Skip to Content

Pink Starburst Shooter (Only 3 Ingredients!)

Pink Starburst Shooter (Only 3 Ingredients!)

Introducing the Pink Starburst Shooter! This pink Starburst shot recipe requires only 3 ingredients: watermelon pucker, vanilla vodka (or regular vodka) and sweet and sour mix. 

Rub the shot glass rim with sparkling pink sugar to make it super fancy and whimsical. 

Check out our other drink recipes for inspiration: Lemon Drop Shot, Lemon Drop Martini, Mexican Candy Shot, White Tea Shot, Green Tea Shot, Madras Drink, Corona Sunrise, Espresso Martini and Michelada.

Ingredients to make a Starburst Shot Recipe.

Pink Starburst Shot

Starburst shots are ready to throw back in under 5 minutes. Cocktails with minimal ingredients are our go-to; this one being no exception. Pass on the C4 Starburst energy drink and make these instead. 

Snag a bag of Starburst all pink and red candies on Amazon. The mix includes the following flavors: strawberry, watermelon, fruit punch, and cherry. You don’t need them to make the drink but they’re fun to nosh on while taking your shooter.

all pink and red starburst fruit chews

Vanilla Vodka

Vanilla is an essential flavor element as it really makes it taste like a pink Starburst shooter. There are two options to add this flavor element:

Option 1 – Use vanilla vodka

Option 2 – Use regular vodka but add 1/8 tsp of real vanilla extract to the mix for each shot.

Clear liquid being poured into a cocktail shaker.

How to Make A Pink Starburst Shooter

Only a few quick steps stand between you and a shot glass full of pink goodness!

  • Place 1-2 tbsp. of pink sugar on a small plate. Place 1-2 tbsp corn syrup on a second small plate. Dip the top of the shot glass into the corn syrup followed by the sugar to coat. Set aside.

Pink sugar on a plate with an upside down shot glass.

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice followed by the watermelon schnapps, vodka and sweet and sour mix. Shake well for 15-20 seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into a shot glass and shoot away!

Garnish Ideas

If serving for a party, here are a few cute garnish ideas to consider:

  • Pink Starburst Fruit Chew or Pink Mini Starbursts
  • Whip cream or dollop of cool whip
  • Wedge of fresh watermelon
  • Fresh strawberries

When To Serve

So. Many. Options. Especially with the pretty pink coloring. Shot recipes are perfect for:

  • Bachelorette party
  • Baby Shower
  • Sunday Funday brunch
  • Birthday bashes
  • On a random Friday night…just because
  • Graduation parties

Red liquid being poured into a cocktail shaker.

Variations

It’s always fun to mix things up! Here are a few ideas:

Rim – Use Chamoy Sauce or white sugar on the rim.

Juice – Replace the watermelon schnapps with watermelon juice or even other flavored juices: guava, or strawberry.

Mix up the Pucker! Try strawberry schnapps or mango schnapps. Here are other schnapps flavors to consider.

Pink Slushy

Turn your pink Starburst shooter into a pink Starburst cocktail slushy. To make, just add all the ingredients into a high speed blender along with a cup or two of ice and blend until slushy.

Ice being put into a cocktail glass.

Are Starburst Gluten-free

Yes- Starburst fruit chews are gluten-free candy. Starburst gluten-free candy is safe for those gluten intolerant. Score!

No Cocktail Shaker, No Problem

Don’t have a cocktail shaker? No worries – just add everything into a large cup with ice and stir until mixed. Then pour the liquid out to a shot glass as you don’t want the ice watering down the shot.

3 shot glasses full of pink liquid.

Pink Starburst Drink Tips

  • Don’t have corn syrup? Use honey or agave. If pressed for another option, use lime juice. Just rub a slice on the top edges to coat before dipping in the sugar.
  • Scale up and make a “party punch”. Add the watermelon pucker schnapps, vodka and sweet and sour mix to a large pitcher and stir. When ready to serve, shake in a cocktail shaker to chill and serve.
Three pink starburst shooters.
Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Pink Starburst Shooter

Introducing the Pink Starburst Shooter! This pink starburst shot recipe, requires only 3 ingredients: watermelon schnapps, vanilla vodka (or regular vodka) and sweet and sour mix.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drink Recipe, Shot Recipe
Servings: 2 shots
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $4

Ingredients

USING VANILLA VODKA

  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 oz Watermelon Pucker Schnapps
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • OPTIONAL: Pink Sugar for Rim

USING NON-FLAVORED VODKA

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Watermelon Pucker Schnapps
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • ¼ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • OPTIONAL: Pink Sugar for Rim

Instructions

  • OPTIONAL RIM: Place 1-2 tbsp. of pink sugar on a small plate. Place 1-2 tbsp corn syrup on a second small plate. Dip the top of the shot glass into the corn syrup followed by the sugar to coat. Set aside.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice followed by the watermelon schnapps, vodka and sweet and sour mix. Plus vanilla extract, if using. Shake well for 15-20 seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into a shot glass and shoot away!

Notes

Nutritional calculations are just estimates and are not exact.

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 0.1mg | Iron: 0.01mg
Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.