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25 Best Christmas Jello Shots and Holiday Shooters

If you’re looking for an easy way to ramp up your holiday parties, look no further. These Christmas Jello shots are sure to do the trick!

Cocktails and Christmas kind of go hand in hand.

Take it to the next level with fun and interesting shots this year!

Cranberry jello shots on a tray
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This list has everything from fruity and light to creamy and rich. You’ll love each one. 

Leave the cookies at home and bring Jello shots instead. Your guests will thank you for the fun surprise. 

I promise, most of these Christmas shots are on the nice list. 

Champagne jello shots decorated with stars sprinkles.
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1. Champagne Jello Shots 

These fun little treats are festive and perfect for Christmas and New Year celebrations. 

Along with Champagne, lemon juice and ginger ale add lots of flavor.

And the star-shaped sprinkles make them picture-perfect and unforgettable. 

Better yet, these champagne Jello shots are easy to make and will instantly shine at any party.

Green Jello shots on plastic cups with whipped cream and heart shaped candy garnish on top.
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2. Grinch Jello Shots 

Grinch Jello shots are just what you need to add some cheer. And they couldn’t be easier to whip up.

All you need is green jello with whipped cream and edible hearts.

Of course, they’re boozy jello shots. So you’ll flavor the lime with marshmallow whipped cream. How fun!

Red Jello shots on plastic cups with strawberry and whipped cream on top.
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3. Santa Hat Jello Shots

Santa hat Jello shots are the best treat for Christmas parties. 

Mix bright red strawberry jello with your choice of liquor. I like blanco tequila or vodka but white rum works well too. 

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Top them with whipped cream and a strawberry Santa hat and they’re ready for the guests.

Butterscotch flavor Jello shots on plastic cups with whipped cream and sprinkles on top.
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4. Christmas Cookie Jello Shots

Christmas cookies are a festive classic. So why not turn them into a jello shot for your next holiday get-together?

You’ll use Baileys and butterscotch schnapps for the main flavor. And there’s just a bit of orange liqueur in the background.

Add some whipped cream and sprinkles, and they’re ready for the cookie exchange!

Hand holding Snowman inspired Jello shots on stick.
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5. Snowman Jello Shots

I know these don’t look like shots, but they’re still boozy jello treats, and they’re ideal for Christmas.

Loaded with rum and pina colada mix, they’re also deliciously tropical.

They’re also a little more complicated to make. But they’re more than worth it in the end.

Blue Jello shots on sprinkle candies-rimmed plastic cups on holiday table.
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6. Jack Frost Jello Shots

Jack Frost Jello shots are gorgeously colored and perfectly flavored. 

Blue Curacao, pineapple rum cream, and vodka combine to make these shots incredibly delicious.

You’ll be in a winter wonderland after just one of these boozy shots.  

Eggnog shot on plastic cup topped with whipped cream.
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7. Eggnog Jello Shots

Eggnog is the drink of the season. So why not turn it into an ultra fun Jello shot?

These creamy, spiced, rum-spiked jello shots are irresistible. They’re the ultimate holiday party shot and you’ll crave them all year long. 

I also think these are perfect for the eggnog skeptic. Everybody will love these sweet treats!

Candy cane strips Jello shots on plastic cups with whipped cream and sprinkles on top.
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8. Candy Cane Jello Shots

How cute are these layered jello shots?

Alternating cherry jello with sweetened condensed milk jello, they sure are effective.

The results are candy cane stripes with tons of flavor and a splash of booze. 

They’ll take a little longer to make, since you have to let each layer set before adding the next But I think they’re so worth it.

Mocha Jello shots on small plastic mug topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies.
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9. Peppermint Mocha Jello Shots

The best holiday latte is now an adults-only Jello delight. It’s chocolatey, creamy, and minty to the max.

Coffee vodka, chocolate liqueur, and peppermint schnapps combine with coffee to make one delicious dessert. 

If you love peppermint mocha lattes, you’ll be obsessed with these. 

Cranberry Jello shots on plastic cups garnished with sugar coated cranberries.
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10. Cranberry Jello Shots

Cranberry jello shots are a festive and fun version of your usual vodka and cranberry drink. 

These will instantly make any holiday party more fun. The bright, tart, fruity flavor is sure to put a smile on any Scrooge’s face. 

Top these jiggly shots with sugared cranberries for a touch of Christmas magic. 

Pumpkin Jello shots on shot glasses topped with whipped cream.
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11. Pumpkin Jello Shots

Pumpkin Jello shots are like pie in a shot glass.

Made with pumpkin puree, heavy cream, whipped vodka, and pumpkin pie spice, they’re incredible.

Make a batch for Halloween and I guarantee you’ll want them at every party from then until Christmas.

Sliced in half fresh strawberries on try half dipped in chocolate with bottles and glasses of wine in the background.
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12. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Jello Shots

Looking to impress? How about chocolate covered strawberries stuffed with jello?

Fill hollowed-out strawberry halves with rosé strawberry jello. Then let them set and carefully dip them in dark chocolate.

It’s like two treats in one!

Fireball Jello shots on plastic cups topped with whipped cream and fresh cranberries garnish.
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13. Fireball Jello Shots

These brightly colored shots may look innocent, but they’re definitely on the naughty list. 

Between the sweet cherry and Fireball, they pack quite a Christmas punch.

Top them with creamy whipped cream for some balance and a hint of extra sweetness. 

Add red hots for extra heat and they’ll be a hit. 

Gingerbread Jello shots on plastic cups topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and Gingerbread cookie garnish.
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14. Gingerbread Jello Shots

This recipe calls for gingerbread simple syrup. That’s the main flavor, along with Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, and vodka.

