A glass of dragon shot is one sure shot way to relax. We all go to the bar once in a while just to chill, but ordering the perfect cocktail can be a challenge. If you haven’t tried this one yet then you should definitely do so next time you hit the bar scene.

Actually, you might not even need to go to a bar to get the beautiful taste of this cocktail! You can prepare it yourself and you’ll see how easy and quick it is to make a reality.

Hanging out with friends just got a lot more exciting with the help of this cocktail. A shot glass of this is filled with many beautiful and delicious shades. It’s absolutely perfect for a small party with your friends. Believe me, they’ll thank you for having it in the menu.

Keep in mind to that there is no one way to make this cocktail, so be flexible while experimenting with it. You could create something divine with a little creativity. For me, creativity is always the way to go, even with my drinks.

The Dragon Shot – Does it have real dragon?

I’m sure the name dragon shot already brings to mind many ideas of what this drink is like. Let’s clear that up. It is a cocktail that combines vodka, brandy, cinnamon, proof rum and creme de menthe liqueur to produce a surprisingly tasty shot that will leave you feeling really good. I call it the fire drink, just like dragon fire, because that’s the feeling I get from it. It’s just too good to describe.

Many people simply ask for the dragon alcoholic drink in bars. That should do the trick. It’s become popular because of how unique and tasty it is. It’s so tasty you could get carried away and forget you are drinking alcohol! So please be careful and don’t consume too much.

The Dragon Shot Recipe

Like I said earlier this is a fire drink. Let’s see how to prepare it.


  • ½ cup of vodka
  • ½ cup of brandy
  • ½ cup of proof rum
  • ½ cup of creme de menthe liqueur
  • A pinch of cinnamon


  1. In a shot glass, pour in the creme de menthe liqueur, brandy, vodka. Stir well.
  2. Pour in your mouth and gargle.
  3. Light the liquor on fire. A blue flame will surface (don’t worry it won’t hurt your mouth).
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon into the flame.
  5. After the flame has gone out, swallow and enjoy the feel!

By now I’m sure you understand why I call it the fire cocktail. This is something you should look forward to trying and it really is so easy.

The Dragon Breath Shot

This is super popular and has gained a wide range of fans in many countries across the world. The dragon breath shot is a cocktail inspired by dragon breath which consists mainly of magnesium and produces sparks and flames.

It is a carefully and beautifully layered cocktail that combines raspberry and absinthe to produce a rich flavoured and tasteful shot.

Dragon’s breath ingredients

  • Raspberry
  • Absinthe


  1. In a shot glass, pour in the raspberry
  2. With a spoon, carefully float or layer the absinthe
  3. Serve and have fun

This recipe is super simple and takes little or no time. It is also very tasty so you must consume responsibly.

Is the dragon fruit drink different from the dragon shot?

How different is the dragon fruit drink from the dragon shot? Are they similar at all? These are questions you could be asking yourself.

The dragon fruit drink is an Asian fruit drink made from dragon fruit. Dragon fruit has a flavor similar to kiwi while being very high in vitamins and also super refreshing. The speckled flesh makes it a perfect blend for a cocktail, and the pink color obviously leaves your glass looking beautiful.

To make the dragon fruit drink, you need dragon fruit, vodka, raspberry, coconut water, lime juice, agave syrup, and some ice cubes. To prepare, peel off the top of the dragon fruit with a spoon and then scoop the fruit into a blender (try not to damage the exterior while doing this). Add the raspberry, vodka, agave syrup, lime, some ice cubes and blend together with the dragon fruit. When properly blended, pour the mixture into a glass and serve.

So is the dragon fruit drink different from the dragon shot? Well, I call it a fruity variety of the dragon shot.

How to make your agave syrup

To make your agave syrup, you need a cup of agave nectar and a cup of water.

To prepare: in a saucepan, mix the agave nectar and water together and bring to a boil. Then reduce to low heat and allow to simmer for about a minute or two. Turn off the heat, allow to cool and pour into a container. You can store this in the refrigerator if you are not using immediately.

Some other varieties of the dragon shot

There are different varieties of the dragon shot. If you love to try different stuff like I do, I’m sure you’ll be interested in all the varieties the dragon shot has.

