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The Perfect Vodka Jell-O Shot Recipe (Plus 65+ Flavor Combos)

Updated on August 25, 2017
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Smirnoff is a decent bang-for-your-buck vodka, especially when it comes to making Jell-O shots with it.
Smirnoff is a decent bang-for-your-buck vodka, especially when it comes to making Jell-O shots with it.

As a college student gearing up for our annual Oktoberfest on campus, I've been preparing these shots between classes. I have an over-abundance of Smirnoff vodka, and one can only drink so much before it gets boring. Here is a cheap, fun way to make delicious Jell-O shots.

Jell-O Shots Are Sneaky!

Because the alcohol gets absorbed into the gelatin once ingested, it takes longer to hit you. The sugar and flavoring also help mask the taste of the alcohol, so these things can sneak up on you. Be careful enjoying these tasty treats!

The Best Basic Jell-O Shot Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 small box of Jell-O (I use small boxes so I can make a bunch of different flavors in batches. Double the recipe if using large boxes.)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup Smirnoff vodka
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Stir the Jell-O into the boiling water until dissolved.
  2. Allow the mixture to come to room temperature, stirring occasionally. If you don't do let the mixture cool, the alcohol can get boiled out, and you'll just be stuck with plain Jell-O.
  3. Stir in vodka and water (I usually mix these while I'm waiting for the Jell-O to cool a little and keep it in the freezer.)
  4. Pour into shot glasses or paper cups, and place in refrigerator until set.
  5. Enjoy!

Pro Tip

Don't add the alcohol while the Jell-O is still really hot because it will burn off the alcohol. Wait until the Jell-O is room temperature to add the liquor!

Mine usually take 3 hours to set up completely, possibly more depending on the proof of your liquor and how big your shots are. The taller the container, the longer they will take to set. If you're short on time, go for wider as opposed to taller containers.

Also, please drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.

Which Vodka Tastes the Best in a Jell-o Shot?

The best vodka for Jell-o shots is Grey Goose. If you're looking for quantity, go with Vitali.

What Is the Best Vodka for Jell-O Shots?

I tested four vodkas in cherry Jell-O. The winner is Goose, or if your budget doesn't allow for that, go with Vitali. If you want more info or recommendations, keep reading.

The Experiment

In the experiment, I used:

  • Three Olives Cherry,
  • Grey Goose,
  • Vitali,
  • and Smirnoff.

I made four seperate containers with 1/2 cup alcohol and 1/2 cup Jell-O. I then hid the labels, asked my friends to try each one, and tell me which ones they like the best. It was Goose (the best), Vitali, Three Olives Cherry, and then Smirnoff (the least palatable), in that order.

Goose Was Smoother: My preference for mixed drinks is Smirnoff because I feel like it's the place where price and taste meet. However, it didn't hold up in a Jell-O shot, in my opinion. It tasted like rubbing alcohol. Four other friends tried the shots with me, and they all agreed: Vitali and Goose were the best. Goose is a bit smoother than the Vitali and blended with the Jell-O better.

Go With What You Like: That said, the most truthful answer here is "whatever you like best." Some people live for making their shots with flavored vodkas. Other people think that is the worst possible thing you could do. When I say a "good" vodka, I mean that it doesn't burn going down. A good vodka is smooth because it's been distilled many times. The more you distill it, the better it tastes, the more it costs. So, for Jell-o shots, you might be looking for quantity, not quality. I'll tell you about the vodkas I've tried, and you can decide for yourself. Let's focus on plain-flavored vodkas, and I can talk to you about my experiences with them.

A Look at Other Vodkas You Can Try

Avoid at All Costs

  • Svedka: I avoid this like the plague. I can always count on Svedka to make me sick and give me a headache in the morning. No other vodka has this affect on me. I once heard the adage, "Never trust liquor that comes in a plastic bottle." This stuff used to come in a plastic bottle, and I think that adage holds true here. I'd recommend avoiding this at all costs. It tastes like liquid plastic.

