Cherry Cheesecake Shots

Cherry Cheesecake Shot

Originally Posted On January 8, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Our Cherry Cheesecake Shot Recipe Tastes Amazing!

This aptly named shot really does taste just like Cherry Cheesecake. So if you love cheesecake as much as I do, you’ll love this cherry cheesecake shot recipe as an after dinner primer shot or drink, or just a shooter that tastes really good. Gotta’ love shots that taste like food!

And if you’re into breakfast foods, try our Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot recipe, between these two shots you have two liquid meals ready to go.

These no bake cheesecake shots are meant to be served in a shooter glass. If you don’t have one, then just use a normal shot glass. A shooter glass is just a taller and less wide glass than a shot glass. So just use whatever you have.

This is an easy three ingredient shot to make. You’ll need a shaker and some ice, and a strainer. Then just add your ingredients, vanilla vodka, grenadine and a splash of pineapple juice.

As far as the vodka goes, any vanilla flavored vodka will do, but my preference is Absolut or Stoli Vanilla vodka. They just taste the best to me as far as vanilla vodkas go.

The recipe included here is enough for one shot. Just double or triple it for more shooters.

This red shot is a bit sweet, so don’t do too many as they may make you sick after a few. If you want to cut down on their sweetness, you can cut down on the grenadine and add a bit more pineapple juice.

Or try this recipe with cranberry juice as a replacement for the grenadine completely and add a splash of pineapple juice for a much less sweet drink.

Cherry Cheesecake Shot Recipe

Cherry Cheesecake Shot

Cherry Cheesecake Shot

Yield: 1 Shot
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This easy cherry cheesecake shot recipe includes a vanilla vodka of your choice (I like Stoli or Absolut), grenadine and a splash of pineapple juice. This only takes a minute to make and tastes just like real cherry cheesecake.


  • 1⁄2 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1⁄2 ounce grenadine
  • Splash of pineapple juice
  • Ice


  • Boston shaker or Pint Glass
  • Strainer


  1. Add ice to your shake - quarter full is enough.
  2. Add the vanilla vodka, grenadine and a splash of pineapple juice to shaker.
  3. Shake for a few seconds to chill drink.
  4. Pour into shot or shooter glass.
  5. Enjoy!


Optional: If you want to add a dash of pizazz to your shots, combine the voka and grenadine, but NOT the pineapple juice in the shaker. After you add the mix to the shot glass, then top off the shot with the pineapple juice. This will give you the same shot, but the top of the shot will be a lighter pinkish color that just looks more upscale.

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Notes on Ingredients and Brands

  • Vanilla Vodka: Opt for a quality vanilla-infused vodka like Stoli Vanil or Absolut Vanilia to ensure a smooth, rich base for your shot.
  • Grenadine: Roses and Finest Call are two of my favorite choices and are readily available at most stores and online.
  • Pineapple Juice: Freshly squeezed pineapple juice is ideal for a bright, tropical flavor. If that’s not an option, Dole or Ocean Spray canned juices are solid alternatives.


Measurement (ML)Measurement (Ounces)Ingredient
15 ml0.5 ozVanilla Vodka
15 ml0.5 ozGrenadine
SplashSplashPineapple Juice


    You’ll need a Boston shaker or a pint glass for mixing, and a strainer to ensure a silky, smooth pour into your shot or shooter glass.


    To craft this delectable concoction, begin by filling your shaker with ice, around a quarter full. Then, add the vanilla vodka, grenadine, and a gentle splash of pineapple juice. Cap your shaker and shake for a few seconds, allowing the ingredients to get cold enough to serve. Finally, strain the mixture into a shot or shooter glass, garnish and drink up.

    Drink Details

    Drink Type: Shot

    Serving Size: 1 shot

    ABV (Alcohol by Volume): Approximately 10-15%

    Nutritional Information

    For those watching their intake, here are approximate values for the Cherry Cheesecake Shot: around 100-120 calories, 15-20 grams of sugar, and 7-9 grams of carbohydrates.

    Tasting Notes

    The Cherry Cheesecake Shot embodies a range of flavors, offering a sweet and slightly tart cherry taste, complemented by the creamy undertones of cheesecake. It’s a burst of one of my favorite desserts (NY Cheesecake) in a single shot.


    For a non-alcoholic alternative, replace the vanilla vodka with vanilla syrup or extract and omit the grenadine. You’ll still enjoy a taste reminiscent of cherry cheesecake without the spirits.

    You can also make cherry cheesecake shot with Rumchata. Just replace the vodka with Rumchata using the same amounts for an alternative that’s a bit different.

    Presentation and Garnish

    Serve the Cherry Cheesecake Shot in a shot or shooter glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and whipped cream or a thin lemon twist to add a touch of sophistication to the presentation. Feel free to get creative with presentation, perhaps rimming the glass with crushed graham crackers to really get the whole cheesecake experience.

    Safety and Responsible Drinking

    Remember to enjoy your cocktails responsibly. The Cherry Cheesecake Shot may be sweet, but it still packs a punch, so please drink in moderation and never drink and drive.

    Final Thoughts

    The Cherry Cheesecake Shot is a miniature indulgence that brings the flavors of a classic dessert to your shot glasses. It’s a delightful treat for any occasion, and its sweet, creamy, and fruity blend is sure to leave your guests craving for more.

    Be sure to let us know in the comments what you think about this recipe and if you made any tweaks that really work, share them with us and we’ll include them in the article. Thanks for reading!

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