Water Moccasin Shot

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The Water Moccasin shot combines fruity sweetness, with a kick of whiskey, for a fun, crowd-pleasing cocktail.

Your guests will love this easy, 4-ingredient shot that goes down smooth yet packs a flavorful punch.

Photo of two water moccasin shots, on a wooden, round cutting board. There are lemon wedges in the background and lemon wedges in the foreground.

The Water Moccasin shot is the perfect cocktail for your next party. Its sweet, fruity flavors appeal to a wide range of palates.

This shot is easy to make in large batches ahead of time so you can quickly serve guests. Simply assemble all the ingredients and pour them into chilled shot glasses to have ready-made shots on hand for hours.

Why You’ll Love This Water Moccasin Shot Recipe

  • Goes Down Smooth – This shot is perfectly balanced between sweet and boozy. The peach schnapps and sweet and sour mix provide a pleasant fruitiness while the whiskey and triple sec add warmth.
  • Easy To Assemble – With only four ingredients, you can make large batches at a time and have it ready to go all night long.
  • Great For The Holidays – Make these Water Moccasin Shots for your next holiday and get ready to kick the festivities up a notch. Another great holiday cocktail we think you will love is our Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail. It’s sure to get your guests talking.
Top view photo of all four ingredients to make Water Moccasin Shots, in separate bowls. This includes peach schnapps, whisky, sweet and sour mix, and triple sec.

Ingredients To Make Water Moccasin Shots

To make Water Moccasin Shots, you’ll need just four ingredients that tie everything together and take this recipe to the next level.

Whiskey – Crown Royal (Canadian Whisky) is most commonly used in water moccasin shots because it has subtle vanilla notes and a bit of spice and sweetness. However, you could also use Jack Daniels (Tennessee Whiskey) or Captain Morgan (Spiced Rum) in this shot.

Peach Schnapps – Peach schnapps adds sweetness and a subtle fruity flavor to the shot.

Sweet and Sour Mix – Sweet and sour mix adds both sweetness and acidity. If you don’t have a sweet and sour mix on hand, you can use ½ ounce lemon juice, ½ ounce lime juice, and 1 teaspoon simple syrup (or ½ teaspoon quick dissolve sugar).

Triple Sec – Triple Sec enhances the fruitiness in the shot and helps add a bit more alcohol.

With these ingredients, you can make Water Moccasin Shots with simple ingredients that are sure to wow your guests.

Cindy’s Tips And Tricks For Making Water Moccasin Shots

Find A Whisky You Love

Customize this simple shot to your liquor preferences. Take some time to taste-test different bourbons, ryes or whiskies to determine your favorite brand for the shot.

The whiskey you choose will impact the flavor profile, so find one you love.

If whiskey isn’t your style, substitute rum, vodka, or even tequila! The peach schnapps and citrus flavors still shine through.

Try Serving In Chilled Glasses

The sensation of sipping chilled liquor makes the shot go down ultra smooth!

Garnish With Lemon and Peach Slices

Take thin slices of lemon, peach, or both and place one on the rim of each chilled shot glass before pouring the cocktail in. The bright pop of color lets guests know they’re in for a sweet, fruit-forward flavor sensation.

You can skewer the fruit on decorative cocktail picks for an even prettier presentation.

Photo of two water moccasin shots, on a wooden, round cutting board. There are lemon wedges in the background and lemon wedges in the foreground. There is also a blue and white kitchen towel to the right of the glasses.

FAQ About This Water Moccasin Shot Recipe

Bourbon or rye both complement the other flavors nicely. But pick a liquor that you love.

About 3-4 hours when ingredients are chilled.

Any mid-range peach schnapps will work well. DeKuyper and Hiram Walker are both good options.

The sweet fruity mixers mask the booziness well, but it still packs a punch.

Lemon juice, lime juice, or citrus soda all work as substitutions.

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Water Moccasin Shot

Closeup photo of two water moccasin shots, on a wooden, round cutting board.
The Water Moccasin shot combines fruity sweetness, with a kick of whiskey, for a fun, crowd-pleasing cocktail. Your guests will love this easy, 4-ingredient shot that goes down smooth yet packs a flavorful punch.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce sweet and sour mix
  • ½ ounce triple sec

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled– about 30 seconds.
    Photo of a mason jar with a lid. It's filled with ice and the ingredients to make Water Moccasin Shots, ready to shake.
  • Strain into a shot glass and enjoy immediately.
    Photo of a hand pouring out the shaken and chilled Water Moccasin Shot into a shot glass.

Notes

Find A Whisky You Love

Customize this simple shot to your liquor preferences. Take some time to taste-test different bourbons, ryes or whiskies to determine your favorite brand for the shot.
The whiskey you choose will impact the flavor profile, so find one you love.
If whiskey isn’t your style, substitute rum, vodka, or even tequila! The peach schnapps and citrus flavors still shine through.

Try Serving In Chilled Glasses

The sensation of sipping chilled liquor makes the shot go down ultra smooth!

Garnish With Lemon and Peach Slices

Take thin slices of lemon, peach, or both and place one on the rim of each chilled shot glass before pouring the cocktail in. The bright pop of color lets guests know they’re in for a sweet, fruit-forward flavor sensation.
You can skewer the fruit on decorative cocktail picks for an even prettier presentation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I just tried making the Water Moccasin Shot and it was a fantastic hit! The blend of flavors was spot-on, creating a smooth and enjoyable drink. It’s a simple yet impressive recipe that’s perfect for any gathering. Definitely a new favorite for my cocktail list!

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, Sam! We’re thrilled to hear that the Water Moccasin Shot was a fantastic hit for you. It’s great to know that the blend of flavors worked out perfectly, creating a smooth and enjoyable drink. We’re especially pleased that you found the recipe simple yet impressive, and suitable for gatherings. Hearing that it has earned a spot on your favorite cocktail list is the kind of success we love to hear about. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps others who might be thinking of trying this recipe for their next event.

      Warm regards,
      The HFHL Team