Happy 2011 everyone! I’m currently suffering from mild depression since school started up again yesterday, but I’m very thankful to have had such a relaxing break. Puerto Rico was a blast, Christmas was great with my family, and Ryan and I celebrated NYE in NYC with some of our closest friends. I read good books, watched plenty of trashy TV (new addiction: American Pickers, anyone else?) , and of course did some baking. But this post isn’t a true baked good, there’s not even a real recipe to go along with it — just a great party idea if you love the combination of chocolate, strawberries, and alcohol as much as I do.

My friend Marissa and I dreamt these up (the creative mindpower behind epic desserts such as our Giant S’mores Cake) as a fun snack/drink to serve at her New Year’s Eve party. They’re as simple as they look — hulled out strawberries dipped in melted chocolate and filled with whatever you’d like. We combined vanilla vodka, Godiva liquor, and some chocolate syrup for a delicious shot in an edible glass. Take your shot and eat it too!

I know I said there’s not real recipe, but here are some tips for making your own Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shot Glasses:

– Try to choose strawberries as big as you can find, unless of course you want to make baby shots
– Cut the point of the strawberry off so they can stand on their own, the melted chocolate helps form a little base too which makes them even more stable
– We recommend hulling out the strawberries using a paring knife and grapefruit spoon, you have to be careful not to make them too thin or they’ll break (nothing a little melted chocolate can’t help mend!). Don’t forget to pat strawberries dry before dipping in chocolate.
– Freeze the dipped strawberry cups for maximum sturdiness, and to keep your drink cold. Let them thaw for a few minutes before serving so no one breaks any teeth
– Top with whipped cream and sprinkles for an extra special touch (we thought of the idea after already doing the grocery shopping, oh welll)

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92 Responses to “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shot Glasses”

  1. #
    cookies and cups — January 5, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    what a fun idea!!

  2. #
    Kelly — January 5, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    *dies* OK, these look and sound incredible – so clever. I must make these…

  3. #
    Stef — January 5, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    Love this idea! Totally original!

  4. #
    oneordinaryday — January 5, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

    Very clever idea!

  5. #
    Ann — January 7, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    Thanks Erica! Realy a funtastic idea, I love chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s gifts . I will try your recipe

  6. #
    culinaryneophyte — January 7, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    Awesome idea! I can’t wait for the next party; my friends would love these!

  7. #
    Val — January 18, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    This is pure genius!! Your blog is amazing. Happy Tuesday!

  8. #
    KATIE — March 22, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    That is a perfect idea Erica. What a great idea, you could even do white chocolate too. YUMMY! Thank you for the tempting treats, my family loves them.

  9. #
    Shasta — June 12, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    I just stumbled upon this on Pinterest.com… what a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to try it out!

  10. #
    McKay voz Machina — September 1, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    My family had chocolate shots in Italy and we’ve been trying to think of a way to recreate them. These are PERFECT. Thank you! ♥

  11. #
    Anonymous — September 13, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    Oh my, oh my, oh my. I am soooo going to do this.

  12. #
    Gillian — October 20, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    Have you ever tried jello fruit shooters??http://www.bakersroyale.com/fruit/lemon-drop-jell-o-shots/
    I would love to see what you could come up with for this idea!

  13. #
    Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie — November 24, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    Awesome idea! Love it!

  14. #
    Anonymous — November 25, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    Making these right now for a get together with friends. Thanks for.the awesome idea.

  15. #
    shikha — December 3, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    just tried it, turned out to me amazing, thanks for this idea. and yes, its great for any party quick and easy to make. thanks again:)

  16. #
    Kelly Jean — December 5, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

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  17. #
    Denise — December 11, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    These look so adorable. I am going to serve these Sat at my Christmas Party. Thank you for the great idea!!

  18. #
    Anonymous — December 30, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    can’t wait to do these! a little concerned on how to create the chic base, did you put melted chocolate in ice trays?

  19. #
    Erica — December 30, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    For the base I just dipped the strawberries in chocolate and then placed them directly on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. The melted chocolate kind of pooled around the strawberry to make a pretty base, I really didn’t do anything special. Good luck and Happy New Year!