Good Options That Blend Price and Taste

  • Smirnoff: This is a solid alcohol. It burns a bit going down, but it's a great bang for your buck. It does the job, doesn't take like rubbing alcohol, and blends pretty seamlessly with most flavors. It's also what I used in this article! Smirnoff also has a ton of flavored options.
  • Vitali: In our taste test, this vodka ranked well ahead of everything but Goose. If you want quality and quantity, this is probably your best option. It blended really well with the gelatin and didn't have too much of an alcohol-y kick.
  • New Amsterdam: A slightly classier Smirnoff, in my opinion. They're similarly priced, taste similar, and both do the job well. If one is on sale, go with that one because, like I said, they're really similar.
  • Three Olives: This stuff is pretty tasty, and they have some unique flavors (like Loopy and Tarts). However, it's a bit pricer than Smirnoff. It's a bit smoother than Smirnoff. It's definitely worth a try, but maybe isn't the most economical choice for a huge rager. Using the cherry flavor vodka in the shots definitely made the flavor more pronounced.

Great Vodkas if You Have Money to Spend

  • Grey Goose: Grey Goose is delicious. However, you're mostly paying for the import cost here, not necessarily the quality of vodka. That said, it IS a better vodka than Smirnoff, meaning that it's smoother. If you can afford a giant bottle of Goose, those shots will go down real smooth.
  • Absolut: In the same quality tier as Grey Goose, this is a wonderful vodka. However, the extra quality that you're paying for is likely to get lost in the Jell-O. If you find a good sale though, go for it! This vodka won't disappoint.
  • Belvedere: While delicious and smooth with only the slightest of burns, the intricate flavors are going to be overwhelmed by the Jell-O. If you can swing it and want some smooooth shots, go for it.

The Jell-O Shot Master List

You may have seen the picture going around of the Jell-O shot master list. If not, here it is in all of its glory. The Jell-O measurements in each of the ingredients lists are for the powder. Let me know which ones you liked and which ones you'll have again!

If you add the alcohol while the Jell-O is still hot, you'll boil off the alcohol. Make sure that mixture you're pouring the alcohol into is around room temperature.

Adam and Eve

  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz lemon Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup of brandy
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate liqueur
  • 1/4 cup of gin

Dissolve 1 box of lemon Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of brandy, 1/4 cup of pomegranate liqueur, and 1/4 cup of gin. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Alabama Slamma

  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz package of lemon Jell-O
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup amaretto
  • 1/4 cup Southern Comfort
  • 1/3 cup sloe gin

Dissolve 1 package of lemon Jell-O in 3/4 cup of boiling water, and stir until everything is completely dissolved. Then add 1/3 cup of cold water. Next, add 1/3 cup of amaretto, 1/4 cup of Southern Comfort, and 1/3 cup of sloe gin. Mix thoroughly until everything is well-combined, and then carefully pour into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours and serve.

All Nighter

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz cherry Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup watermelon vodka

Dissolve 1 box of cherry Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water and 1/2 cup of watermelon vodka. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Ankle Breaker

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz lime Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of 151 rum
  • 1/4 cup of cherry brandy

Dissolve 1 envelope of lime Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of 151 rum, and 1/4 cup of cherry brandy. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Apple Pie

  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 boxes of lemon Jell-O (3 oz size)
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of light rum
  • 1/2 cup of sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 cup of apple brandy
  • 1/4 cup of grenadine

Dissolve 2 boxes of lemon Jell-O in 1 1/2 cups of water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1 cup of cold water. Once cool, add 1/2 cup of light rum, 1/2 cup of sweet vermouth, 1/4 cup of apple brandy, and 1/4 cup of grenadine. Stir well, and cool before pouring into cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Bahama Mama

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz watermelon Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup Malibu rum
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps

Boil 1 cup water. Dissolve watermelon Jell-O in water. After the water has cooled a bit, 1/2 cup Malibu rum, and 1/2 cup peach schnapps. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Banana Boat

  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 oz pineapple Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup of banana liqueur

Dissolve 1 box of pineapple Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of coconut rum, and 1/4 cup of banana liqueur. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Banana Split

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz strawberry Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of vodka
  • 1/4 cup of banana liqueur
  • 1/4 cup of Creme de Cacao

