Jello Shots

Skip over this blog post if you’re under 21.

If you’re under 21, and if you’ve kept reading anyways, I no longer feel responsible for your actions.

I turned 21 in August, and it’s still weird to me that I can go out and buy alcohol, but that hasn’t stopped me from doing so.

Tomorrow evening is the Queer Prom (check out my “promposal” blog if you haven’t already), and I will be having a couple people over afterwards, so I decided to make Jello shots. So, I just thought I’d give some brief instructions, including which flavors and alcohols I thought I’d try together.

Then, at the end of this blog, I’m going to include a poll where you can guess which one you think will be the best tasting. My friends and I will discuss it tomorrow night to vote ourselves.

To start out, I got three different flavors of Jello (one out of my cupboard from the last time I did this) and a bag of these plastic mini-cups with lids at Walmart. I used 45 in total, so I’ve got five random ones left. I probably could have filled all of them, but I just wanted the same amount of each color, so I didn’t bother.

Next, I pulled up several different recipes to compare. Here’s what I ended up doing:

STEP 1: Add your Jello to one cup boiling water.

STEP 2: Stir until completely dissolved.

STEP 3: Add half a cup cold water.

STEP 4: Add about half a cup vodka.

STEP 5: Pour into cups and place in fridge.



I’ve had Jello shots that had too much alcohol, so they’re too runny, and I’ve also had Jello shots that are too weak. So I did play around with that a little.

I also try to let them cool a bit in the fridge before placing the lids on them to avoid excessive condensation; however, by round three of these I had given up on that.





So here is my three different mixtures:

Berry Blue Jello + 1/2 cup Lemonade UV

Strawberry Jello + 3/4 cup Strawberry Smirnoff

Lemon Jello + 3/4 cup Lemonade UV


The end result were some very colorful Jello Shots that are currently taking up a lot of space in my fridge, which is fine because it’s almost always empty anyways. Hopefully they’re tasty.



7 thoughts on “Jello Shots

  1. I for one have never been a huge fan of jello shots. When I just turned 21, that’s all anyone seemed to want to give me. While a lot of them don’t taste horrible I prefer my alcohol to come in the liquid form, and I usually only mix it with orange juice. I can’t stand Bloody Mary’s, is it a drink or breakfast? Why is it spicy? While I know this doesn’t apply to your jello shots, I also find it a little worrying when at parties with people that I don’t know well. Because someone has made those jello shots, who knows what they put in them. When I was in Ft. Leavenworth a girl in my unit was roofied with a jello shot. She was fine, her friends got her home safe. But still, I prefer my booze to either be made by a bartender or have a sealed cap before I drink it. Then again, I’m paranoid. I hope the Queer Prom was awesome! I also hope you’re staying warm with all this dang snow. I’m almost positive it’s supposed to be spring.

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    1. Yeah I wouldn’t want to do Jello shots at a random party where I didn’t know who made them. I think they can be kind of fun, and I enjoy the process of making them. Queer Prom was absolutely amazing! Other than the weather, but as of right now, all of my friends that came over last night are either home safely, or still in my basement.


  2. “SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS” – LMFAO “shots” ft. Lil Jon. I enjoy jello shots but have never made them myself. I don’t often throw events where it makes sense to make them, and they’re not exactly something you can have with eggs and toast in the morning. But hey, very helpful post!

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  3. When I lived in Sidney I may or may not have made some money on the side making huge batches of all kinds of Jello shots for parties (Adult only I assure you) even after making hundreds of them, I still love them. My favorite is a tequila sunrise jello shot and the one I hated most but were honestly the most popular was an ever-clear jello shot. I hope you had a great time.

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  4. Shelby,
    I wish I would have had this post the first and only time I made jello shots. Long story short, my friend took one and immediately threw up. I will have to take your instructions next time. Also I’m sure it helps to actually measure.

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