Who doesn’t love jello shots? Granted, there are different kinds of jello shot lovers out there… there are those who view them as merely a conveyance for as much alcohol as humanly possible, and then there are those who actually want their jello shots to taste good. I’m in the latter group. Partly because I’m just not fond of the taste of alcohol, and partly because they may as well taste good– you’re not going to get buzzed very quickly on them anyways.
The great thing about Jello Shots is that you are only limited by your imagination. With such a wide variety of jello flavors, and all the different flavored vodkas and specialty alcohols available, you can make just about anything you can think of.
You’ll need: one packet of Jello, 1 cup of boiling water, 1 cup of cold alcohol and cups to pour the shots in.
While you are boiling some water, go ahead and pour your Jello mix into a bowl.
Add 1 cup of boiling water.
Stir for 2 minutes. Don’t skimp on the stirring– you want to make sure the jello mix is completely dissolved.
Measure 1 cup of cold alcohol. This is apple pucker. You can add less, if you’d like, just replace any unused alcohol with cold water.
Add in your cold liquid and stir it in.
Set up the cups you plan on using. I like these 1 oz plastic condiment cups. You can buy lids to fit them, so they’re great for traveling and you can easily mark the flavor on top if you plan on making a variety. A good idea would be to put them on some kind of cookie sheet, both to protect your counter top from inevitable spills, and to easily transfer/stack them in the fridge.
Pour the jello mixture into the cups, and get them into the refrigerator. I recommend waiting until they are cold, and set to put the lids on. If you put the lids on before you put them in the fridge, they will build up condensation inside.
If you’ve got the room in the fridge, feel free to start over again with another flavor!
I made 9 separate batches for a party I went to a month or two ago. It was definitely time consuming, but worth it, I think. It was nice to have a variety of flavors and they were a lot of fun.
The flavors I made were:
Creamsicle: Orange Jello, Amaretto
Rum and Coke: Black Cherry Jello, Coke (boiled instead of water), and Rum
Strawberry Banana: Strawberry Banana Jello, Strawberry Vodka
Lemon Drop: Lemon Jello, Citrus Vodka
Blue Apple: Berry Blue Jello, Apple Pucker**
Sex on the Beach: Orange Jello, Cranberry Jello, Vodka and Peach Schnapps
Pina Colada: Pineapple Jello, Coconut Rum
Jolly Rancher (pictured): Watermelon Jello, Apple Pucker
Fuzzy Navel: Orange Jello, Peach Schnapps
As you can see, you can make just about anything you can think of, so long as there is 1 cup of boiling liquid and 1 cup of cold liquid for every box of Jello.
** This one ended up being my favorite, and also had the least amount of alcohol. Tasted just like candy! I think it ended up with 6oz. of Apple Pucker because it was all I had left, and 2 oz. of cold water.