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20 Jello Shot Recipes (+ Fun Flavors)

So, you’re probably thinking, “Jello shots are just Jello shots. Why would I need a list of Jello shot recipes?” 

The answer: Because there are tons of awesome recipes out there! Plus, there’s more to making different Jello shots than just changing the flavor of Jello. 

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For example, you can make all kinds of fun-themed party shots.

These include Grinch shots for Christmas and Lucky Charms shots for St. Patrick’s Day. You can even do skull shots for Halloween.

You can also make them with various liquors, including tequila, whiskey, and vodka. There are Jello shot recipes for every season and every occasion. 

So, check out the 20 on this list to find a few new favorites. 

1. Vodka Jello Shots

These are your classic party shots that you make with gelatin mix, water, and vodka. If you’ve ever been to a frat party, you’ve probably had these. 

You can make them with any color or flavor of gelatin. And check out the picture on the recipe!

You can even put them in their own little enclosed cups for safety. 

You won’t find many people who don’t enjoy these.

2. Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots

These vibrant blue Jello shots are perfect for summer. They’re packed with the tropical flavors of coconut and pineapple. Plus, they’re just so adorable.

They’re bright blue with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry on top.

What’s not to love?! Stick a diced pineapple on the side for an even better aesthetic.

3. Crown Peach Jello Shots

With Crown Peach, peach Jello, and a peach ring on top, these shots are perfectly peachy. I’m probably stating the obvious by saying that, but it’s true. 

They’re 100% peach through and through. They have a lovely orange color, and the peach rings on top add a nice touch. These are deceptively strong, though. 

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So proceed with caution. Otherwise, you’ll be singing that catchy but annoying ‘peaches for me’ song before you know it.

4. Pina Colada Jello Shots

These are pure pina colada flavor in a jiggly Jello package. Filled with coconut rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, each one is a tropical delight.

Top them with shredded coconut, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries for extra decadence.

5. Berry Rum Jello Shots

If you prefer your shots a bit sweeter and fruitier, whip these up instead.

They look just like the colorful blue Hawaiian shots above. Although, these are lighter and more berry-flavored.

If you’re a fan of peaches and berries, you’ll love them. 

6. Tequila Jello Shots

Perfect occasions for these bright green tequila Jello shots include:

  • St. Paddy’s Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Grinch-themed Christmas parties
  • When the Celtics make it to the Finals
  • Adults-only Dr. Seuss birthday parties

Or, you know, just because you want to! 

These sparkly green, margarita-flavored Jello shots taste amazing. They also work well for any occasion.

Don’t forget the sparkling sugar if you want them to look a bit more magical.

7. Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots

Nope. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Those are Jello shots served in lemon rinds.

This recipe is one of my favorites on the whole list, strictly based on presentation.

However, they taste great, too! They’re overflowing with pure strawberry lemonade flavor. 

8. Champagne Jello Shots

Myth: When it comes to more elegant, formal affairs, Jello shots aren’t appropriate. 

Fact: These gorgeous, golden Jello shots are full of stars and perfect for formal affairs! They’re classy, tasty, and will help you celebrate in style.

They also have a light, sweet and bubbly flavor and aren’t too strong. They’re basically champagne, only better.

9. Margarita Tequila Jello Shots

These clear Jello shots with a piece of lime in them don’t look all that fancy.

Luckily, they taste fantastic. Each one is a small, potent margarita, sized perfectly for a single mouthful.

They’re fun and flavorful, and the tequila gives them a powerful kick. If you’re looking for a new way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, give these a try.

10. Fireball Jello Shots

These fiery, star-flecked Jello shots are a genuine delight. They’re hot and citrus-flavored and have a captivating red-orange color. 

Plus, they’re ideal for those who enjoy cinnamon whiskey but don’t like the burn.

While they retain some heat, the Jello tones it down to a manageable level.

11. Creamsicle Jello Shots

These dreamy creamsicle Jello shots are every orange sherbet lover’s fantasy. They pack a wallop of orange soda flavor. 

However, a dollop of whipped cream and sanding sugar on top makes them sweet and creamy. 

