A drink infused with pistachio | Source: Shutterstock
A drink infused with pistachio | Source: Shutterstock

Pistachio Shot Recipe: Give It Your Best Shot for a Nutty Fix

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jan 11, 2024
01:00 P.M.
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Pistachio shots are a hit on the drink menus of many bars, restaurants, and lounges. Whether you prefer the liqueur-infused version or a non-alcoholic alternative, this drink is a standout choice. Luckily, you can make one at home.

After a long and challenging day at work, there is nothing like rewarding yourself with a sip of something creamy and refreshing. Enter pistachio shots—a unique drink that can be your day's savior.

Pistachio Shots offer a unique blend of sweet and nutty flavors and they often come in a vivid green color, reminiscent of pistachio ice cream.

A pistachio infused beverage | Source: Shutterstock

A pistachio infused beverage | Source: Shutterstock

In this popular green drink, some enticing ingredients come into play— Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur, imparting a milky flavor, complemented by the minty sweetness of Creme de Menthe and cocoa-flavored Creme de Cacao Liqueur.

When these three ingredients are combined, they create a delicious and velvety drink that guarantees an enjoyable experience. If you're curious about concocting your own, here are two Pistachio Shot recipes you can use. One is liqueur-based, and the other is if you want a non-alcoholic shot. These drinks are a breeze to make.

A line of Pistachio shots | Youtube/mondjes7650

A line of Pistachio shots | Youtube/mondjes7650

Liqueur-Based Pistachio Shot Recipe


  • cocktail shaker
  • shot glass


  • 1/2 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Creme de Menthe
  • 1 and 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao Liqueur


  1. Pre-chill the three liqueurs in the freezer.
  2. In a cocktail shaker without ice, combine the Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur, Creme de Menthe, and Creme de Cacao Liqueur.
  3. Shake the combined mixture vigorously in a cocktail shaker.
  4. Strain the mixture into a shot glass. Serve and enjoy!

Non-Alcoholic Pistachio Shot Recipe

If you want to transform this drink into a non-alcoholic alternative, consider preparing homemade pistachio shots using its natural ingredient—pistachios. Try this alternative recipe:


  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • crushed pistachios for garnish
A jar of pistachios | Source: Pexels

A jar of pistachios | Source: Pexels


  1. Make a pistachio-flavored cream. First, heat the heavy cream in a pot on low heat until it's almost boiling. Add the shelled pistachios and let them soak for 20 minutes. Then remove the pistachios, leaving the cream infused with the delicious pistachio flavor.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the pistachio cream, honey, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a bit of salt. Keep stirring until its texture becomes smooth.
  3. Pour the pistachio mixture into small cups or shot glasses. Put them in the fridge for at least two hours until they become firm and extra delicious!
  4. Before eating, sprinkle crushed pistachios on your drink. Now, your Pistachio Shots are ready to be enjoyed!

Whether in a formal dinner party or a casual get-together, these wholesome Pistachio Shots or the liqueur-based version are a hit. These drinks will add a touch of sophistication to any gathering and impress your guests.

And if you're in the mood for a different and equally refreshing drink to enjoy with family and friends, give the DIY Raspberry Watermelon Dunkin Refresher and the 5-gallon Margarita recipe a shot.

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