Dissolve 1 box of strawberry Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of vodka, and 1/4 cup of banana liqueur, and 1/4 cup of Creme de Cacao. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Beer

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup any malt liquor

Boil 1 cup of water. Add strawberry Jell-O, and stir until dissolved. After it's cooled a bit, add 1 cup any malt liquor. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Bermuda Triangle

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of spiced rum
  • 1/4 cup of peach schnapps

Dissolve 1 box of orange Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of spiced rum, and 1/4 cup of peach schnapps. Stir well, and cool before pouring into cup. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Black Cat

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz raspberry Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of Black Vodka
  • 1/4 cup of Chambord

Dissolve 1 package of raspberry Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of Black Vodka, and 1/4 cup of Chambord. Stir well, and wait until the liquid is about room temperature before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Black Widow

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz of grape Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 3/4 cup of blackberry vodka
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ginger powder

Dissolve 1 package of grape Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 3/4 cup of blackberry vodka, and 1/8 teaspoon of ginger powder. Stir well, and cool slightly before pouring into cups. For a snazzy garnish, drop a single blackberry in each cup before chilling. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Blue Firecracker

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz berry blue Jell-O (this is different than blueberry)
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps

Boil 1 cup water. Dissolve berry blue Jell-O in the water. Once that cools, add 1/2 cup vodka and 1/2 cup peach schnapps. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Blueberry

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz blueberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup blueberry vodka

Boil 1 cup water. Dissolve blueberry Jell-O in the water. Add 1 cup blueberry vodka once the Jell-O has reached room temperature. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Caribbean

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz strawberry-banana Jell-O
  • 1 cup Cruzan Banana Rum

Boil 1 cup water. Dissolve strawberry-banana Jell-O in the boiling water. Add 1 cup of Cruzan Banana Rum once it's room temp. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Caribou Lou

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup boiling pineapple juice
  • 3 oz pineapple Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup Malibu Rum
  • 1/2 cup triple sec

Boil 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Dissolve the pineapple Jell-O in the boiling concoction. When it's cooled down to room temperature, add the 1/2 cup of Malibu and the 1/2 cup of triple sec. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Cherry Cola

  • 1 cup of boiling Coke
  • 3 oz cherry Jell-O
  • 1 cup cold Coke
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 1/2 cup spiced rum

Boil 1 cup Coke. Dissolve the cherry Jell-O in the boiling Coke. Add 1 cup cold Coke to the mixture. Once it's near room temperature, add the 1/2 cup amaretto and the 1/2 cup spiced rum. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Cosmopolitan

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Splash of lime juice
  • 3 oz cranberry Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of triple sec

Boil 1 cup water with a splash of lime juice, and add cranberry Jell-O. Once it cools, add 1/2 cup vodka and 1/2 cup triple sec. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Cough Drop

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz strawberry Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of Jagermeister

Boil 1 cup of boiling water. Dissolve a 3 oz package of strawberry Jell-O in it, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water and 1/2 cup of Jagermeister. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Cryptini

  • 1 cup of hot coffee
  • An envelope of Knox gelatin
  • 1/3 cup of iced coffee
  • 1/3 cup of vodka
  • 1/3 cup of Kahlua

Boil a cup of coffee. Dissolve 1 envelope of Knox gelatin, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/3 cup of iced coffee, 1/3 cup of vodka, and 1/3 cup of Kahlua. Stir well, and wait until the liquid has cooled before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Devil's Kiss

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • An envelope of Knox gelatin
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of Goldschlager
  • 1/4 cup of Bacardi 151

Boil 1 cup of water. Dissolve 1 envelope of Knox gelatin, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of Goldschlager, and 1/4 cup of Bacardi 151. Stir well, and wait until the liquid has cooled before pouring into shot cups. If you double up the Knox gelatin in this one, you can eliminate the cup and serve these up as jigglers! Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Dreamsicle

  • 1 1/3 cup water boiling water
  • 2/3 cup OJ
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1 cup vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 cup raspberry or berry vodka
  • 1/2 cup KeKe Beach Key Lime Cream Liqueur

