Pizza Shots

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x

These fun pizza flavored shots are perfect for serving at happy hour or brunch! A real “cheese” rim with all the garnish!



  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 3 tablespoons pepperoncini brine from the jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves of garlic, slightly bruised with the side of a knife
  • 2 sprigs of basil

For garnish

  • Fresh Mozzarella balls
  • Black olives
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Basil Leaves
  • Crushed parmesan cheese crisps like Cello brand (2 oz. bag) for rimming the glasses


  1. In a pitcher, combine the tomato juice, vodka, pepper brine, oregano and garlic cloves. Stir and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Rim the glasses by dipping the rims in corn syrup (Or you can use olive oil but I think the corn syrup sticks better) and then the crushed parmesan crisps.
  3. Strain the tomato juice mixture evenly between the shot glasses.
  4. Assemble the garnish on tooth picks and lay across each glass.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from the Food Network Magazine.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American