Jelly Bean Shooter Recipe

Although the name implies otherwise, the jelly bean is no soft shooter. In fact, the taste of this powerhouse can be too much to handle for many. If you are a fan of black licorice or simply a shot that has spice without any sweetness, this is a shot for you to consider. Jelly bean shooter contains equal quantity of grenadine, anisette and Southern Comfort. This recipe details everything you need as well as the process involved in creating a jelly bean shooter.

Prep Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Yield: 01
Utensils: Shot glass, small spoon


Grenadine: 1/2 oz
Sambuca: 1/2 oz
Southern Comfort: 1/2 oz


  • 1

    Before doing anything else, you  will want to thoroughly wash your hands and the entire work surface that you will be using to make this drink. Be sure to also wash all the glasses, utensils and other items that you will be using to prepare this recipe. Remember it is always a good idea to keep your kitchen work surface free of clutter so that you can easily find what you are looking for when you need it.

  • 2

    Pick up a shot glass and place it in refrigerator for few minutes or until it is properly chilled. Make sure to put the glass in a secure location so that it does not fall or move around when you are constantly opening or closing the refrigerator door.

  • 3

    Remove the glass from refrigerator and place it on the table. Now, gently pour ½ oz of grenadine into the shot glass. Be careful while pouring as you do not want to spill anything.

  • 4

    Top the grenadine with ½ oz of Sambuca and wait for few seconds until it settles down.

  • 5

    Now, slowly float ½ oz of Southern Comfort on the top of the Sambuca layer. If you want to use some other type of liquor then it is entirely up to you but this can have an impact on the overall taste of this recipe. However, if you want to lighten the alcohol content then you can easily reduce the amount of these ingredients to suit your own personal taste.

  • 6

    Again, wait for few seconds until all three layers of the jelly bean shoots stable. Make sure that you take your time as this can take some practice to get the layers to sit separately in the shot glass. After a few attempts you will be able to do this easily.

  • 7

    Once everything has been done you can easily serve these shots to your friends for a good time. They will definitely enjoy putting these down and asking for more.

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