Boil 1 1/3 cup water and 2/3 cup OJ together. Add orange Jell-O, and dissolve completely. Once it's cooled some, 1 cup vanilla vodka, 1/2 cup raspberry or berry vodka, and 1/2 cup KeKe Beach Key Lime Cream Liqueur. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Firecracker 2

  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/3 cup of sloe gin
  • 1/3 cup of spiced rum
  • 1/3 cup of Bacardi 151

Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 box of orange Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Once cool, add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/3 cup of sloe gin, 1/3 cup of spiced rum, and 1/3 cup of Bacardi 151. Stir well, and cool before pouring into cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

French Tickler

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of cinnamon schnapps
  • 1/2 cup of vodka

Boil 1 cup of water. Dissolve 1 package of orange Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of cinnamon schnapps, and 1/2 cup of vodka. Stir well, and wait until the liquid has a chance to cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Fruit Punch

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz mixed fruit Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup blueberry vodka
  • 1/2 cup raspberry vodka

Boil 1 cup of water, and add mixed fruit Jell-O. Once that cools a bit, add 1/2 cup blueberry vodka and 1/2 cup raspberry vodka. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Fuzzy Navel

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 3/4 cup peach schnapps

Boil 1 cup water, and add 3 oz orange Jell-O. Once it's room temp, add 1/4 cup of vodka and 3/4 cup of peach schnapps. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Gin & Tonic

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz lime Jell-O
  • 1 cup gin

Boil 1 cup tonic water. Dissolve lime Jell-O in hot water. Once cool, add 1 cup gin. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Grape Crush

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz grape Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup plain vodka
  • 1/2 cup Chambord

Boil 1 cup of water, and then add grape Jell-O. Once that cools, add 1/2 cup plain vodka and 1/2 cup Chambord. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Harvey Wallbanger

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of vodka
  • 1/4 cup of Galliano

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 package of orange Jell-O in the hot water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of vodka, and 1/4 cup of Galliano. Stir well until completely combined, and wait until the liquid has cooled before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Hawaiian

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz of pineapple of blueberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup coconut rum

Boil 1 cup of water. Dissolve pineapple or blueberry Jell-O in the hot water. Once cool, add 1 cup coconut rum. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Juicy Fruit

  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz pineapple Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/3 cup of vodka
  • 1/3 cup of melon liqueur
  • 1/3 cup of peach schnapps

Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 box of pineapple Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/3 cup of vodka, and 1/3 cup of melon liqueur, and 1/3 cup of peach schnapps. Stir well and cool. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Jagermaster

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of Jagermeister
  • 1/4 cup of amaretto
  • A splash of grenadine

Boil 1 cup of water. Dissolve 1 box of orange Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Once cool, add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of Jagermeister, 1/4 cup of amaretto, and a just a splash of grenadine. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Jagermonster

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of Jagermeister
  • 1/4 cup of grenadine

Boil 1 cup of water. Dissolve 1 package of orange Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of Jagermeister, and 1/4 cup of grenadine. Stir well, and cool before pouring into cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Jolly Rancher

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz melon Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of vodka
  • 1/2 cup apple pucker

Boil 1 cup water, and add melon Jell-O. Once cool, stir in 1/2 cup vodka and 1/2 cup apple pucker. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Komaniwanalaya

  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 3 oz pineapple Jell-O
  • 3 oz cranberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of amaretto
  • 1/2 cup of 151

Take 2 cups of boiling water, and dissolve 1 box of pineapple Jell-O and 1 box of cranberry Jell-O in it. Stir until fully dissolved. Add 1 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of amaretto, and 1/2 cup of 151. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Lemon Drop

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz lemon Jell-O
  • 1 cup citrus vodka
  • Granulated sugar

Boil 1 cup water, and add lemon Jell-O. Once cool, add 1 cup citrus vodka. Top with granulated sugar sprinkles just before it's done setting (maybe an hour and a half in). Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Lemon Lime

  • 2 cups of boiling Sprite
  • 3 oz lemon Jell-O
  • 3 oz lime Jell-O
  • 2 cups citrus vodka

