source this, you can make your own pepper vodka by adding 2 tablespoons of slightly cracked peppercorns to 750ml of vodka and leaving to infuse for 7 days. Gentle shake every day, and strain when ready to use.
- Spicy Bloody Mary Mix – If you can’t find a spicy mix, simply use regular Bloody Mary mix or tomato juice and add hot sauce or chili powder to your desired heat level.
- This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker!
- Use a container with a tight-fitting lid—like a mason jar or the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
- Cocktail Skewers – for skewering jalapeños and lime.
- Shot Glasses
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What Can I Serve With Bloody Mary Shots?
For some quick and easy appetizers.
- Cheese Cubes: Simply skewer cubes of your favorite cheeses onto cocktail sticks for an easy grab-and-go snack. Cheddar, Brie, and Stilton are all great choices.
- Peeled Shrimp: A popular garnish for Bloody Marys and a great party appetizer.
- Pickled Pearl Onions and Caper Berry Skewers: A tangy and savory bite that pairs well with the shots.
- Jalapeño Poppers: Wrap them up like Mummies for a fun Halloween twist.
- Guacamole and Tortilla Chips: The guacamole’s creaminess will balance the shots’ spiciness, while the tortilla chips add a satisfying crunch.
More Halloween Cocktails To Make
For more seasonal drinking, try these Halloween Cocktails:
- Lucifer Morningstar Cocktail With Rum, Red Wine & Ginger Beer
- Black Raven Cocktail with Rum & Jägermeister
- Hocus Pocus Cocktail with Vodka & Spiced Rum
And check out how to use Dry Ice In Drinks for Halloween!
- Use ice cubes in the cocktail shaker to ensure the shots are super chilled.
- For a milder version, replace the spicy liquors with regular ones.
- Experiment with different hot sauces to find your preferred heat level.
- Pickle Shots! For a fun way to serve the spicy tomato shots, halve and hollow out large pickles to form pickle shot glasses. Slice a thin sliver from the base of the pickle so that it stands up. It becomes a drink and snack in one!
- When setting up your bar, place out popular Bloody Mary garnishes such as celery stalks, kosher salt, celery salt, olives, dill pickle spears, pickled vegetables, and Worcestershire Sauce.
Bloody Mary Shot Variations
Here are some variations of the original cocktail recipe you might like to try.
Virgin Devil’s Fire Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy this spicy, we simply remove the alcohol!
- Just increase the spicy Bloody Mary mix, and add hot sauce for extra spice.
Devil’s Fire Mocktails with Non-Alcoholic Spirits
For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.
In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com.
Other brands include Strykk (UK) and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.
Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed above instead of the alcoholic ones.
Big Batch Bloody Mary Shots
Want to make a big batch of these spicy shots for a party or gathering? It’s easy – here’s how!
If you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct, and you can make as much as you need to.
To make Devil’s Fire Shots for a crowd, mix together:
- 2 parts Chipotle Tequila
- 2 parts Pepper Vodka
- 4 parts Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
Serve the large batch cocktail in pitchers and add ice to keep the drink chilled and pour into shot glasses.
TIP! To prevent dilution, pour tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix into ice cube trays, and use those to keep the mixture cold.
While it’s best to enjoy the cocktail fresh to savor its flavors, you may have some left at the end of your party—don’t let it go to waste!
- Store any leftover Bloody Mary mix in an airtight pitcher or container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Garnishes like lime wedges and jalapeños are best used fresh.
Setting Up Your Cocktail Bar
When setting up your cocktail bar or serving area, you could include the following:
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make Bloody Mary Shots?
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For Glass Rim
- Lime Wedges
- Tajin Seasoning
For the Shots
- 2 oz Chipotle Tequila
- 2 oz Pepper Vodka
- 4 oz Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
- Lime Wedges
- Jalapeño Slices
- Fresh Parsley Sprigs
- To add Tajin to the shot glasses, pour some Tajin onto a plate. Then rub the lime wedge around the rim of each glass. Dip the glass rim into the Tajin and twist. Set glasses aside.
- Place the Chipotle Tequila, Pepper Vodka, and Spicy Bloody Mary Mix into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well for 15-30 seconds to combine and chill.
Strain into prepared shot glasses.
- Skewer a lime wedge and slice of jalapeño onto a cocktail stick. Add to shot glasses with a sprig of parsley. Cheers!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 18gSugar: 15gProtein: 7g
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Dinner Party Menu Suggestions!
The beverage is covered, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a dinner party or special meal:
- Appetizer/Starter: Cheese Board
- Soup: Tomato Soup
- Salad: Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Croutons
- Main Dish: Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Vegetables
- Side Dish: Roasted Beets and Brussels
- Dessert: Cherry Pecan Ice Cream
FAQ About Bloody Marys
Here are some questions people often ask about making Bloody Mary cocktails.
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Traditionally, vodka is used in Bloody Marys.
Vodka is the classic choice, but variations like tequila or gin can be used for a different flavor profile.
It’s typically made of tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, hot sauce, and other seasonings.
Gin is a popular alternative. When using gin, the drink is called a Red Snapper.
It’s subjective. Vodka offers a neutral base, while gin adds botanical flavors.
There are non-alcoholic spirits available in the market that mimic the taste of vodka.
Bloody Marys are enjoyed by people of all genders. Drink preferences are personal and not gender-specific.
The origins are debated, but one theory is that it’s named after Queen Mary I of England, known for her brutal persecution of Protestants.
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