They’re like a hybrid of Push Pops, orange sherbet, cream soda, and orange Crush. And yes, they taste just as good as you imagine they would.

12. Cherry Lemonade Jello Shot

These are another excellent summer option. They are super tart and have an almost candy-like flavor.

That’s because you’ll use real lemonade and Jolly Ranchers Jello. 

If your mouth puckered just thinking about it, you’re not alone. That’s a sugary sweet but super sour combination. They’re remarkably tasty, though.

13. Pineapple Vodka Jello Shots Recipe

Besides the texture, these Jello shots are like eating pure pineapples. The pineapple flavor is intense! You’ll barely taste the mango or the vodka at all.

If you want Jello shots that hit hard but don’t taste like alcohol, these are the ones for you.

They use just three ingredients (four if you add a pineapple garnish) and take 10 minutes to make.

Like all Jello shots, you’ll need to let them chill for a few hours before serving them, though.

Still, if you need a tasty, colorful party treat in a hurry, these are an excellent option.

Just whip them up before heading into work, and let them chill all day.

By the time you’re home and in the mood to party, they’ll be ready, too.

14. Cosmopolitan Jello Shots

Thanks to Sex and the City, the Cosmopolitan is one cocktail that people will never forget.

Although, with just a few adjustments, you can turn it into a Jello shot! 

It still features the cocktail’s signature ingredients.

There’s cranberry juice (and Jello), Citron vodka, lime juice, and triple sec. It just happens to come in a much jigglier package.

If you’re making them for a small group, you can even prepare them in martini glasses.

That gives them a bit of extra elegance. They have the same great taste, though! 

15. Glow in the Dark Jello Shots

Whether it’s Halloween or you’re having a black light party, these are ideal. They use only three ingredients, and they glow in the dark! 

That’s everything you need to know about them right there. 

16. Lucky Charm Vodka Jello Shots

Here’s another option if you’re looking for something gorgeous and green.

You top them with whipped cream and shamrock sprinkles, and they’re a must-have for St. Patrick’s Day.

You can use any green gelatin you like. I prefer lime Jello, though.

The taste of Jolly Ranchers green apple is exceptional. Unfortunately, the color isn’t as bright and bold.

17. Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots

These layered treats feature whichever red and blue Jello flavors you like best. (You’ll make the white layer with gelatin, coconut milk, and sugar.)

It doesn’t matter which patriotic holiday you’re celebrating. These are a terrific addition to your drinks table.

*Note: You can use this same layering technique with any flavor of Jello. That way, you can create your own signature combinations. Consider red, white, and green for Christmas.

Pink, red, and purple would be lovely for Valentine’s Day. You could also use purple, green, and yellow for Mardi Gras.

18. Skull Jello Shots

These skull Jello shots are a delightful treat for Halloween. And luckily, they’re just as easy to make as any of the other options on this list. 

The trick is having the right tools for the job. In this case, that tool is a skull-shaped candy mold tray. (You could also use shaped ice trays.)

And just as you can swap out colors on the triple-layered shots above, skulls aren’t your only option. 

When it comes to fun-shaped Jello shots, you’re limited simply by your imagination. (And your ability to find candy molds, of course!) 

Check out Amazon or your local craft or bakery supply store for more options.

19. Sangria Jello Shots

If you’re a fruit lover, this recipe is for you. Turn your love of fruit and wine into sangria Jello shots for any occasion.

You’ll need red wine, various fruit juices, gelatin, and lots of fruit. It’s important to remember you’re working with a super small package, though.

Make sure you dice your fruit into tiny pieces to fit into the Jello shots.

You can still have all the bright, robust flavor of sangria, just on a miniature scale.

20. Grinch Jello Shots

As an avid Grinch lover, I’m all about anything Grinch-related.

Plus, these bright green Jello shots are simply enchanting. Even non-Grinch lovers will enjoy them.

They don’t take a lot of work either. Making them is just as simple as making all the others.

You’ll merely need to decorate your cups with red candy hearts first. 

Afterward, mix up the shots and let them chill for a few hours. Once they’re ready, top them with whipped cream and red sprinkles. 

Voila! Grinch Jello shots! 

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

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