Tootsie Roll Shot Recipe

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This Tootsie Roll Shot recipe is super simple with only 2 ingredients. You will be surprised how much this Tootsie Roll cocktail tastes like the beloved chocolate candy.

Shot glass with dark drink and Tootsie roll candy.


This Tootsie Roll shot is a fun, sweet drink that is perfect for your next happy hour or after dinner drink. You can’t get any easier than 2 ingredients, all you will need is some coffee liqueur and orange juice.

Enjoy a sweet cocktail? Be sure to check out this cinnamon toast crunch shot and pineapple upside down cake shot.

What is a Tootsie Roll?

The Tootsie Roll is an oblong shaped, chewy chocolate candy that was launched in 1896. It has a consistency that is similar to taffy and caramel but a little different. This iconic candy got it’s name from the inventor’s daughter whose nickname was Tootsie.

Bottle of Kahlua and glass of orange juice.

What you need

Kahlua – Kahlua is a coffee flavor liqueur that contains coffee, rum, and sugar. It can usually be found where you buy liquor.

Orange juice – I recommend using orange juice with no pulp for a smooth shot.

How to make a Tootsie Roll shot

This easy shot recipe can be made in minutes. The recipe calls for a 1 part Kahlua to 1 part orange juice ratio but feel free to adjust to your taste.

Step one: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Gather your ingredients and shot glass.

Step two: Pour Kahlua in the shaker.

Bottle of Kahlua over cocktail shaker.

Step three: Pour orange juice into shaker.

Orange juice pouring into shaker.

Step four: Shake for a few seconds. Pour through strainer into shot glass and serve cold.

Step five: Enjoy your tootsie roll shooter cold.

Do I need a cocktail shaker?

You don’t necessarily need a cocktail shaker for this recipe. It can be poured straight into a shot glass.

If you do have a shaker it’s a good way to really combine the flavors of the Kahlua and orange juice to get the drink nice and cold.

Recipe tips

  • Kahlua is 20% alcohol by volume so it would be considered a mild drink.
  • This cocktail can also be made with the addition of 1/2 ounce vodka. The vodka makes the drink a little stronger.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker you can add the liquid to a ice filled jar that has a lid and use the jar as a shaker.
  • Want to make this a larger drink? You can easily double the ingredients and serve in a martini glass or rocks glass.

Does Kahlua need to be refrigerated?

Kahlua doesn’t need to be refrigerated after opening. It is shelf stable, just make sure to store it in a cool, dark place. Kahlua has a shelf life of about 4 years if it’s unopened.

Three shot glasses full of dark drink and Tootsie roll candies.

More easy shot recipes

  • Green Tea shot – This shot does not have green tea. Made with Jameson whiskey, a simple drink to make.
  • Apple Pie shot – Tastes just like the classic dessert. Serve with a little whipped cream and cinnamon.
  • Tequila JELLO shot – Try making these for your next BBQ or party.
  • Lemon Drop shot – Sweet and tart, this shot can also be made into a cocktail.
  • Vegas Bomb shot – This is a fun, fruity drink.

Did you make this drink? Please feel free to share in the comments below.

Shot glass with dark drink and Tootsie roll candy.
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Tootsie Roll Shot

By Heather
How to make a Tootsie Roll shot.
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1.5 ounces Kahlua
  • 1.5 ounces orange juice pulp free


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour orange juice and Kahlua into shaker. Shake for a few seconds.
  • Pour through strainer into a shot glass. Serve cold.



Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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