But I suggest making double syrup because it’s so tasty, you’ll want to put it in your coffee!

The little gingerbread cookies are optional, but they make the presentation so much cuter.

Stack of Mimosa Jello shots on plastic cups garnished with shipped cream and orange slices.
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15. Mimosa Jello Shots

Christmas brunch will never be the same again.

Orange jello, Champagne, and whipped cream make one fantastic treat. It’s your favorite mid-day cocktail in one fun little mouthful. 

No matter what time of day you enjoy these, I promise you’ll love them. 

Apple flavored Jello shots on plastic cup.
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16. Appletini Jello Shots

Appletini Jello shots are sweet, sour, and loaded with apple goodness.

You’ll need apple Jolly Rancher jello, apple schnapps, and apple juice. Plus, some vodka for good measure.

You can even turn these into Grinch shots with a strawberry Santa hat. 

Green colored Margarita Jello shots garnished with lemon slices on a plastic cup.
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17. Margarita Jello Shots

If margaritas are your go-to cocktail, these Jello shots will be your new obsession. 

They only require a few simple ingredients: tequila, margarita mix, and your choice of flavored jello.

Just don’t forget the lime and salt!

If Christmas falls on Taco Tuesday, it’s a match made in holiday heaven. 

Cherry bomb Jello shots on plastic with whipped cream, gold sprinkles and fresh cherries on top.
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18. Cherry Bomb Jello Shots

Cherry bomb jello shots are packed with cherry flavor and will keep the party alive. 

With cherry jello, cherry liqueur, and whipped cream vodka, they’re just the right amount of fruity and sweet.

These might just be how Santa gets such rosy cheeks. 

Butterbeer Jello shots on plastic cup with gold sprinkles on the rim topped with whipped cream.
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19. Butterbeer Jello Shots

The first Harry Potter movie has become an honorary Christmas movie for an entire generation.

That makes these butterbeer Jello shots absolutely perfect for holiday celebrations. 

Even if you don’t know anything about witches or wizards, you’ll be spellbound by these buttery beauties.

Layered Jello shots cut in cubes topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
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20. Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots

Bailey’s Irish cream Jello shots are a heavenly twist on a party classic. 

A layer of espresso jello and a thick layer of Baileys to smooth it out. Sounds dreamy, right?

I think they look great as cubes, but feel free to make them in shot glasses.

Apple Jello shots on plastic cups topped with caramel syrup and apple slice garnish.
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21. Caramel Apple Jello Shots

With this shot, buttery caramel vodka and caramel sauce meet sour apple liqueur and apple gelatin.

It will instantly bring back your favorite childhood memories.

But these are definitely not kid-friendly. So keep them on the high table!

Blue Jello shots on shot glasses garnished with M&M snowball candies.
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22. Snowball M&M Jello Shots

Snowball M&M Jello shots are pretty, delicious, and perfect for any winter festivities. 

They have a crunchy candy topping that makes them so fun! And the vanilla vodka and sweetened condensed milk are sweet and creamy. 

You can even have fun and experiment with colors! Try blueberry or Jolly Rancher Jello.

Dark red Jello shots on shot glasses topped with whipped cream and fresh cherries.
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23. Rudolph Red Nose Jello Shots

Don’t leave these Rudolph Jello shots out of your reindeer games this year.

With cherry Jello, whiskey, Amaretto, and cream soda, you can be sure these taste incredible. 

Plus, the bright red cherry will shine on any dessert table or cocktail bar. 

Chocolate Jello shots on plastic cup topped with whipped cream surrounded with a bunch of marshmallows.
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24. Hot Chocolate Jello Shots

It’s Christmas, so of course, we have to have hot cocoa. And these babies are creamy and indulgent with a 21+ kick!

Chocolate liqueur and whipped cream vodka make these super rich. The addition of evaporated milk makes them extra creamy. 

Add even more whipped cream on top for a pudding-like shot. You’ll be happy to cozy up with this treat. 

Apple cider Jello shots on plastic cup topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
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25. Apple Cider Jello Shots

Want something fall-flavored? Try fruity apple cider with spicy Fireball.

It’s familiar and zippy, with a nice little burn as it goes down. Trust me, if it’s snowy outside, these are the shots to make.

Top them with whipped topping and a dusting of cinnamon for the ultimate treat.

25 Best Christmas Jello Shots

Course: DrinksCuisine: American


Prep time




Chilling Time


Elevate your Christmas party with these cherry almond jello shots! Indulge in layers of tangy cherry, smooth vanilla, and a hint of amaretto sophistication.


  • 1 packet cherry-flavored gelatin

  • 3/4 cup boiling water

  • 1 cup cherry vodka, chilled

  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 3/4 cups cold milk

  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Fresh cranberries and superfine sugar, for garnish

  • Equipment:
  • Small plastic shot cups


  • Dissolve cherry gelatin in 3/4 cup of boiling water until fully dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then stir in the cherry vodka.
  • Pour the mixture into shot cups, filling up to one-third. Refrigerate until the jello is set, about 1-2 hours.
  • Whisk together the pudding mix with cold milk until it thickens, then stir in the amaretto liqueur.
  • Carefully spoon the pudding over the set jello layer, filling the cups up to two-thirds full. Chill until the pudding layer sets, about 1 hour.
  • Beat the whipping cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until medium peaks form.
  • Prepare the garnish. Roll damp cranberries in superfine sugar and let them dry.
  • Once the pudding layer is set, pipe or spoon the whipped cream on top of each cup. Garnish with sugared cranberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Use a food syringe or small pourer for precise layers without disturbing the set jello.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, replace the vodka and amaretto with cherry and almond extracts.


  • Calories: 90kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Potassium: 17mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Calcium: 25mg
  • Iron: 0mg

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