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Pink Starburst Shots

The Pink Starburst Shot is a fun candy shot. These fun shots make a perfect choice for a girls night, wedding or even girl baby shower. They can easily fit into your favorite festive party decor.

This shot is a combination of vanilla vodka, watermelon pucker and sweet and sour mix. Bringing these three flavors together creates that tangy burst of flavor the starburst candy is famous for.

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What flavor is the Pink Starburst?

Strawberry is the flavor of the famous gummy pink candy. This drink manages to bring that flavor to life in a scrumptious shot, even though strawberry isn’t a main flavor used. By combining vanilla, sweet and sour, and watermelon, the resulting alcoholic shot resembles the iconic candy perfectly.

Are there Starbursts Jello Shots?

You can absolutely make these tasty shots in jello for a large crowd. The don’t come together as quickly as the straight shots, but they are a fun option.

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How do you serve Pink Starbursts Shots?

Finishing these shots with a sugared rim and even one of the iconic Starburst candies is the most popular way to garnish and serve these fun drinks. We are sharing some other ideas for you to try

  • Garnish with a pink rock candy stick
  • Offer darker pink and light pink sugar rimmed glasses
  • Top with a light pink maraschino cherry (you can find some on Amazon)
  • Finish the shot with a dollop of whipped cream

Pink Starburst Shots Recipe

This is a simple shaker recipe, just pour, shake and serve. The garnish is always optional and totally up to you and your preferences.

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Starburst Shot Ingredients

Ingredients for the Pink Starburst Shot

How do you rim a glass?

Doing a sugar, salt, or sprinkle rimmed glass is a simple, fun way to serve up a variety of both sweet and sour alcoholic beverages.

  • Pour simple syrup onto a small plate
  • Lay out a separate plate with whatever sprinkles, sugars, or salts you are rimming the glasses with
  • Invert each glass into the simple syrup to wet the top edge
  • Dip the wetted glass into the sugar, sprinkles, or salt to create a tasty crown on your glass
  • Allow to dry for a few seconds and be careful when filling the glasses so as not to rub or drip on the rim
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Yield: 2 shots

Pink Starburst Shots

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Pink Starburst Shots create that sweet and tangy flavor the candy is famous for.


  • 1 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. watermelon pucker
  • 1 oz. sweet and sour mix


  • simple syrup
  • Pink Sugar
  • pink starburst candies
  • cocktail pick


Sugar Rim:

  1. Set out two small flat plates
  2. Pour a small amount of sumple syrup onto one plate
  3. pour out the pink sugar on the second plate
  4. invert the shot glass into the simple syrup to wet the rim
  5. dip the wet rim into the pink sugar.
  6. Set glass aside and repeat with second shot glass.

Make The Pink Starburst Shots:

  1. Add ice to your shaker
  2. Pour the vanilla vodka, watermelon pucker and sweet and sour mix into the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously about 30 seconds until the shaker is cold.
  4. Pour out the shot evenly into two glasses.


  1. pierce a pink starburst candy with a stiff cocktail pick.
  2. Set it into the rimmed shot glass.
  3. Serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

3 oz.

Amount Per Serving Calories 53Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 0g

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Pink starburst shot is a fun candy shot. This shot is an interesting combination of sweet, rich vanilla flavored vodka, watermelon pucker and sweet and sour mix.


Friday 27th of August 2021

It looks absolutely amazing.

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