Created on July 27, 2023

The Water Moccasin shot reigns is a golden, smooth shot, known as a "Golden Delicious.". It's a potent blend of peach schnapps, Canadian whiskey, and sweet and sour mix, has a reputation for being both delicious and surprisingly smooth. It's a sweet sip that's sure to be a hit!

Yellow, cloudy Water Moccasin shot in a shot glass, on a marble counter


  • ½ Ounce Peach Schnapps
  • ½ Ounce Canadian Whiskey (Crown Royal)
  • ½ Ounce Sweet-and-Sour Mix
  • 1 Splash Triple Sec


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  2. Pour in the Peach Schnapps, Canadian Whiskey, Sweet-and-sour mix, and Triple Sec.
  3. Shake well for about 15 seconds.
  4. Strain into a shot glass.
  5. Enjoy!

Tips For Making A Water Moccasin Shot

  • If you're using a 1.5-ounce shot glass for this, it'll actually be a little bit too big to fit, because of the Triple Sec. To fix this, either use a slightly larger shot glass, or slightly underpour the other ingredients.

  • This recipe makes 1 shot, so multiply the ingredients according to how many shots you want to make.

  • You can combine simple syrup with fresh lemon juice to make your own sweet-and-sour mix at home. As an added benefit, the freshness makes the shot even better!

  • Try substituting the sweet-and-sour mix out for some pineapple juice, for a sweeter shot.

What's In A Water Moccasin Shot?

The Water Moccasin shot is a heavenly mix of peach schnapps, Canadian whiskey, sweet and sour mix, and Triple Sec. Each ingredient plays a key role in crafting the perfect balance of flavors.

Best Canadian Whiskey For A Water Moccasin Shot

Crown Royal, a smooth, full-bodied whiskey, works best in a Water Moccasin shot. Its rich flavor and gentle spice complement the sweetness of the peach schnapps and sour mix. The versatility of Crown Royal also allows it to blend seamlessly with the other ingredients.

Water Moccasin Shot History

The Water Moccasin shot has roots in the American South, named after the venomous snake common to the region. Its exact origin remains a mystery, but it's gained popularity due to its unique combination of flavors and easy drinkability.

Today, it's a staple in bars across the world, known for being a 'snakebite' that's surprisingly smooth to swallow!


What Does A Water Moccasin Shot Taste LIke?

A Water Moccasin shot tastes like a delightful mix of tart, sweet, and spicy. The Crown Royal whiskey provides the warm spice, while the peach schnapps adds a fruity sweetness. The sweet and sour mix brings a zesty tang to the party, balancing the flavors perfectly.