These varieties give you something new to ask for when next you stop by your favorite bar. Even the dragon shot can be monotonous if you order it all the time, so it’s nice to switch it up once in a while. We are going to see a few varieties and you are free to create your own as well! You shouldn’t only stick to these. There’s so much style you can add to your dragon glass, but until you are ready to try your own let’s see what’s out there.

Green dragon shot

The green dragon shot is a herbal sweetheart. But that doesn’t mean it’s a glass full of herbs. I call it an herbal sweetheart because it incorporates a herbal flavor from Kummel, which is an herbal liqueur, and orange bitters.

This might not be very very appealing to a lot of people because of the the strong herbal flavor it has. If you are a lover of herbs and do not have a problem with a little taste of something bitter, then this is the drink for you. This variety is particularly interesting and unique because of how well the blend of sweet, bitter and sour comes out.

To make the green dragon shot, you need Kummel along with gin, green creme de menthe, orange bitters and lemon. The preparation process in very simple you don’t have to stress yourself. In a shaker, combine all the ingredients, add some ice cubes, strain into a glass and serve.

The beautiful bright green color plus the unique and peculiar taste of this cocktail could make you glued to your glass. If you haven’t tried this, do so soon.

Dragon fire shot

This variety was inspired by the popular “Game of Thrones” series. It is made of two distinct flavors. The fiery cinnamon and the rich sambuca.

Simply pour the sambuca into a shot glass, carefully layer the cinnamon and serve. This cocktail is very simple, with just two ingredients. But when the taste starts hitting your taste buds, you could start wondering where in the world it’s coming from. Trust me, it’s that good.

Flaming dragon blood cocktail

The flaming dragon blood cocktail is a simple and refreshing cocktail. It is a Halloween and Game of Thrones inspired variety of the dragon shot. This particular cocktail is a delight and can wow your guests if you make it a part of the menu when you have them over.

The word blood should already have you guessing the color.

Blood is mostly red right? Even though we could have some in green and maybe blue colors, depending on the fantasy world. In this case, dragon blood is absolutely red. A bright red flaming color in a shiny glass can win you a lot of admirers.

This is a very elegant and classy cocktail perfect for a halloween party. So when Halloween is around the corner plan, make yours complete with this cocktail.

To make this, you’ll need thyme, rum raspberries, white sugar, water and some drops of food coloring (optional). To prepare, make a thyme and raspberry syrup by placing over fire to boil until the raspberries are softened. Then strain and set aside. You can store it in the refrigerator if you are not using it asap.

Combine your other ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into your shot glass, add syrup and layer with the rum (151). Then set on fire! That simple but daring of yours cocktail is ready.

It is difficult to get yourself to drink such a beautiful drink, but on the other hand you have to because it’s so tasty as well. Give your next Halloween an unforgettable and spirited memory with the flaming dragon blood cocktail.

The mother of dragon shot

This is another variety of the dragon shot equally inspired by the series “Game of Thrones”. It is made with hennessy, spice syrup, absinthe, peychaud’s bitters and some orange for garnish.

To prepare, pour a little absinthe in your shot glass, then add the other ingredients in and mix properly. Then add the spice syrup and garnish with an orange slice.

This variety is another style of the dragon shot you should definitely try. It’s simply delicious.

Final thoughts

In this article we have talked about the dragon shot in detail. What it is, how it’s made and what you’ll need to make it. This is one cocktail you shouldn’t miss out on anymore if you have been! And if you are already in the know, it’s time to try experimenting yourself using the recipes given. For a fire drink, it sure is a blast and a refreshing shot to chill with.

Invite some friends over, make some dragon shots and have a grand old time. Why always the bar? Have a fiery time at home. You’ll thank yourself for the treat afterwards.


Peter's path through the culinary world has taken a number of unexpected turns. After starting out as a waiter at the age of 16, he was inspired to go to culinary school and learn the tricks of the trade. As he delved deeper, however, his career took a sudden turn when a family friend needed someone to help manage his business. Peter now scratches his culinary itch on the internet by blogging, sharing recipes, and socializing with food enthusiasts worldwide.

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