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Whiskey Sour Jelly Shot Recipe (shooter)


Jell-O Shots

Jell-O Shots

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

Here's a great recipe for adapting the classic Whiskey Sour drink into a Jelly Shot. You can also use lemon-flavored gelatin, but this can be too sour. If you do opt for that, cut the lemon juice and add a little more simple syrup.

Try this recipe to get the hang of making more complex Jell-O Shots then adapt your other favorite cocktails into these party favorites.

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

Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 16 1-ounce shots


  • 1 3-ounce package unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. Mix the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup 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 and food coloring (optional).
  5. Pour into shot glasses, molds, or a baking pan for a sheet of gelatin 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.

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