Blood Clot Shots

Yield: 4


  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup water 
  • 2 ounces hard apple cider 
  • 2 ounces cinnamon whiskey
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Butane torch, to finish 
  • Red food dye, to garnish (optional) 


  • Make Strawberry Syrup: In a blender or food processor, blitz the strawberries into a purée (feel free to add some water, if needed). Strain the purée through a fine mesh strainer to extract any seeds, and then pour it into a medium-sized saucepan. Add the sugar, stir, and simmer on low heat for approximately 10 minutes or until thick. Set aside to let cool.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 1 ounce chilled strawberry syrup and cinnamon whiskey. Cover and shake vigorously. 
  • Strain the mixture into the shot glasses, and follow with a float of hard cider to the rim. 
  • Add the mini marshmallows to each shot glass and sear them using a chef's butane torch. Be careful not to set the liquor aflame. 
  • Optional: To further the bloody aesthetic, decorate or garnish your serving tray with droplets of red food dye.