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Last updated: November 10, 2020
Party shots. That dreaded word. Nothing else can really turn a night upside down, or make you see someone in a totally new light.
As a result, manufacturing funny and quirky shot glasses is a whole industry in itself, and the choices are, quite literally, endless.
Which is why we’ve gone ahead and shortlisted 15 of the weirdest, the quirkiest, and the funniest shot glasses you can get your hands on today.
The Importance of Funny Shot Glasses
Shot glasses have an interesting history, and today they are a great way to get any party started. But there are also shot glasses that capture the essence of a person’s personality, whether it’s your football loving best friend or your cat lady colleague.
Others are a reminder of a special moment in time. Like, that insane bucks night at the tiki bar, the quiet farewell drinks that ended in a massive pillow fight in your boss’s apartment, or grandma’s 80th birthday (don’t judge me, it was her idea).
A great shot glass can also make for a collector’s item. Is there a movie or TV show that you really love? There will be a shot glass for that. A cartoon character that you grew up with? You can immortalize that memory with a shot glass.
Shot glasses as travel souvenirs are always a great gift too, because you can always find a shot glass that presents the culture of a place in a really ridiculous way, or is totally lost in translation.
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15 Quirky Shot Glasses to Help Break the Ice
There is a weird and wonderful shot glass out there for everyone, which makes for the perfect gift or souvenir.
If you’re in need of some inspiration to get you started, here is a list of some seriously weird and quirky shot glasses.
1. Mini Toilet Shot Glasses
These two cute little mini toilet shot glasses will make your party shots flush down just that little bit easier. If you are going to end the night with your head in the toilet, you may as well start the night that way.
This set of high quality, detail painted, ceramic toilet shot glasses makes a great gag gift and will surely be the cause of a few good laughs at your next party.
2. Mason Jar Shot Glasses With Lids
Totally unrelated, yet very important fun fact: The good old mason jar, a molded glass jar used for preserving food, was named after and invented by John Landis Mason in 1858. John Mason was an American tinsmith who also invented the salt shaker.
Now, what if you could drink your shots from mini mason jars, complete with silver lids? That’s right, you can now purchase a set of 8 small mason jars, perfect for drinking shots at parties and weddings. These quirky shot glasses even have white seals on the inside of the lid so that they don’t leak. So you’re not just buying a set of really cool shot glasses, you’re also buying quality!
3. Moscow Mule Shot Glasses
Made with 100% genuine copper on the outside, this set of 4 Moscow Mule shot glasses are designed to impress, to break the ice, and to really get that party started the right way. The stainless steel interior makes sure that these shot glasses will last a lifetime, not to mention the brass handle which makes it super easy to hold and empty the glass like it’s a real mug.
In case you were wondering what a Moscow Mule actually is, it’s a unique cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, typically served in a copper mug.
4. Collapsible Shot Glass
It’s not easy to stay classy at all times, especially when there is alcohol involved. But with the fancy stainless steel collapsible shot glass you can not only take the ritual of drinking shots to the next level, you can also remain classy. Very classy.
The great thing about this super cool shot glass is that it expands and collapses so easily. When expanded, the rings snap into place to ensure the glass won’t leak when filled with your favorite alcoholic beverage.
5. Shot Roulette Drinking Game
Raise the stakes to new levels with the Shot Roulette Drinking Game! This awesome party game changer brings the casino experience home, while serving shots to all the lucky winners. Nothing gets a party going like drinking shots, and with Shot Roulette, everybody wins with 16 glasses to play with.
The rules for the shot roulette game are very simple. The glasses are even color coordinated in black and red. Each shot glass, either black or red, has 2 numbers. You place your bets with your shot glass, give the roulette wheel a good spin and if the ball stops on your number and color… You are the lucky winner and get to drink the shot!
6. Gangster Mug Shots
A shot glass collection featuring mug shots of six of the most notorious gangsters in America would be great as a conversation starter.
Regardless of the occasion, your night can’t get more unique when you have Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, Machine Gun Kelly, John Dillinger, Lucky Luciano, and Pretty Boy Floyd staring at you and the person you’re conversing with.
7. Light Up Shot Glasses
If you want to have a party that feels like you are drinking in a bar, then this set of shot glasses is your best choice.
It comes with two free, high-efficiency, energy-saving LED lights and is a great addition to your holiday parties, sports events, and night events. Enjoy memorable drinking moments with the awesome atmosphere that it inspires.
8. Bullet Shot Glass
Want a shot glass that looked like it stopped a bullet? This glass is hand-sculpted with a real 0.308 bullet for a unique drinking experience!
It has a unique feel that will blow you away and quality craftsmanship that makes it stand out. With no gunpowder or lead, you can be sure that this glass is safe to use.
9. Tiki Trio Shot Glasses
What better way to get tribal than with this trio of Tiki-inspired shot glasses? Whether you’re channeling your inner shaman or just sharing a shot with your tribe, these thick shot glasses are very well-made that they feel totally great in your hands.
You can even throw them into the dishwasher, and they will still retain their color and design like they are new.
10. Skull Face Whiskey Shot Glasses
No matter what the special occasion is, bringing out these skull-faced shot glasses from Circleware to your events will make your family and guests “ooh” and “aah” in wonder and get conversations started.
Not only does the unique shape shows off your rugged personality, but these bad boys will also make you feel more powerful after just a few shots.
11. Shotgun Shot Glasses
Party like a boss and take a shot from a shotgun! For anyone who is a fan of action movies, this 12-gauge shot glass set is a must-have for your shot glass collection.
The packaging is not only nice, but the shotgun shell shot glasses are also made of industrial-grade plastic that you can expect will not leak.
12. Friday The 13th Shot Glasses
Add a little funk to your party with these Friday the 13th shot glasses! Designed to withstand repeated use, this shot glass set has everything you need to terrify your friends and family during your horror-themed celebrations.
Relieve the terror from horror movies when you serve booze with glasses that feature one of the most feared masked men in horror.
13. Cactus Shot Glasses
Any succulent enthusiast would have fun with these super cute shot glasses. A collection of four, the shot glasses are just what you need to please even the driest crowds and add life to your party.
Sturdier than you would probably expect, this shot glass set is made to last, and you can use them either for drinks or decorations.
14. Bullet Casing Shot Glasses
“Let’s take a shot!” suddenly gets a new meaning with this shot glass set. Inspired from 50-caliber bullets, these shiny gold shot glasses are made of ceramic and can hold more or less two ounces of your favorite liquor.
Whether you’re a gun lover or a person in uniform, this collection will surely delight when you protect and serve booze.
15. Mr Right and Mrs Always Right Wine Glass Set
Looking for something romantic that isn’t chocolates, diamonds, or flowers? Well, if it’s for a couple who loves showing off to the world just how committed they are, then these wine glasses – that can also be used as shot glasses – are the perfect set for the perfect couple!
Perfect for anniversaries, engagements, showers, and weddings, these shot glasses are everything you’d expect for the forever type of love.
This list could go on forever, but I’m gonna call it now as the responsible server of content that I am.
Hopefully you gained some deep and insightful knowledge into the fascinating world of quirky shot glasses. Or at the very least you found a payback gift for that terrible secret Santa gift Steve from IT gave you last year.
Until next time, fireballs anyone?