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10 Fun Jell-O Shot Recipes from Popular Cocktails

Mimic Your Favorite Cocktails with Jelly Shots

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Layered Jell-O Shots

Layered Jell-O Shots

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
Jell-O Shots

Jell-O Shots

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
Jell-O Shots

Jell-O Shots

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

Jell-O (or jelly) shots are a popular party favor and can come in almost any flavor imaginable. The shooter recipes below are for 10 popular cocktails which I have adapted into jiggly shooters. The method is the same for each and they retain, for the most part, the same great flavors of the original drinks. Visit this page to find the basic recipe and more tips: Jell-O Shot Recipe.

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To make Jell-O Shots with any of the recipes below:

  1. Mix the liquors and any juices with cold water and chill in the refrigerator so they are a consistent temperature.
  2. Pour gelatin into a bowl.
  3. Add boiling water, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  4. Stir in chilled liquor and water mix.
  5. Pour into shot glasses, molds, or a baking pan for a sheet of Jell-O to cut up once set. Tip: The small, plastic shot cups are perfect because the drinker can just squeeze the shot out.
  6. Refrigerate until the liquid sets. (At least 2 hours, but overnight refrigeration is recommended)
  7. Serve cold.

Layered Shots:

You may also want to try layering these shots using two or three of the individual recipes. I highly recommend a Cosmopolitan-Pina Colada shooter.

To layer gelatins, simply mix up the bottom layer and let it set. Then mix the second and pour it on top of the first.

Jell-O Shot Recipes:

Each of these recipes are for a single, 3 ounce box of gelatin, which is the most common size available. It will make about 16 1-ounce shots and you can multiply the recipe to make more or to fit bigger cups.

Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe...

Cosmopolitan

  • 1 3-ounce box cranberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • Splash of lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe...

Dreamsicle

  • 1 3-ounce box orange-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 oz whipped cream or vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Creamsicle cocktail recipe...

Jolly Rancher

  • 1 3-ounce box watermelon-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 oz apple schnapps
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Jolly Rancher cocktail recipe...

Lemon Drop

  • 1 3-ounce box lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 oz lemon vodka
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Lemon Drop cocktail recipe...

Mimosa

  • 1 3-ounce box orange-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz Champagne
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Mimosa cocktail recipe...

Piña Colada

  • 1 3-ounce box pineapple-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 oz coconut rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water

OR

  • 1 3-ounce box pineapple-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 oz coconut rum
  • 2 oz coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Piña Colada cocktail recipe...

Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach cocktail recipe...

Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 1 3-ounce box strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz light rum
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Strawberry Daiquiri recipe...

Surfer on Acid

  • 1 3-ounce box pineapple-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz coconut rum
  • 2 oz Jagermeister
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Surfer on Acid Cocktail recipe...

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