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The Ultimate Jello Shots and Shooters

Updated on November 9, 2015

Shots And Shooters Are Great For Almost Every Occasion.

Shots and Shooters are the most popular party additions for any adult fiesta. Just remember to drink responsibly and do not drive. Here are some of my favorite shot recipes and the glasses that go with them. Shots and shooters made with alcohol are meant for people 21 years or older. Non-alcholic shots and shoots are fine as deserts for any age.

Desert Shooters are growing more and more popular. They can offer your guests a variety of choices and their small size is just enough to have two.. or more. Always prepare more than you think your guests will consume because they are so popular they will be gone no matter how many you make.

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The Basic Jello Shot

The basic recipe is

3 oz jello

1 cup (8 oz) water (boiling)

2 oz. vodka

6 oz. schnapps

Add the boiling water to the jello and stir 2 minutes until it is dissolved.

add 2 oz of vodka and 6 oz. Schnapps. Chill until firm.

The basic jello shot is easy to make. Variation in flavor comes from the liquor you use and the flavor of jello. Here is my favorites list of basic jello

Hint Of Mint - Hiram Walker Peppermint Flavored Schnapps and lime Jello

Peaches and Cream= Prepare with unflavored geleatin- Peach Jello with Baileys Irish Cream

Cherry Amaretto Jell-O Shot

3 oz. package cherry Jell-O

8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water

2 oz. cold water

6 oz. amaretto

Sex on the Beach Jell-O Shot

3 oz. package orange Jell-O

8 oz. (1 cup) boiling cranberry juice

3 oz. peach schnapps

5 oz. vodka

Jelly Bean Boosts

3 oz. package cherry Jell-O

8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water

2 oz. cold water

6 oz. Jelly bean infused vodka

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Strawberry N Cream Jello Shots

The Ultimate To Die For Shot

Soak Strawberries in whipped cream flavored vodka the night before. I use the whole berry with the top cut off, but you can chop it too.

The Basic Recipe

3 oz jello strawberry

1 cup (8 oz) water (boiling)

2 oz. whipped cream vodka

6 oz. chocolate schnapps

Add this basic recipe to the chocolate cups.

HINT: You must chill the jello until it's room temp or slightly cooler. Catch it just before it starts to gell. If you add it when it's too warm it will melt the chocolate and develop holes that will leak the jello out. Add the chopped or sliced vodka soaked strawberries and then another layer of jello.

Other really great combinations for these chocolate Jello shots are

Raspberry jello with vodka soaked fresh raspberries

Blueberry jello with vodka soaked fresh blueberries

Bananas do not work as well but if you use fresh bananas that aren't soaked they are ok, just a bit smushy.

How To Prepare The Chocolate Jello Shot Cup

We tested our new mold using white chocolate almond bark and milk chocolate almond bark. After melting the chocolate in the microwave for about a minute (you have to go by the way your microwave heats) we poured about a tablespoon into the mold and rolled it around. First we did this for the white chocolate and then waited for it to set up. We placed it in the freezer to speed up the process. We repeated with the milk chocolate so the sides would be thick enough not to crush when removing it from the mold, but still remained thin.

When the milk chocolate set up fully we turned the mold upside down and slightly indented the bottom. The cups slide right out. At this point them don't stand as they are very egg looking. We then placed a dolop of melted milk chocolate on the bottom of a cupcake wrapper and the cup stuck within 10 seconds. We then hardened them by chilling. Once chilled they pull away from the wrapper very easily and they stand nicely.

We then again melted some chocolate and using a wooden stick we drizzled the dark chocolate onto the white chocolate until we were happy with the way they looked.

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The Chocolate Cup Ready To Fill

Bite Size Jello Cup That Tastes Like A Gourmet Chocolate

These disappeared from the tray in 5 minutes. The sweet jello and cream infused fruit went perfect with a tart slice of strawberry. The only problem was that I didn't make enough!

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Light Up Shot Glasses - Excellent For Your Christmas Or New Years Party

Create a festive environment with your shot glasses and then turn down the light for an instant holiday feel.

Pineapple Sunrise = New Summer Shot - The Perfect Summer Jello Shot

Using 3 oz Jello packages mix together a box of pineapple, a box of orange and a box of strawberry.

Add in 1 cup of coconut Rum

Half cup vodka

One Oz Peach Schnapps

Using a large mixing bowl.

