The Scooby Snack Shot: Not Just For Meddling Kids

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When you’re out at a bar, it is common to be at a loss for what to order, especially if you don’t visit the bar scene frequently. Unfortunately, most bars don’t provide a drink menu that lists typical shots that people order, so you should know a few at the top of your head. For example, one famous shot frequently ordered at bars is the Scooby Snack Shot.

Ordering A Scooby Snack Shot With A Straight Face

Continue reading to learn about the Scooby Snack Shot and how It’s made. This mixed drink is excellent for ordering at a bar or making at home.

What is a Scooby Snack Shot?

A Scooby Snack Shot is a drink inspired by the Scooby-Doo-shaped fruit snacks, and the shots mimic the flavor of the fruit snacks well. These shots have a tropical sweet flavor and are fantastic for pleasing crowds. The shot’s name comes from the popular ’70s TV show Scooby-Doo because the Scooby Snack is frequently displayed on the show.

The Scooby Snack Shot is usually a bluish-green color because of the addition of melon liqueur to the shot. The melon liqueur helps drinkers associate the appearance of the shot with the appearance of the popular fruit snacks it’s modeled after. This appearance gives the shot a nostalgic pop culture appeal that people enjoy thoroughly.

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What’s in a Scooby Snack Shot

Each bartender may have their take on the Scooby Shot, but the essential ingredients are coconut rum, banana liqueur, melon liqueur, and either heavy cream or whipped cream. These ingredients are distributed in equal parts, and this drink should go in a shooter glass instead of a regular shot glass. But, of course, the way a bartender chooses to combine these ingredients is up to their discretion. 

These ingredients create a sweet tropical-tasting drink that has increased in popularity. Unfortunately, due to the significant sugar content of this drink, there are 256 calories per shot. So if you’re monitoring your calorie intake, this shot is not an ideal option. However, this shot is perfect if you just want something sweet and tropical.

How to Make a Scooby Snack Shot

Different bartenders will make the shot using different methods. Therefore, some creative liberty is permitted when making a Scooby shot. Below are steps you can take to make your Scooby Snack Shot at home.

Gather Your Bar Tools

To make the Scooby shot, you need the following items:

Grab Your Ingredients

These ingredients are vital to constructing your own Scooby Shot, and they do not have replacements that taste similar.

  • Clear coconut rum 
  • Melon liqueur
  • Banana liqueur
  • Pineapple juice
  • Heavy cream or whipped cream

Measure Ingredients and Add To Cocktail Shaker

Each ingredient must be equal parts and fit in your shooter glass, so you should measure each ingredient at .5 oz using your jigger, including your whipped or heavy cream. The jigger will ensure you use equal parts of each ingredient, and the glass won’t overfill once you pour.

Add Ice and Shake

It would be best to shake it hard because you use heavy cream or whipped cream in this cocktail. In addition, you want to ensure the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Shake hard for about ten seconds.

Strain into Glass

Unlock your cocktail shaker by hitting its side and straining your drink into your glass to prevent chunks or debris from getting into the drink. Make sure the glass is large enough to accommodate your measurements.

Top with Whipped Cream

This step is optional. Topping the drink with whipped cream makes it more attractive to your guests, but because the cream is already in the drink, this step is unnecessary. However, if you neglected to put cream in the drink, you can compensate by topping it with whipped cream instead.

How To Serve the Scooby Snack Shot to Groups of People

To accommodate the shot for larger groups, multiply the ingredients by the number of people who want the shot. You can shake multiple orders in one cocktail shaker and strain them equally into each shooter glass or rocks glass.

Can You Stir the Scooby Snack Shot?

Stirring this drink instead of shaking it will not incorporate the ingredients properly. If you stir the shot, then it is likely that your drink will have an unpleasant texture and an off flavor. Shots that are not straight liquor should always be shaken, not stirred (cred to you, James Bond)..

Final Thoughts

The Scooby Snack Shot is a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re ordering drinks for your group at a bar or impressing your guests with your bartending skills at home, this shot is fantastic for pleasing large groups of people. In addition, the Scooby Shot is nostalgic and delicious. It can’t miss.

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