Vodka Jello Shot Recipe: A Colorful Combination

Multi coloured jellies

Jello shots aren't often readily on hand; maybe you don't tend to make them because you don't know where to start or you want something different. Regardless of why, a vodka jello shot recipe is easy to make and the varieties make it so you can make them for everyone and anyone, regardless of taste preference. The hardest part is not taste testing.

Classic Vodka Jello Shot

This classic recipe is the easiest and quickest way to a jello shot, now you just need to wait for it to set.

Classic Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package flavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and gelatine.
  2. Stir for approximately two minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water and vodka.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Green Apple Jello Shots

This recipe is reminiscent of a classic apple martini.

Green Apple Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package lime gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounce sour apple schnapps
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and gelatine.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water, lemon vodka, and sour apple schnapps.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups or baking sheet with lip.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Cosmo Jello Shot

A riff on the classic cosmopolitan, you may not miss the original after trying these. If you want a true cosmo experience, consider using plain gelatin and adding an ounce of orange liqueur to the ingredients.

Cosmo Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package orange gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 3 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and gelatine.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water, vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups or baking sheet with lip.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Electric Lemonade Jello Shot

The yellow gelatin and blue curaçao make an alluring color for this unique recipe.

Electric Lemonade Jello Shot brick

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package lemon gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and gelatine.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water, vodka, blue curaçao, and lemon juice.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups or fun shaped mold.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Watermelon Jello Shot

One of the best and unique parts of jello shots are the mold possibilities, this recipe uses a lime rind to shape the jello mold.

Watermelon Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package cherry gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 4 ounces watermelon vodka
  • 6 whole limes

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and gelatine.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water and vodka.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. To prepare lime mold, cut in half.
  6. Carefully remove the flesh inside.
  7. Place lime halves in cupcake tin or equivalent.
  8. Carefully pour mix lime halves.
  9. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  10. When set, cut each lime mold in half to create wedge.

Keylime Jello Shots

If sweet is your preferred flavor, these will leave you satisfied. Feel free to add food coloring or play with clear gelatin, using equal parts whipped cream and lime vodka.

Keylime Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package lime gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 4 ounces whipped cream vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and gelatine.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water and vanilla vodka.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Blue Bomb Jello Shot

This recipe adds a tasty peach flavor to the mix in an unexpected shade of blue.

Blue Bomb Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 2 ounces peach schnapps
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Pineapple chunk for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together boiling water and gelatine.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water, vodka, blue curaçao, and peach schnapps.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  7. Garnish with pineapple chunk.

Volcano Jello Shot

These jello shots aren't spicy, but their layers are certainly fiery looking. They're a bit more time-consuming, only because the layers need to set, but the final look is rewarding. For layers, you can use plastic cups or opt for taller shot glasses to really let the layers stand out.

Volcano Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • ⅓ 3-ounce package lemon gelatin
  • ⅓ 3-ounce package orange gelatin
  • ⅓ 3-ounce package raspberry gelatin
  • 9 ounces boiling water, separated into three equal parts
  • 4 ounces cold water, separated into three equal parts
  • 4 ounces vodka, separated into three equal parts
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In three separate large heat-safe mixing bowls, stir together equal parts boiling water and gelatins.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in equal parts cold water and vodka between the three bowls.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour lemon gelatin into 2-ounce cups, leaving room for additional layers.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
  7. After orange gelatin mixture has slightly cooled, pour layer onto lemon gelatin mold.
  8. Allow layers to firm, then repeat with remaining raspberry gelatin.
  9. Allow to cool completely and set, approximately 4 hours.

Rainbow Jello Shots

This recipe calls for plain vodka, but you can use colors corresponding to the colors of gelatin: raspberry vodka for the red gelatin, lemon or citron vodka for the yellow and green gelatin, and blueberry vodka for the blue gelatin. If you want to include a full rainbow, you'll split the ingredients into five equal parts to incorporate the purple gelatin, great for using grape or berry vodka.

Rainbow Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • ¼ 3-ounce package lemon gelatin
  • ¼ 3-ounce package lime gelatin
  • ¼ 3-ounce package raspberry gelatin
  • ¼ 3-ounce package berry blue gelatin
  • 9 ounces boiling water, separated into four equal parts
  • 4 ounces cold water, separated into four equal parts
  • 4 ounces vodka, separated into four equal parts
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In four separate large heat-safe mixing bowls, stir together equal parts boiling water and gelatins.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in equal parts cold water and vodka between the four bowls.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour berry blue gelatin into 2-ounce cups, leaving room for additional layers.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
  7. After green gelatin mixture has slightly cooled, pour layer onto blue gelatin mold.
  8. Allow layers to firm, then repeat with remaining yellow and red gelatin.
  9. Allow to cool completely and set, approximately 4 hours.

Cauldron Jello Shots

Although these jello shots have a Halloween-esque name, they're perfect year-round.

Cauldron Jello Shot

Ingredients

  • ½ 3-ounce package clear gelatin
  • ½ 3-ounce package lime green gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water, separated into two equal parts
  • 4 ounces cold water, separated into two equal parts
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce midori
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin

Instructions

  1. In two large heat-safe mixing bowls, stir together equal parts boiling water and gelatins.
  2. Stir for approximately two-minutes or until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
  3. In clear gelatin bowl, stir in vodka and 2 ounces cold water.
  4. In lime gelatin bowl, stir in midori, blue curaçao, and 2 ounces cold water.
  5. Mix until well combined.
  6. Carefully pour lime gelatin into 2-ounce cups, leaving room for additional layer.
  7. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
  8. After clear gelatin mixture has slightly cooled, pour layer onto lime gelatin mold.
  9. Allow to cool completely and set, approximately 4 hours.

Hello Jello!

Jello shots shouldn't be intimidating, in fact, they're super easy to make in just about any increment and they're great for large groups. These colorful creations are great for all occasions or gatherings, so consider a vodka jello shot recipe the next time you want to add a spark of color to your day.

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