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Everyone’s going to love this lemon meringue shot! It’s just a tiny version of a lemon meringue martini and so much fun to drink! It really does taste like a pie, in cocktail form!

Lemon Meringue Shot on a white table.

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The best part about these lemon meringue pie shooters is that they take just 5 minutes to make! This simple shot is the best way to get that classic pie taste that you gulp down in one go. Forget about summer desserts – it’s time for summer cocktails instead!

If you love beverages and drinks, try out my Fresh Kiwi & Mint Mojito Cocktail Recipe, or you may also enjoy this Refreshing Bohemian Cocktail Recipe as well.

Why you’ll love this Lemon Meringue Shot

  • It’s made using fresh lemon juice and other simple ingredients
  • All you need is a cocktail shaker and a small amount of time
  • You can sweeten the drink quickly by adding some sugar to the rim of a martini glass or shot glass


  • Whipped Vodka – This adds a nice texture that is light and airy.
  • Limoncello Liqueur – Adding this liqueur gives a wonderful citrus flavor. You can also add any other flavor as well.
  • Vanilla Creamer – A hint of vanilla is never a bad idea.
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice – Freshly squeezed is always a good idea!
  • Whipped Cream – You can use store-bought or homemade.
  • Crushed graham cracker – Crushed shortbread cookies would also be delicious.
  • Lemon Zest – Lime zest is an awesome addition also.

How To Make Lemon Meringue Pie Shot

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Step One: Dip the rim of the shot glass in lemon juice and then press it into the crushed graham crackers.

Step Two: Use a cocktail shaker and add the whipped cream-flavored vodka, limoncello, vanilla cream, and lemon juice. 

Step Three: Shake until the mixture is combined well.

Step Four: Pour into a shot glass. (or two)

Step Five: Top the shot with whip cream, lemon wedge, and zest.

A glass of Lemon Meringue Shot with whipped cream and a slice of lemon. and crushed graham crackers on the rim.

Tips and tricks

You can change up the garnishes to anything that you want for this lemon meringue pie cocktail. I love the fine crumbs on the rim, but if that isn’t your thing, you can use a sugar water lemon mixture instead.

If you want to give the shot a meringue top look, you can use a kitchen torch to heat up the medium peaks of the whipped cream. Just do it quickly, as the whipped cream won’t really ever look like the tops of the meringues, but it is a fun effect to try!

You can also add a swirled lemon peel on top for a fun look as well. This looks really festive on top of your big dollop of whipped cream!

Lemon Meringue Shot with whipped cream and a lemon wedge.


What can I use if I don’t have shot glasses?

You can buy some cheap plastic shot glasses at the dollar store or you can also pour them into a larger glass and just sip out of it!

Do I need to strain the shot before adding to the shot glass?

If you’re worried that there is any lemon pulp in the mixture, you can always pour it through a fine mesh strainer as you’re adding to the glass.

Can I prep this ahead of time?

Since it’s such an easy drink to make, you really should make it fresh. If you have to prep it ahead, cover the shot glasses with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge. You can add whatever garnishes to the top of each shot glass later when you’re actually serving.

Or, a clever trick is to make it and store it in a cocktail shaker. You can then shake and pour at your leisure.

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Lemon Meringue Shot with whipped cream and a lemon wedge sitting on a white countertop.
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Lemon Meringue Shot

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This Lemon Meringue Shot is the perfect summer drink! Great for parties and fun!


  • 2 ounces (56 ⅔ g) Whipped Vodka
  • 2 ounces (56 ⅔ g) Limoncello Liqueur
  • 1 ounce (28 ⅓ g) Vanilla Creamer
  • ½ ounce (14 ⅙ g) Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Garnish: Lemon juice, Whipped Cream, Crushed graham cracker, Lemon Zest


  • Dip the rim of the shot glass in lemon juice and then press it into the crushed graham crackers.
  • Use a cocktail shaker and add the whipped cream-flavored vodka, limoncello, vanilla cream, and lemon juice. 
  • Shake until the mixture is combined well.
  • Pour into a shot glass. (or two)
  • Top the shot with whip cream, lemon wedge and zest.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 359kcal (18%) Carbohydrates: 25g (8%) Protein: 0.1g Fat: 0.03g Saturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 15mg Fiber: 0.04g Sugar: 24g (27%) Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) Calcium: 1mg Iron: 0.02mg

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