Scooby Snack Shot Recipe | Wine Enthusiast
If social media has taught us anything, it’s that folks will lose their ever-loving minds for a green-colored cocktail. Take the internet-famous Grinch cocktail, Tokyo Tea, the green tea shot or even a boozy Shamrock Shake. Heck, consider all our emerald-hued cocktails. Regardless of whether or not it’s St. Patrick’s Day, cocktail aficionados seem to have strong reactions—both positive and negative—to these drinks’ otherworldly coloring.
The Scooby Snack Shot is no exception. This drink came on our radar from, where else, TikTok, where videos tagged #scoobysnack have racked up 45.2K views. Although not all of those videos feature the Scooby Snack Shot, a ton do. (It seems some drinkers inherently consider a “Scooby Snack” a shot, rather than a full-sized drink, so calling it a “shot” is arguably redundant.) There are some full-sized Scooby Doo cocktails floating around the internet, but the shot-ified version appears far more searched-for, according to Google Trends.
We wondered: What’s the deal with this drink, and why do people love it so much? Here’s everything you should know.
What Is in a Scooby Snack Shot?
The Scooby Snack Shot is a sweet, light green-colored and creamy drink served in a shot glass. Variations abound, but common ingredients include melon liqueur, coconut rum, banana liqueur, pineapple juice, heavy cream and a whipped cream garnish.
What Does a Scooby Snack Shot Taste Like?
Banana liqueur and pineapple give this drink aromatic tropical notes. Heavy cream and whipped cream ensure it’s plenty creamy, too. By most accounts, it’s fairly sweet—enough to mask the taste of alcohol.
“If you don’t like the taste of alcohol, but you want to take a shot, try a Scooby Snack,” suggests TikToker @michellebellexo in a video posted in 2021, which garnered 1.5 million likes. “It’s pretty popular, so your bartender should know what it is.”
“That is so friggin’ good,” reports TikToker @ssserg_, who made the shot on camera in January to the tune of 148K likes. “I think I give this a 9.5 [out of 10].”
Why Is It Called the “Scooby Snack Shot”?
The drink’s name seems to reference the media franchise Scooby-Doo, which began as an animated children’s series in 1969. It has since been rebooted for modern audiences and spun into multiple live-action television and movie series.
In the original Scooby-Doo and subsequent iterations, the character of Scooby-Doo—a giant, cowardly Great Dane—likes to eat “Scooby Snacks,” a fictional snack food that resembles biscuit-like dog treats. They seem to embolden Scooby-Doo, who is often convinced to participate in frightening schemes after other characters pose the question, “Would you do it for a Scooby Snack?”
How to Make a Scooby Snack Shot
Recipe by Jacy Topps
- 1 ounce Midori (or other melon liqueur)
- 1 ounce coconut rum
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 1 ounce banana liqueur
- ½ ounce heavy cream
- Whipped cream, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Midori, coconut rum, pineapple juice, banana liqueur and heavy cream and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a shot glass.
Garnish with whipped cream. Makes 2 shots.
Published on March 22, 2023