A simple prop makes all the difference for Halloween fun! These shot syringes are filled with Bloody Maria shots (a Bloody Mary made with tequila instead of vodka) for a spicy addition to the festivities. This post for those over the legal drinking age; always drink responsibly!
I have a few Halloween props that I’m sort of obsessed with using. I bought a set of shot syringes a few years ago at a pop up Halloween store that have been on high rotation. The odd thing though is I’ve never used them for what they are intended for until now.
I love repurposing. It’s my idea of the most evolved level of creativity I think. I love a surprise seeing something intended for one thing used for another. When I first found the shot syringes I had all sorts of ideas for them. I used them for Green Goddess dressing in a Freaky Halloween Salad. I used them for a raspberry sauce to squeeze onto a creepy Spider Egg Pudding.
Recently they were migrated closer to their intended purpose with Creepy Shirley Temples. They were filled with the grenadine for the mocktail which sippers could inject into the drink themselves.
I decided I really wanted to think of a fun shot to actually use them as intended. As I mused through combinations that might be fun, it struck me I was ignoring the obvious. What could be better than a Bloody Mary shot for Halloween? A Bloody MARIA shot, that’s what!
In case you aren’t familiar with Bloody Maria’s, they are a tomato-juice based spicy cocktail just like a Bloody Mary though instead of vodka they are made with tequila. Typically popular as a brunch drink, I love them for Halloween celebrating to take the edge off the processed sugar overload with their spicy punch.
These are made with blanco or silver tequila which tends to be lighter in flavor. Tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lime juice, horseradish and some salt and pepper. The level of heat can be adjusted before adding them to the syringes (or shot glasses for a more traditional serving method).
A favorite ingredient of mine is to use a small pinch of smoked salt in the cocktail itself and I use it to rim the glasses as well. It’s a pungent salt and a little goes a long way. The unique smokiness is so special and really elevated the cocktail’s flavors in my opinion. Serve with some thin lime wedges for a nice bite! Adding Bloody Maria Shots to your Halloween party festivities for adults (or for Trick-Or-Drink’ing which has been known to happen in my neighborhood for adults escorting ghouls and goblins on their candy collection Halloween night) they are a fun change of pace.
WHERE TO BUY: The syringes shown here can be found at Spirit Halloween stores or from their online store. Similar syringes may be purchased from Amazon.com as well.
Bloody Maria Shots
- 6 ounces Blanco Tequila
- 1 5.5- ounce can Tomato Juice
- ½ ounce fresh Lime Juice
- 8 dashes Worchesteshire Sauce
- 8 dashes Tabasco Sauce
- ½ teaspoon Horseradish Cream
- Pinch Smoked Salt
- Combine all ingredients into a shaker or quart Mason Jar. Seal, shake vigorously.
- Serving in shot syringes: place the open end in the Bloody Maria liquid and withdraw the plunger to suck the cocktail into the syringe.
- May be served chilled or room temperature. If wishing them to be chilled, combine the tomato juice and tequila in a jar and chill in the refrigerator. Mix the cocktails as described.
Wow, what a cool idea! I couldn’t think of stuff like this!
This is a fun way to entertain. Gives literal meaning to the word shots for sure. 🙂
Amanda Love says
This is a really cool way to serve drinks! I’ve seen it in bars but I never thought about making them myself. It’s definitely perfect for the Halloween! I’d love to save the recipe! Thanks!
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
I love how fun these are! My mother would love them as she sure loves her some bloody marys hahah
Toni Dash says
Excellent! You’ll be on the fast track to the Favorite Daughter award!
Chavonne H says
Oh yes this is right up my alley, I think it’s so creative and unique. Gives the adults something fun to look forward to for a Halloween party.
Kita Bryant says
I would love to know where you found the syringes at! They sound like they have multiple fun uses!
Toni Dash says
Hi Kita. My source with link is listed at the end of the post (before the recipe) where it says Where To Buy!
These look awesome. i LOVE the idea of anything in a syringe around this time, I think its totally brilliant and so different!
Our Family World says
What a brilliant idea! This would be great this coming weekend! My friends and family would love it too.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have to get some shot syringes. I have so many cool ideas of what I can do with them. I will have to try this drink recipe. It looks delicious and perfect for the shot syringes.