Hocus Pocus Shot

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Hocus Pocus Alcohol Shot Recipe

Cast a spell on your taste buds with the Hocus Pocus Shot, a bewitching blend perfect for Halloween festivities or any occasion that calls for a little magic.

This enchanting concoction layers the tart crispness of Apple Sourz, the refreshing cool of Creme de Menthe, and the autumnal warmth of Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, creating not just a drink but an experience.

Equipment Needed:

  • Shot glass
  • Bar spoon


  • Apple Sourz
  • Creme de Menthe
  • Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

How to Make the Hocus Pocus Shot:

  1. Begin by pouring Apple Sourz into the shot glass, filling it up to 70% of its capacity. The Apple Sourz provides a vibrant green base and a tart apple flavor that’s both refreshing and invigorating.
  2. Carefully add 10% Creme de Menthe over the Apple Sourz. The layer of Creme de Menthe introduces a cool minty layer that contrasts beautifully with the tartness of the apple.
  3. Complete the concoction by layering the final 20% with Pumpkin Spice Liqueur. Use a bar spoon to gently pour the liqueur over the previous layers. This not only adds a seasonal twist but also creates a visual effect reminiscent of a magical potion or a witch’s brew.

Serve and Enjoy: Present the Hocus Pocus Shot immediately to admire the layered effect before enjoying. This shot is perfect for Halloween parties, themed events, or whenever you’re in the mood for something uniquely delightful and slightly spooky.

Pro Tip: For an added touch of Halloween flair, garnish with a small candy corn on the rim of the shot glass or sprinkle a tiny amount of edible glitter on top for a magical finish.

FAQ for Hocus Pocus Shot

Q: Can I substitute any ingredients in the Hocus Pocus Shot? A: Yes, if you don’t have Apple Sourz, you can use any apple-flavoured liqueur or apple-flavoured syrup for a non-alcoholic version. Similarly, if Creme de Menthe or Pumpkin Spice Liqueur are not available, feel free to experiment with mint and pumpkin-flavoured syrups or look for alternative liqueurs that can provide a similar taste profile.

Q: Is it possible to prepare the Hocus Pocus Shot in advance? A: The Hocus Pocus Shot is best served fresh to maintain its layered appearance and optimal flavour. However, you can pre-measure the ingredients and have them ready for quick assembly when needed.

Q: How do I achieve perfect layers in my shot? A: To achieve perfect layers, pour each ingredient slowly over the back of a bar spoon to gently add the liquid to the shot glass. The difference in the density of the liquids will allow them to layer naturally.

Q: Can the Hocus Pocus Shot be made into a larger drink? A: Absolutely! You can scale the ingredients to create a larger drink version of the Hocus Pocus Shot. Adjust the ratios accordingly and serve in a larger glass. Keep in mind that the layering might be more challenging with larger volumes.

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