  20. #
    Anonymous — December 30, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    Erica you are a godsend thank you so much for replying! going to make these in an hours time! have a great one yourself! :)

  21. #
    Anonymous — December 31, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    Would you mind posting the ratio of chocolate syrup, godiva and vanilla vodka you used? I’m making these tonight and they look delicious!!

  22. #
    Anonymous — January 4, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    Me thinks pouring a bit of melted chocolate into a square ice cube tray, then placing the strawberry in would make a thicker, more sturdy base, and would work especially well with the smaller strawberries you get in your pint.

    I’d wet the tray a bit first, then stick some plastic wrap in to help lift out the chocolate.

  23. #
    Anonymous — January 13, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    i just discovered this site and i fell in love

  24. #
    Mrs.Gus in PA — January 14, 2012 @ 1:47 am

    You are sooooo super creative thanks for sharing !

  25. #
    I Want To Make This — February 9, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    I wanted to let you know that I also linked to this post on my blog post “21 Delicious Desserts for Your Valentine”. You have such creative ideas!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  26. #
    Anonymous — February 20, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    What brand of vanilla vodka did you use and which type of Godiva Liqueur?


    • Erica — February 20th, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

      I used Smirnoff vanilla vodka and the original Godiva Liqueur but feel free to use whatever you like!

  27. #
    aprilscountrylife — March 2, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    So glad you posted these! I’m hosting a Godiva Spirits party and these will be perfect!

  28. #
    Sarah Preiss — March 2, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    I love this do Dove Chocolate Discoveries Tasting parties I am stealing this for my martini’s Love it. http://www.dove-chocolate-dicoveries.com/sarahpreiss

  29. #
    Anonymous — March 28, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    what is the ratio of vanilla vodka and Godiva to the chocolate syrup?

    • Erica — March 28th, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

      I didn’t really measure it, sorry – try something out in a regular shot glass and see if you like it :)

    • partywithkacee — May 11th, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

      I would do 1 part Godiva to 1/2 part vodka and just a splash of the syrup. Try 1 oz. Godiva, 1/2 oz Vodka, splash syrup. You get the idea if you are making a big batch.

  30. #
    partywithkacee — May 11, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Hi, I found you on Pinterest. I LOVE this idea. I created a blog post about your recipe, with links back to you. Hope you don’t mind. Check it out!


  31. #
    Cheers2theShirs — June 20, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Thanks for the post! I tried it at a dinner party and it was a HUGE success!! I originally planned to substitute champagne for the chocolate liquor but a deal in the grocery gave me a better idea. I substituted the inside drink with two Arbor mist Frozen wines -white zinfandel strawberry and Merlot Blackberry flavors. Normally, I am not for Arbor Mist but, the frozen wine were super cheap (under $4 for BOTH at my local Giant Eagle grocery store), tasted nice, and since they were frozen they held up in the shots longer without spillage. I threw the bags in the freezer when I got home before dinner and by desert (about 3 hours later) they had a nice icy consistency and were ready to be poured in the prepared chocolate covered strawberry shot glasses. Thumbs up all around from our dinner table.

  32. #
    Anonymous — June 26, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    It looks sho yummy….
    can i taste one?

  33. #
    Capital One — June 26, 2012 @ 8:35 am


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    Hooooooola — June 26, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Mmmm… tiene una pinta estupenda!!! <3
    Me encantaría poder hacerlo porque tiene que estar buenísimo, pero es que no sé inglés y no entiendo la receta :(
    Me la podría traducir alguien porfaaa?

  35. #
    Anonymous — June 26, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Love these! Great idea!

  36. #
    Anonymous — July 22, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    looks yummy…i want to try it…

  37. #
    Felia — August 10, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    This looks like really fun and if you bring this to a party you’re the queen!

  38. #
    carissa — September 6, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    This looks yummy! I miss the jello though. I wonder if actual jello shots would firm-up inside the strawberries! I might have to try it!

    • Erica — September 6th, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

      You can definitely use jello – I’ve seen that idea all over the blogosphere so I’m sure it’s delicious!

  39. #
    Ali — September 24, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    What a clever idea! I’d love to make these for my birthday, but I don’t want to have to go out and buy a bottle of vanilla vodka just to make these — does anyone know if cake vodka (which I already have on hand) would work?