Start with 3 cups of boiling water and dissolve 1 package of Orange Jello, 1 package of Strawberry Jello, and 1 package of Pineapple Jello (all the 3 oz size)

stir until fully dissolved.

Add 1 cup of cold water

1 1/2 cups of Coconut Rum.

1/2 cup vodka

1 Oz Peach Schnapps

Stir until everything is well combined. Place in shot glasses and chill until set

Dessert Shooters

The newest craze is mini desert in tiny shot glasses. Dessert Shooters are slightly larger than shot glasses although I have made them in 2 oz shot glasses. To go with the Dessert Shooter you should have a mini spoon. This way the desert is not eaten in one bite. These are great for people who are on a diet and just want to taste something sweet. Getting to finish it will make you feel like you had a whole desert with no guilt.

350 Shot And Shooter Recipes With Pictures - Pinned On Pinterest

100's Shots, Shooter, and Jello Shots with pictures from Pinterest. Because these are pins the ownership of the pictures may be in question. I tried to follow the links to all of them that I have pinned, but this is the internet.

Dessert And Shooters Party Trays

Shooters and shots look so pretty on these party trays. Display your creations proudly and allow your guests the full view.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Liquor Density For Layered Drinks

This is the best chart I have found for layered shots. Keep in mind the taste of the alcohol you are mixing. While the shot may look really good and photograph well, taste is key.

Lifesaver Vodka

Dissolve a few lifesavers into a bottle of Vodka overnight for a colorful and tasty treat.

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Vodka Shots

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St Patrick's Day Mint Oreo Cookie Dessert Shooters - Kid Friendly : So Yummy!

If you have ever tried Mint Oreo cookies you know how good they are and how hard they are to find in the store. Even harder is keeping them in the house once your kids discover they are there. Here is a shooter recipe that is easy to make and tastes just like the mint cookies.

Open up one bag of regular or double stuff Oreos and scrape out the middle. Mix the middle with some Cool Whip.

Crush up the cookies and add a drop of melted butter just to get them moist and to stick together.

Now layer into a shooter glass the cookie on the bottom, cream, mint instant pudding, cream, cookie and some melted chocolate on top. Chill for about and hour. Watch them disappear as fast as the cookies do.

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Jello Skull Shots

Add a bit of a shocker to your Jello Shots with a skull

Power Jello Shots

Red Bull Shots

1 can Red Bull (regular or sugar free)

1 1/2 packages Knox powdered gelatin

1 cup vodka of choice

24 cherries with stems


I use disposable shot glasses. Prepare the jello shots using the jello shots instructions at the beginning of the article. Add the cherries once the shot is room temperature then cover with additional jello shot mixture.

Once the shot is firm remove from the shot glasses by gently prying the edges loose or by dipping the shot glass in hot water. The cherry stem can be used to hold the shot while consuming it.

Lemon And Lime Shots

Delicious Candy Cane Shot And Shooter Recipe, use The Peppermint Shot Glasses

Recommended Shots And Shooters Recipe For Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve

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Mint Chocolate recipe

1/2 oz green creme de menthe

1/4 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur

1/4 oz Bailey's® Irish cream

Mix in shot glass.

This is also good over the rock and in a cocktail glass

Chocolate Caramel Bailey Marshmallow Shots - Photos by

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Popular Apple Pie Shots, Served In Bars Around The World, Vodka, Apple Cider and Whipped Cream Recipe

Great Recipe for Shots And Shooters Year Round

1 fluid ounce vodka

1 fluid ounce apple cider

1 tablespoon whipped cream

1 pinch ground cinnamon


In a 2 ounce shot glass, combine vodka and apple cider. top with a dollop of whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon.

4th Of July Jello Shot - Strawberry, White Chocolate And Blueberry

Follow The Basic Jello Shot Recipe

The basic recipe is

3 oz jello

1 cup (8 oz) water (boiling)

2 oz. vodka

6 oz. schnapps

Red :

Raspberry Jell-O: pared with

Peach Schnapps

DeKuyper Pucker Raspberry Schnapps

Watermellon Jell-O Pared with

DeKuyper Pucker Apple Schnapps

White :

Use Pina Colata


4th of July, Bomb Shots

Memorial Day my family was at a large BBQ. The kids were eating those red, white and blue bomb pops and dipping them into packages of pop rocks. The smiles and giggles were so cute especially since this was the first experience with pop rocks that some of the younger children were having. Oh to giggle like that again and then it dawned on me. The adults could have just as much fun with the same thing. Ok, not exactly the same, but the giggles and smile would be there so for the 4th of July I am making Bomb Shots for the adults with an exploding twist.

ingredients you will need for these shots :

3 oz blue raspberry flavored gelatin

3 oz cherry or raspberry flavored gelatin. We like Raspberry a drop more, but cherry is traditional.