Boil 2 cups Sprite, and then add lemon and lime Jell-O. Once cool, add 2 cups citrus vodka. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Lethal Injection

  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 3 oz pineapple Jell-O
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of amaretto
  • 1/4 cup of coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup of dark rum
  • 1/4 cup of spiced rum

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 package of orange Jell-O and 1 package of pineapple Jell-O. Stir until completely dissolved. Add 1 cup of cold water followed by 1/4 cup of amaretto, 1/4 cup of coconut rum, 1/4 cup of dark rum, and 1/4 cup of spiced rum. Stir well, and wait until the liquid has cooled before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Lime in the Coconut

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz watermelon Jell-O
  • 1 cup Malibu Coconut Rum

Boil 1 cup water. Dissolve watermelon Jell-O in the water. Once cool, add 1 cup Malibu Coconut Rum. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Long Island Iced Tea

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • two 3 oz lemon Jell-O boxes
  • 1/2 cup of cola
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of gin
  • 1/2 cup of light rum
  • 1/2 cup of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of tequila

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 2 packages of lemon Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cola and 1/2 cup of cold water. Once it's cool, get ready to add the alcohol: 1/2 cup of gin, 1/2 cup of light rum, 1/2 cup of vodka, and 1/2 cup of tequila. Stir until everything is well combined, and let it cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Margarita

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz lime Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup sweet & sour margarita

Boil 1 cup water. Add 3 oz lime Jell-O. Followed by 1/2 cup tequila and 1/2 cup sweet and sour margarita mix once it's cool. Sprinkle with salt just before firm. Substitute watermelon Jell-O for lime for a melon margarita. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Mimosas

  • 1 cup boiling champagne
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1 cup champagne
  • Splash of OJ

This one varies from the normal method since champagne isn't as strong as hard alcohol, so cut the water out of this one. Boil 1 cup champagne; mix in the orange Jell-O. Once cool, add one more cup champagne and a splash of OJ. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Mojito

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz lime Jell-O
  • 3/4 cup white rum
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Splash of mint extract or freshly chopped mint

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir in lime Jell-O. Once cool, add in 3/4 cup white rum and 1/4 cup cold water. Top with chopped and crushed mint leaves or substitute mint leaves with a splash of mint extract in the the boiling water. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Ninja Turtle

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of gin
  • 1/4 cup of Blue Curacao

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 box of orange Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of gin, and 1/4 cup of Blue Curaçao. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Pain Killer

  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz pineapple Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/3 cup of dark rum
  • 1/3 cup of coconut rum
  • 1/3 cup of orange liqueur

Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 box of pineapple Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/3 cup of dark rum, 1/3 cup of coconut rum, and 1/3 cup of orange liqueur. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Pixie Sticks

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz lemon Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of Southern Comfort
  • 1/4 cup of blackberry brandy

Dissolve 1 box of lemon Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of Southern Comfort, and 1/4 cup of blackberry brandy. Stir well, and cool before pouring into cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Purple People Eater

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz grape Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup watermelon pucker

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add grape Jell-O. Once cool, add 1/2 cup vodka and 1/2 cup watermelon pucker. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Rain Man

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of Bacardi 151
  • 1/4 cup of melon liqueur

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 box of orange Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of Bacardi 151, and 1/4 cup of melon liqueur. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Red-Headed Slut

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz cranberry Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • 1/2 cup Jager

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve cranberry Jell-O in the water. Once cool, add 1/2 cup peach schnapps and 1/2 cup Jager. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Red Hots

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 oz plain gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cinnamon schnapps

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and dissolve plain gelatin in it. Add 1/2 cup cold water and 2 cups cinnamon schnapps. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Red Silk Panties

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz cranberry Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of vodka
  • 1/4 cup of peach schnapps

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 box of cranberry Jell-O in it, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of vodka, and 1/4 cup of peach schnapps. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Rum and Coke

  • 1 cup boiling Coke
  • 3 oz dark cherry Jell-O
  • 1 cup of light rum

Bring 1 cup of Coke to a boil. Then mix in dark cherry Jell-O. Once cool, add 1 cup of light rum. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Rummy Bears

