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Mosquito Bite Shot

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The Mosquito Bite Shot is a vibrant, tangy, and slightly sweet cocktail that packs a punch with its bold flavors. Combining the smoothness of vodka, the tartness of sour apple pucker, the melon sweetness of Midori, and a splash of grenadine for a hint of fruitiness, this shot is both visually appealing and delightfully refreshing. Perfect for parties or a fun night out, the Mosquito Bite Shot is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Mosquito Bite Shot hits you with a refreshing burst of sour apple, thanks to the sour apple pucker. This tartness is quickly followed by the smooth and neutral taste of vodka, which provides a solid base for the other flavors to shine. The Midori adds a layer of sweetness with its distinct melon flavor, balancing out the initial sourness and adding depth to the shot. The grenadine brings a subtle fruity undertone and a touch of sweetness, rounding off the flavor profile beautifully and leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

As you savor the shot, the interplay between the sweet and sour elements becomes more pronounced. The combination of the tangy apple and the sweet melon creates a dynamic and enjoyable taste experience, while the grenadine adds a slight complexity without overpowering the other flavors. The overall result is a well-balanced shot that is both lively and smooth, making it an excellent choice for those who enjoy bold, fruity cocktails.

Tips & Tricks

Carefully layer the Midori and grenadine for a visually stunning shot with distinct color layers, enhancing the presentation.

Substitute regular vodka with a flavored vodka, such as apple or citrus, to enhance the fruity notes.

Recipe Card

Mosquito Bite Shot

Mosquito Bite Shot


  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz sour apple pucker
  • 1 splash Midori
  • 1 splash grenadine


  1. In a shaker add ice, vodka, sour apple pucker, and Midori.
  2. Shake very well, then strain into shot glass.
  3. Add a splash of grenadine slowly, so it sinks to the bottom.

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