Christmas Jell-O Shots That Make Colorful Crowd-Pleasers

Peppermint Jell-O Shots on a plate with christmas decoration

If you're looking for new and interesting ways to celebrate the holiday season, look no further than Christmas Jell-O shots. Their colors and intricate layers take any Christmas party from fun to memorable.

Mistletoe & Holly

Mistletoe & Holly

This festive Jell-O shot utilizes a creative garnish to create a Christmas flair.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package cherry gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 4 ounces cranberry 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 cranberry vodka.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

The Grinch's Spirit

The Grinch's Spirit

This treat is as green the Grinch himself. Luckily, these Jell-O shots won't make you want to destroy a cheerful village.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package lime gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 4 ounces coconut tequila
  • Glass baking pan with 2-inch lip

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 tequila.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into pan.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  7. Cut into squares before serving.

Santa's Red Hat

Santa's Red Hat

The whipped cream and raspberry atop these Jell-O shoots are perfect for dressing up any party or occasion around Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces raspberry liqueur
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Whipped cream and raspberries for garnish

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, raspberry liqueur, and vanilla vodka.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  7. After mold has set, garnish each shot with whipped cream and a raspberry.

Peppermint Patty

Peppermint Patty

Don't be fooled by the shockingly green color, they're actually a minty chocolate surprise in disguise.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear, unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • 2 ounces white creme de cacao
  • 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, peppermint schnapps, and white creme de cacao.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Tinsel Trouble

Tinsel Trouble

It doesn't matter if you're new to decorating with tinsel or a seasoned pro, tinsel will give you trouble. These, on the other hand, might just help you tackle those tinsel troubles.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear, unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces lemon vodka
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Lemon zest for garnish

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, prosecco, and lemon vodka.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  7. After mold has set, garnish each shot with lemon zest.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

The sprinkled sugar topping makes this sugar cookie Jell-O a perfect nostalgic experience.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear, unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces butterscotch schnapps liqueur
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Small 2-ounce molds, such as a plastic or paper ramekin
  • Sugar for garnish

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, butterscotch schnapps, orange liqueur, and hazelnut liqueur.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  7. After mold has set, garnish each with a sprinkle of sugar.

Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings

The layers of this Jell-O perfectly mimic an elf's stockings, what could be more filled with Christmas spirit than an elf?

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear gelatin
  • 3-ounce package lime green gelatin
  • 16 ounces boiling water, separated into two equal parts
  • 8 ounces cold water, separated into two equal parts
  • 4 ounces coconut rum
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 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 4 ounces cold water.
  4. In lime gelatin bowl, stir in coconut rum and 4 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.

Yule Log

Yule Log

This fiery cinnamon flavor will warm you faster than any yule log could.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package cherry gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 4 ounces cinnamon whiskey
  • 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 cinnamon whiskey.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Carefree Candy Canes

Carefree Candy Canes

Enjoy the candy cane flavor without the commitment of eating a candy cane.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear, unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 3 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 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, peppermint schnapps, and grenadine.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Buttery Rum

Buttery Rum

If you always burn your tongue on buttered rum, a chilled Jell-O shot version is the answer to not missing out on that classic winter drink.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear, unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 3 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 ounce butterscotch 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, spiced rum, and butterscotch schnapps.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Icicle Creamsicle

Icicle Creamsicle

When you're done dodging icicles while shoveling snow, these will be waiting for you.

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package orange gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 3 ounces whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce vanilla 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, whipped cream vodka, and vanilla schnapps.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

One Foggy Christmas Eve

One Foggy Christmas Eve

Don't get lost in a Christmas Eve fog by enjoying too many of these!

Ingredients

  • 3-ounce package clear, unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 3 ounces blue raspberry vodka
  • 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, blue raspberry vodka, and lime juice.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Carefully pour into 2-ounce cups.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours.

Breaking out of the Mold

When Christmas rolls around and you're deciding on drinks to enjoy, think outside of the usual box and into the Jell-O shot box. Surprise your friends, family, and loved ones with a Christmas Jell-O shot this year, their smiles will fill your heart.

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