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz of whatever Jell-O you like
  • 1 cup berry vodka
  • Gummy bears

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve any random Jell-O flavor in the water. Once cool, add 1 cup berry vodka, and place one gummy bear in the center of each shot. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Scooby Snacks

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz pineapple Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of melon liqueur
  • 1/4 cup of coconut rum

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 box of pineapple Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup of melon liqueur, and 1/4 cup of coconut rum. Stir well, and cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Sex on the Beach

  • 1 cup of boiling cranberry juice
  • 3 oz orange Jell-O
  • 1/3 cup peach schnapp
  • 2/3 cup vodka

Boil 1 cup cranberry juice. Add 3 oz orange Jell-O. Once cool, add 1/3 cup peach schnapps and 2/3 cup vodka. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Silk

  • 1 cup of boiling champagne
  • 3 oz plain gelatin (or flavor of your choosing)
  • 1 cup champagne
  • Lychee juice

Boil 1 cup champagne. Mix in gelatin. Add 1 cup champagne and splash of lychee juice from the can. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Sour Apple

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz of sour apple Jell-O
  • 3 oz of plain gelatin
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 cup Mountain Dew
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 3/4 cup Captain Morgan Coconut Rum

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 small box sour apple Jell-O, 3 oz of plain gelatin, and 1 tbs sugar. Stir in 1 cup Mountain Dew, and mix well. Make sure that all of the powder is dissolved. Once cool, mix 2 cups vodka and 3/4 cup Captain Morgan Coconut Rum. Pour into cups and refrigerate. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Squirm

  • 2 1/4 cup boiling water
  • Three 3 oz Jell-O packets (whatever flavors you like)
  • 3/4 cup of ice cold water
  • 2 cups vodka

Boil 2 1/4 cups of water. Add 3 small packages of any flavor of Jell-O. Dissolve thoroughly. Add 3/4 cup ice cold water. Once cool, add 2 cups vodka and one gummy worm to each shot. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz of strawberry Jell-O
  • 3/4 cup white rum
  • a dash (about 1 oz) of sweet & sour or margarita mix

Boil 1 cup water. Add 3 oz package strawberry Jell-O. Once cool, add 3/4 cup white rum and a dash (about 1 oz) of sweet & sour or margarita mix. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Tijuana Taxi

  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 6 oz of lemon Jell-O (two 3 oz packets)
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of tequila
  • 1/4 cup of Blue Curaçao
  • 1/4 cup of tropical fruit schnapps

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Dissolve 2 packages of lemon Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved. Next, add 1 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of tequila, 1/4 cup of Blue Curaçao, and 1/4 cup of tropical fruit schnapps. Stir until completely combined, and give it a chance to cool before pouring into shot cups. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Watermelon Jolly Rancher

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 oz watermelon Jell-O
  • 1 cup watermelon vodka

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add watermelon Jell-O. Once cool, add 1 cup watermelon vodka. Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

Woowoo

  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Three 3 oz packages of grape Jell-O
  • Three 3 oz packages of cranberry or grape Jell-O
  • Three 3 oz packages of strawberry Jell-O
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 3 cups peach schnapps
  • 1 can grape juice concentrate
  • 1 can cran-raspberry juice concentrate

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add grape, cranberry/raspberry, and strawberry Jell-O. Once cool, add 3 cups vodka, 3 cups peach schnapps, 1 can grape juice concentrate, and 1 can cran-raspberry juice concentrate (both undiluted!). Chill for 3 to 4 hours, and serve.

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      Lulu 5 weeks ago

      How long are they good for

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      Gabrielle Decker 4 months ago

      Love your jello shoot recipes they look really good

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      randy 19 months ago

      those jello shots are good

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      Lindsay 2 years ago

      Just in case anyone was wondering. One package of Jello (3oz) using this recipe yields twenty 20ml syringes for syringe shots.

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      sydney 2 years ago

      How many does this normally make??

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      applejuic3 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      that picture looks great. i've made them before but i like having a set recipe to follow that i can use next time. thank you.