    • Erica — September 25th, 2012 @ 1:06 am

      I’m sure that would be great!

  40. #
    tarryn — November 12, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    you’re amazing!! thanks for the beautiful recipes!! id love to get your books for xmas gifts.. have you published any?

    • Erica — November 13th, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

      Sorry I haven’t published anything, but thanks for the nice comment :)

  41. #
    sam in australia — January 25, 2013 @ 1:13 am

    made them – soooooo easy! thanks for the creative delicious ideas! keep up the great work :)

  42. #
    Colleen, New Zealand — February 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    WOW!!, Thanks Erica, made these, went down a treat. You are sooooooooooo creative, have used lots of your wonderful treats! Keep ‘em coming.

  43. #
    Susan Malen — February 9, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    How do you get the recipe?

    • Erica — February 9th, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

      I would suggest equal parts vanilla vodka, Godiva liquor, and chocolate syrup as a starting point! But really there’s no recipe here, just whatever combination of alcohols you think would taste good served in a chocolate covered strawberry :)

  44. #
    Lea — February 13, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    These look wonderful! I’d love to try it with the Godiva liquor & vodka, but have some recovering alcoholics joining us, so not serving alcohol. Any ideas on making this tasty & virgin??

    • Erica — February 13th, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

      How about a chocolate milkshake??

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    Julia — March 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Just thought you should know, that apparently a community on facebook called food fanatics shared your photo for this recipe, and George Takei, who has lots and lots of followers (I’m one!) also shared the photo. I had to search for the recipe before finding your blog, though.

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    rachel — March 15, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    these look lovely. i love seeing fruit (and veggies) used in fun creative ways. sure this isn’t the healthiest thing – but who cares! sometimes a little indulgence is what each of us needs, whether it’s to celebrate accomplishments or to get us through tough times. personally – i will be making these for a girls night. oh yeah!

    (I saw this through george takei btw and searched the comments and found your blog – you will probably get a a lot of hits from that. also – i pinned it on my pinterest board, no worries proper credit is given an it links directly here.)

  47. #
    Figaro — March 15, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    you can use StrawberEase to hollow out the strawberries


  48. #
    Figaro — March 15, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    you can use StrawberEase to hollow out the strawberries


  49. #
    Noah — March 16, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Saw this suggestion pop up on my Facebook feed. Gonna make some tonight, but with some Kinky Vodka instead! They sound delicious!

  50. #
    Dawn — March 21, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    I cant wait to make these!! For the chocolate syrup, do you think i could use nutella? I know its not really a “syrup” …maybe melt it a little?

    • Erica — March 21st, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

      That is a good idea! You’ll definitely have to melt it a little or else it might be too thick. Enjoy :)

  51. #
    LauraS — March 24, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    I used a mellon-baller to hull out the strawberries. It worked perfectly! I mixed the leftover dipping chocolate with vanilla vodka and heavy cream for the filling. That way I didn’t waste any chocolate! This is a fantastic idea for an impressive party treat.

  52. #
    jennifer — April 12, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    i want to try making these yummy looking shot’s i guess it make’s 20 shot’s i was wondering if you could tell me how much of the
    Vanilla Vodka
    Godiva Liqour
    Chocolate Syrup
    i need to mix i have never made a shot befor and i’m making it for a family get together so i don’t want it to taste bad :)
    thanks so much

    • Erica — April 12th, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

      I would try one part vanilla vodka,one part godiva, and half part chocolate syrup. See how that tastes and adjust from there! You might try adding some chocolate milk or just regular milk too if you think you’d like that. Enjoy!

  53. #
    Pamela — April 19, 2013 @ 5:31 am

    No hay una receta, utilizan una gran fresas, chocolate y sumergir en el interior vacío, luego les llene de su bebida en vasos de chupito. El aspecto delicioso.

  54. #
    Susan — July 26, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    These are a must every year at my block party- thank you so much! I fill mine with pudding shots, and my neighbors can never get enough.

  55. #
    Rachael — February 3, 2015 @ 1:10 pm

    my friend told me abuot chocberry kreations. she ordered a dipping tray for chocolate covered strawberries and loved it. http://www.chocberrykreations.com


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