Bubblegum Shooter Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Bubblegum Shooter is a fun, playful cocktail that brings back memories of childhood with its sweet, candy-like flavor. It's a favorite at parties and social gatherings, particularly among those who enjoy sweet drinks. It's a relatively modern cocktail, with no specific origin story, but it's loved by those who have a sweet tooth and enjoy a bit of nostalgia in their drinks.

  • Who would like it?

    • Those who enjoy sweet, fruity flavors

    • People who enjoy fun, playful cocktails

    • Anyone with a sweet tooth

How Bubblegum Shooter Tastes?

The Bubblegum Shooter is incredibly sweet, with a strong fruity flavor that's reminiscent of bubblegum. It's light and easy to drink, with a smooth, creamy texture. The banana liqueur adds a tropical note, while the cream and blue curacao create a rich, velvety mouthfeel.

Interesting facts about Bubblegum Shooter

  • The Bubblegum Shooter is often served in a shot glass, making it a popular choice for parties and gatherings.
  • Despite its name, the Bubblegum Shooter doesn't contain any actual bubblegum. The name comes from its sweet, candy-like flavor.
  • The blue curacao in the Bubblegum Shooter gives it a distinctive blue color, adding to its fun, playful appearance.


Banana Liqueur (1 oz)

A tropical twist that adds sweetness and banana flavor. If less is used, the cocktail would lose its fruity punch, and using more might overpower other flavors. Without it, you'd miss the cocktail’s key flavor profile. An alternative could be banana-flavored syrup with a splash of rum for the kick.

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Blue Curacao (1 oz)

This provides the vibrant blue color and subtle orange flavor. Less of it would result in a less colorful drink, while more would add excessive sweetness and citrus taste, potentially unbalancing the drink. If omitted, the bubblegum illusion would fizzle. A similar substitute could be triple sec with blue food coloring if it's just the color you're after.

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Cream (1 oz)

The cream is what gives the shooter its smooth, velvety texture. Too little, and the drink becomes thin; too much could tip it into a milky territory. Without cream, the Bubblegum Shooter would lose its luxurious mouthfeel. A non-dairy alternative like coconut cream could be used for a vegan twist that slightly alters the flavor but maintains the texture.

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Recipe. How to make Bubblegum Shooter Drink

  1. Pour the banana liqueur into a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Add the blue curacao and cream.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a shot glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Serve the Bubblegum Shooter chilled for the best flavor.
  • You can garnish the shot with a small piece of bubblegum for a fun touch.

Perfect Pairings

When considering what to serve alongside a sweet and colorful cocktail like the Bubblegum Shooter, you'd want to lean towards lighter fare or capitalize on the theme of playful indulgence.

  • Desserts: A classic pairing for a sweet cocktail. Consider desserts that won't overpower the drink's flavor, like vanilla ice cream, light sponge cakes, or fruit sorbets.

  • Salty Snacks: The contrast of sweet beverages with salty snacks can be delightful. Think about serving with mini pretzels, salted nuts, or popcorn.

  • Candy: Play up the 'bubblegum' theme by pairing with actual bubblegum or various gummy candies which guests can enjoy as a playful nod to the cocktail's name.

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What you could change in Bubblegum Shooter

  • Banana Liqueur: You can substitute banana liqueur with another fruity liqueur if desired. Peach schnapps or melon liqueur could work well.
  • Blue Curacao: If you don't have blue curacao, you can use another orange-flavored liqueur, like Grand Marnier or Cointreau. However, this will change the color of the drink.

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Creative Twists on the Bubblegum Shooter Cocktail

  • ### Cotton Candy Dream Ingredients: 1 oz Banana Liqueur, 1 oz Blue Curacao, 1 oz Cream, A tuft of cotton candy Recipe: Prepare as usual, but before shaking, add a small tuft of cotton candy into the shaker. The cotton candy will dissolve, adding a touch of whimsy and extra sweetness. The result is a slightly sweeter drink with a fun story to tell – perfect for bringing out the child in everyone.

  • ### Tropical Bubblegum Ingredients: 1 oz Banana Liqueur, 1 oz Blue Curacao, 1 oz Coconut Cream Recipe: Substitute cream with coconut cream and shake as normal. This twist creates a tropical, coconut-infused version of the original that might transport you to the beach with its flavors – an exotic take on a playful drink.

  • ### Berry Blue Blast Ingredients: 1 oz Raspberry Liqueur, 1 oz Blue Curacao, 1 oz Cream, Fresh raspberries Recipe: Replace banana liqueur with raspberry liqueur, garnish with fresh raspberries. Shaking it up with berry flavors gives the cocktail a tart edge and a deeper pink hue, making it a stunning choice for those who want a bit of tang in their treat.

In case you forgot basics how to make Bubblegum Shooter

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

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Frequently Asked Questions on Bubblegum Shooter

What type of glass is best for serving the Bubblegum Shooter?

Typically, the Bubblegum Shooter is served in a shot glass.

Can I use a different type of cream for the Bubblegum Shooter?

Yes, you can use any type of cream you prefer, but keep in mind it may alter the overall flavor and texture of the cocktail.

I don't like banana flavor. Can I still enjoy a Bubblegum Shooter?

Yes, you can substitute the banana liqueur with another fruity liqueur of your choice as suggested in the recipe. However, changing the ingredient will alter the final flavor.

Is the Bubblegum Shooter a strong cocktail?

The strength of the cocktail largely depends on how much alcohol is used, and the Bubblegum Shooter's alcohol content is at 20%, which is considered moderate

Where does the Bubblegum Shooter get its name?

The Bubblegum Shooter gets its name from its sweet, reminiscent of bubblegum taste, not because it contains bubblegum.

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