Santa’s Little Helper Shot

Oh yes, I’m getting ultra festive today, friends! Here is a super fun and delicious holiday shot recipe for you. It’s a vibrant, cherry red color—perfect for the holidays. Which is why I decided to call it Santa’s Little Helper. 🙂 It’s sweet and not overly boozy in taste (it’s still an alcoholic shot, but I just mean it does not taste like straight alcohol as those are never my favorite shots). And bonus points if you serve these in little boot shot glasses because they look like stockings!

And, I know some of you are gonna ask where I got my boot shot glasses from, so here they are. I also saw they have ski boot-shaped shot glasses, which might even be better?

Santa’s Little Helper Shot, makes one

1 oz. KINKY Pink Liqueur
1 oz. IL Tramonto Amaretto
big splash of Grenadine
cute boot shot glass, optional but fun!

Combine the two liqueurs in your shot glass, then splash in the Grenadine.

You can adjust this recipe slightly based on your shot glass. I’ve noticed that shot glasses can vary a little in size, especially more novelty ones like these (since it’s more about the shape than being a unit of exact measurement). The main thing you want to keep in mind is to use equal parts of the two liqueurs and just a splash of the Grenadine. Just enough to add some red color and some additional sweetness, but don’t overdo it with Grenadine. These are easy to make lots of servings of for parties. Enjoy and happy holidays! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman.
boot shaped shot glass with red liquor
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Santa's Little Helper Shot, makes one


  • 1 oz. KINKY Pink Liqueur
  • 1 oz. IL Tramonto Amaretto
  • big splash of Grenadine
  • cute boot shot glass optional but fun!


  1. Combine the two liqueurs in your shot glass, then splash in the Grenadine.
  • These shot glasses are precious. I have to find these for when I host a Christmas party.
    Meghan |

  • Oh my gosh I HAVE to try these! The cute boot shot glass makes this perfect! Im obsessed

  • I just smiled when I saw your Santas Little Helper shots. That’s such fun idea!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ginger by Choice I food & lifestyle blog

  • So adorable!! Now I can finally stop searching for a recipe for my shots on my X-mas party.

  • It looks so cool in those little boot glasses, I love the idea!

  • Those little glass bottles are adorable! Where do you guys find all these little gems? ❤

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • These are adorable, would be great for our upcoming Christmas Party!

    ~Kindness Curated

    • Totally. I’m hosting a holiday party next weekend and am planning to serve these. 🙂

  • This sounds like a necessity already this holiday season and it’s barely December!

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