Last Updated on February 23, 2024 by Lydia Martin
Regardless of where its name came from, this Scooby Snack Shot recipe suits my taste buds. This shot is known for its unique taste of sweet and tropical flavor profiles with hints of coconut and pineapple.
If you crave a sweet and refreshing shooter like me, try this irresistible neon-green shot. Let’s prepare the ingredients and craft this super easy shot.
Ultimate Scooby Snack Shot Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 2oz coconut rum (preferably Malibu rum)
- 3oz melon liqueur
- 0.5oz pineapple juice
- 0.5oz heavy cream
- ice cubes
- whipped cream (alternative: creme de banana)
- pineapple chunks
Instructions: In your cocktail shaker (or stainless steel shaker), combine coconut rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, heavy cream, and ice cubes.
Shake vigorously for five seconds and strain the mix into three shot glasses. Add whipped cream (or coconut cream) on top and garnish with pineapple chunks, then serve.
What Are Scooby Snack Shots?
Scooby Snack Shots are cocktails traditionally crafted by blending rum, pineapple juice, melon or banana liqueur, and heavy cream.
These ingredients are thoroughly mixed in a cocktail shaker and served in a shot glass, often accompanied by a pineapple slice or cherry garnish.
“Scooby Snack Shots: Culinary Adventure in Every Sip!” – Liquor Laboratory
What’s In A Scooby Snack Shot?
I usually use Malibu Coconut Rum when making Scooby Snack Shots, giving complexity to the drink. But you can use alternatives like Captain Morgan or CocoMania.
The Scooby Snack Shot recipe obtains its unique neon green hue from the melon liqueur. Midori Melon liqueur or DeKuyper is my preferred brand for Scooby Snack Shots.
Graham Cracker Crumbs
This is optional, but adding a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs enhances the flavor of the snack shot, reminiscent of the actual human Scooby doo snacks found in stores.
Pineapple juice adds a sweet flavor to the Scooby Shots. My recommended choices include Dole, Lakewood, or Langers, readily available at most grocery stores.
Adding whipped cream on top of the Scooby Snack Shot makes for a creamier drink.
Why Is The Shot Called A Scooby Snack?
The shot is called a “Scooby Snack Shot” because it was believed to be inspired by the legendary Scooby Doo cartoon, associated with the neon Mystery Machine Van and Shaggy’s green shirt.
Another theory links the name to Dr. Nishiwaki Scooby, a medical practitioner who believed in the healing elements of coconut, melon, and milk.
But there’s no concrete evidence supporting these claims about the sweet, refreshing shooter.
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What Does Scooby Snack Shot Taste Like?
Scooby Snack Shots boasts a creamy tropical flavor. Pineapple and coconut combine a harmonious blend with a subtle melon flavor, adding a pleasant and fruity sweetness.
If you don’t like the taste of alcohol, but you want to take a shot, try a Scooby Snack.” – Michelle Bellexo, Tiktoker/Influencer
The coconut rum gives the complexity, and the addition of whipped cream brings a creamy element to the Scooby Doo shot.
Can You Make This Drink With Milk?
You can make a Scooby Shot with milk (replacing heavy cream) if you want a less creamy variation. You can also skip using whipping cream.
Don’t worry, this won’t alter the overall profile, and you can still enjoy a sweet and fruity flavor with lesser calories.
Note: You can try other Scooby Snack Shot recipes or variations, including:
- Blue Scooby Snack Shots (using Blue Curacao instead of melon liqueur; served in a shot glass)
- Vegan Scooby Shots (skipping the whipping cream or use creme de banana or coconut cream instead; served in shot glasses)
- Scooby Snack Martini (adding more rum, melon shooters, pineapple juice, and whipping cream, then serve in a martini glass over ice and garnished with maraschino cherries)
How Many Calories Are In This Shot?
A 1.5oz Scooby Snack Shot may have around 100kcal (nutrition calories) due to the addition of heavy cream. Besides, this Mystery Machine-colored cocktail recipe has 1g of monounsaturated fat , 10mg of cholesterol, and 7g of sugar.
Tips & Tricks
- Scooby Snack Shot’s hue may differ depending on the specific brand of melon liqueur you use.
- Whipped cream tends to melt quickly. I suggest adding it right before serving.
- If you want a more complex drink, add equal parts of banana liqueur and melon liqueur.
- You use Blue Curaçao instead of melon liqueur if you want a blue Scooby Snack Shot.
- If desired, you can use highball glass or old-fashioned glass for serving.
Is the Scooby Snack Shot a strong alcoholic drink?
Scooby Snack Shot can be a strong alcoholic drink, depending on the amount of rum and liqueur  used.
Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Scooby Snack Shot?
You can make a non-alcoholic version of the Scooby Snack Shot by replacing the liquors with non-alcoholic ones. For example, you can use melon syrup instead of melon liqueur.
On A Final Note
As you can see, the Scooby Snack Shot recipe is super easy to make, perfect for your next party. Despite the variation, the recipes call for a few ingredients to combine and shake using your cocktail shaker.
Serve the drink over ice with whipped cream on top and pineapple chunks garnish. This will surely wow your guests and, at the same time, satisfy everyone’s thirst for something refreshing, sweet, and fruity.