1/2 oz unflavored gelatin. This equals 2 packages, but don't open them. You will need them at different times.

1 cup boiling water, divided

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup cherry or raspberry flavored vodka

1/4 cup blue raspberry vodka

1/4 cup lemon flavored vodka


1 Spray your molds lightly with oil/cooking spray. If using shot glasses you can skip this step and just loosen the shot against the glass when serving. I have a few cute molds, but it's easier to make a large volume of these using shot glasses. You can use the plastic throw away ones or glass ones.

2 Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil.

3 In bowl mix cherry or raspberry jello and 1/2 packet of unflavored gelatin. You will need the extra gelatin if you are making them in a mold. It makes them stiffer. For softer shots in glasses I don't always use the extra gelatin. You can actually start with the red or the blue. Either one will work depending on how you want your shots to look on the tray. Normally I will do half and half so the tray looks diverse. The taste is all the same in the end.

4 Pour boiling water into the bowl with the jello and stir until dissolved. Then add the 1/4 cup cherry flavored vodka. If using gelatin I wait a minute or two for the gelatin to set. I get a stiffer consistency doing this.

5 Pour the cherry shot mixture into the mold around 1/3 full.

6 Refrigerate 1/2 hour

Making The White Layer

Mix 1 package of gel

8 Add 1/4 cup lemon vodka in a medium bowl. Sprinkle 1 package unflavored gelatin.

9 Bring heavy cream to a boil and pour into the bloomed unflavored vodka. Whisk until gelatin has dissolved.

10 Remove molds from fridge and fill the white layer, this time less than 1/3 of the way. Put back in fridge for about 15 minutes.

11In a small bowl add your blue raspberry gelatin and the remaining 1/2 packet of unflavored gelatin.

12 Boil the other 1/2 cup water and place into bowl. Let gelatin dissolve and then add blue raspberry vodka.

13 Fill up the remainder of the molds with the blue gelatin layer.

14 Put in fridge over night. Unmold by carefully pushing the stars out.


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    • Heather426 profile image

      Heather Burns 

      4 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      yum! i don't drink and drive either, that's what limos are for!

    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love strawberry jello!

    • Stephanie36 profile image


      5 years ago from Canada

      These look so much better than any jello shot I've ever tried in a bar! This must be the most fun lens to work

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      5 years ago

      Great sounding recipes! Nice pictures too!

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      5 years ago

      What a great page! Your photos are remarkable. I'm sure that everything on this page would be a hit at any party.

    • JeannyLeRoux profile image


      5 years ago

      Very nice lens.....



    • Craftypicks profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Green 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas

      @makorip lm: I always use Kettle One or Absolute. Anything else almost always gives me a headache. I am OK with those two. My drink of choice is usually Vodka and Cranberry when we aren't doing shooters.

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      makorip lm 

      5 years ago

      Good lens, the shooters are even better with Kettle One

    • katiecolette profile image


      5 years ago

      Love jello shooters! Have been thinking about making them for a while, and St. Patrick's day - what a great occasion for it :)

    • Glen Kowalski profile image

      Glen Kowalski 

      5 years ago

      I am getting a buzz just from reading this, wonder how bad the hangover will be later? I generally prefer straight shots but some of these are pretty tempting..and the glow in the dark shot glasses are really cool.

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      Smurfs LM 

      5 years ago

      Interesting. New variation of my very popular B52 shot(or Unique Recipe for Kahlua And Bailey's Irish Cream, Pumpkin Pie Shot how you named it). Never drank it with Goldschlager. Well, probably it doesn't matter, the one and only point of topping is burning it:)

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      SecondHandJoe LM 

      5 years ago

      Use a spoon for layered shots- awesome lens! Sorry to move so fast but I'm off to ' Sexy Lingerie For A Rocking Body'. Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      It looks to me that you are well prepared for every holiday here, not just Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day....which makes this a well optimized lens by one very smart you. I love your guest book titled....and the lesson learned by that witch....hope she learns to drink responsibly!

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      6 years ago

      Great idea's! Happy New Year!

    • Jo-Jackson profile image


      6 years ago

      I like the edible shot glasses!


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