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Jello Shots Recipe - Where to Find Great Jello Shot Recipes, Shot Glasses and Jello Shot Injectors

Updated on September 1, 2011

Basic Vodka Jello Shot Recipe

A basic jello shot recipe usually consists of:

  • a package of jello dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water
  • one cup of vodka (to substitute the 1 cup of cold water)

Many have found however that this recipe might be a little too strong so you can alter it a little bit to

  • a package of jello dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3/4 cup of vodka
  • 1/4 cup of cold water

How to Make:

Measure one cup of boiling water into a large glass measuring cup (this will make pouring into the cups easier than trying to do it from a pot). Dissolve 1 package of Jello (3 oz size) and stir gently for about 2 minutes. Then add 3/4 cup of Vodka and 1/4 cup of cold water and stir well again.

Let it cool for a bit and then pour the liquid into the individual jello shot cups and chill until firm (takes about 4 hours). This basic recipe will make about 15 Jello shots.

While this basic recipe is tried and true, at times it might also lack a bit of flavor.

Luckily there are now tons of great jello shot recipes using all sorts of flavored liquors and alcohol that complement the many different flavors of Jello.

There are also new creative ways to serve Jello shots. While using small paper and plastic cups is still popular, there are also Jello Injectors, Jello served on Orange slice wedges and other creative ideas listed below.

Jello Shots with Rum

Rum is becoming another favorite to add to Jell-o shots. You can add one whole cup of Rum to the 3 oz pack of Jell-o and 1 cup boiling water or dilute it with 1/2 cup of cold water and 1/2 cup of rum for higher proof rums.

Here are some different Jell-o Flavors that mix well with Rum

  • 1 package Watermelon Jell-o
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup of Malibu Coconut Rum


  • 1 Package Orange Jell-o
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup of Captain Morgan's


  • 1 Package Peach Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup of Malibu Rum


Jello Shots with Peach Schnapps

Peach Schnapps is another great liqueur to add to Jell-o shots. It's sweetness can really bring out the flavors of the Jell-o.

Due to its sweetness however and lack of potency the best combination Recipe for these Jell-o shots would be

  • 1 3 oz box of Jell-o (flavors listed below)
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup of Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 cup of Vodka

When using one of the following flavors of Jell-o this is what it will taste like:

  • Cherry Jell-o (tastes like candy)
  • Orange Jell-o (tastes similar to a fuzzy navel)
  • Peach Jell-o (very peachy)
  • Strawberry Jell-o (also candylike)
  • Raspberry (tastes like Twizzlers)

Jello Shots with Tequila

Tequila jello shots are also popular - but powerful!

It is best to use only 1/2 cup of Tequila and 1/2 cup of cold water when making these shots so as not to overwhelm guests.

Recipe for Tequila Jell-o Shots

  • 1 3 oz box of Jell-o (flavors listed below)
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup of Tequila
  • 1/2 cup of Cold Water

Best to Use with These Flavors

  • Lime Jello
  • Orange Jello
  • Watermelon Jello
  • Strawberry Jello

Orange Slice Jell-o Shots

Here is a really creative way to serve Jell-o shots that will really impress guests, especially in summertime.

Simply cut a few oranges in half and spoon or scoop out in the insides.


1 3 oz box of Orange Jell-o

1 cup of boiling water

1/2 cup of Vodka

1/2 cup of cold water

Pour Jell-o into the orange halves and refrigerate until it sets.

Then cut each half into thirds.

These will not only taste great but look great as well!

Other Jello Shot Supplies

Here are a bunch of items to help you with your Jello shots. You can either use paper cups for your jello shots or plastic cups that come with lids depending on your preference or storage capabilities.

Jello Shot Injectors

Here are some more creative ways to serve jello shots.

These Jello Shot Syringes are a great way to serve your 2.5 ounce jello shots!

They are specifically made for Jello shots and have long tips with an extra wide opening at the bottom so the contents squirt out with ease.

They are also 100% reusable so you can use them party after party!

Caulkshot Jello Shot Dispenser

This is another unusual way to serve Jello shots that guests will not forget.

This great jello shot dispenser known as the Caulkshot. It comes with

12 tubes

4 gelatin pre-mix packets

150 disposable tips

1 Caulkgun

This will give you about 150 Jello Shots with flavors that include: Sex On The Beach Kit, Purple Hooter, Kamikaze plus a random flavor.

Fancy and Elegant Jello Shots

For more elegant and fancy Jello shots that will have your guests talking (such as the two pictured on the right) you should order The Jelly Shot Test Kitchen book (listed above).

It includes recipes for these items and many more using liquors such as blackberry liquor (for the top Blackberry shot) or Three Olives Bubble Gum Flavored vodka for the awesome Blowpop jello shots.

The Jellinator

The next item listed below is just one of the coolest items ever for making Jell-o shots.

It is called the Jellinator and it is an easy dispensing jello shot system. So cleaver, I wish I had thought of it myself.

Simply pour hot jello in the container and dispense into cups by pushing down on the tube.

You can find out more about this item at

The Jellinator


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      Vishaaa 6 years ago from Somewhere on this earth..

      Good one. I love the idea of Orange Slice Jell-o Shots. They look so lovely.