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These 25+ of the BEST Jello Shot Recipes are anything but basic! These yummy Jello shot recipes based off of your favorite cocktails are perfect for your next party!

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Do you love entertaining? It can be a lot of fun, but unfortunately, many times the hostess can find herself playing bartender all night instead of mingling with and enjoying her guests. Well, that’s a thing of the past when you start making Jello shots instead of your typical boozy drinks!

Seriously, these Jello shot recipes save the day when it comes to hosting parties! You can prep them the night before so that you’re not left mixing drinks right as your party guests arrive. They’re also extremely portable, so whether you’re hosting or taking them to someone else’s party, they’re a great choice.

This list of Jello shot recipes contains SO many fun Jello flavors for you to try! You’ll find options that are perfect for summer parties by the pool or cozy get-togethers with friends in the fall or winter. There’s something for everyone and for all occasions!

You’ll be the party VIP when serving up these yummy Jello shots!

Pro Tip: When making your gelatin mixture, be sure to use hot water when mixing up your favorite flavor of Jello. Cold water cannot be added to your Jello mix until it has completely dissolved and is brought back to room temperature.

mojitio jello shots with mint

Mojito Jello Shot Recipe

Mojito Jello Shot Recipe from Happiness is Homemade: These little jelly shots pack all the flavor of the classic Mojito cocktail—lime, mint, and white rum—into portable little plastic cups that are perfect for summertime parties. 

Tequila Sunrise Jello shots with cherry and pineapple garnishes on a white table

Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots

Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots from Happiness is Homemade: You’ll love the bright flavors in this Jello shot recipe. Made with orange juice, maraschino cherry juice, and tequila, they’ll be a smash hit at your barbecues this summer.

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Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots

Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots from Happiness is Homemade: This easy recipe walks you through how to make a delicious, Orange creamsicle Jello shot topped with a fluffy layer of whipped cream! YUM!

easy to make dirty shirley jello shots

Dirty Shirley Jell-O Shots

Dirty Shirley Jell-O Shots from Happiness is Homemade: An adult twist on the classic Shirley Temple cocktail! This recipe uses just Jello, 1/2 Cup of water, 1/2 Cup vodka, and lemon-lime soda to get the perfect Jello shots.

blue hawaiian jello shots with pineapple and cherry

Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots

Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots from Home Cooking Memories: Made with Blue Curaçao liquor, Malibu Rum, and lots of tropical flavors, these gorgeous blue shots are perfect for summertime. Top each of your shot glasses with fun chunks of pineapples or cherries for a truly tropical presentation! Don’t they make you want to sit in a beach chair, listening to the waves? 

strawberry lemonade jello shot in lemon slice

Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots

Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots from Crayons and Cravings: This simple recipe is made with lemonade, fresh strawberries, fresh lemons, and vodka. They’re served in lemon wedges to make them portable and fun.

baileys jello shot with whipped cream topping

Baileys Jello Shots

Baileys Jello Shots from Aspiring Winos: This is like a boozy dessert! They’re perfect for Christmas, New Year’s, or St. Patrick’s Day parties. Really, they’re terrific any time of year when you’d enjoy your typical Baileys beverage.

champagne jello shots with sparkly gold star wands

Champagne Jello Shots

Champagne Jello Shots from Sugar & Soul: These beautiful jello shots are made with champagne, ginger ale, lemon juice, sugar, and unflavored gelatin. They’re a great choice for a New Year’s Eve party or even a bachelorette party. The edible gold stars add a pretty, sparkly touch!

mermaid jello shots with sprinkles

Mermaid Jello Shots

Mermaid Jello Shots from Kimspired DIY: These gorgeous mermaid jello shots are made with grape Jello, grape pucker schnapps, vodka, and champagne. What a pretty option for a pool party!

rum and cherry coke jello shots with coca cola cans

Rum and Cherry Coke Jello Shots

Rum and Cherry Coke Jello Shots from Happy Go Lucky: What’s more refreshing than a rum and Coke? Why, these Jello shots, of course! With only four ingredients, they’re easy to make for a crowd or any party time.

pumpkin spice latte jello shots with green straws

Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots

Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots from Cooking with Janica: Fall just got a lot more fun! Everyone’s favorite fall drink—the pumpkin spice latte—makes terrific gelatin shots. If you can’t find caramel-flavored coffee, use a pumpkin spice-flavored coffee instead and cut back on the pumpkin pie spice. Yum!

red white and blue jello shots with cherries

Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots

Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots from Couple in the Kitchen: Feeling Patriotic? Make these Jello shots for the 4th of July or Labor Day weekend. You can use any clear liquor, but this recipe, in particular, is made with coconut rum, which is quite tasty when paired with berry blue Jello and cherry Jello. 

cherry vodka jello shots with hearts

Cherry Vodka Jello Shots

Cherry Vodka Jello Shots from Home Cooking Memories: These bright red Jello shots made with sweet maraschino cherries, cherry vodka, and cherry gelatin pack lots of cherry flavor into every shot. This would be a perfect drink for Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day party!

creepy clown jello shots with smiling clowns

Creepy Clown Jello Shots

Creepy Clown Jello Shots from This Worthey Life: If you’re looking for a jello shot recipe for Halloween, this is it. Those clown cocktail sticks really are creepy! This tutorial provides recipes for Tequila Lemon, Mango Cherry, and Blue Strawberry Jello shots.

creamsicle jello shots with whipped cream

Creamsicle Jello Shots

Creamsicle Jello Shots from Centsless Deals: Enjoy an adult version of this favorite childhood treat. These sweet citrus Jello shots will be a new favorite for summer.

watermelon jello shots in watermelon rhines

Watermelon Jello Shots

Watermelon Jello Shots from Amanda’s Cookin’: These watermelon Jello shots will have you craving all things watermelon all summer long. Serve them in watermelon wedges or lime wedges. 

mardi gras jello shots with mardi gras beads

Mardi Gras Jello Shots

Mardi Gras Jello Shots from Mooshu Jenne: Using clear Jello and food coloring allows you to create the classic Mardi Gras colors: gold purple and green. The layers are flavored with coconut rum, silver rum, and cinnamon-infused rum to taste kind of like a king cake with a coconut twist. 

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Keto Rummy Bears Jello Shots

Keto Rummy Bears Jello Shots from Aspiring Winos: You don’t have to break your keto diet to join in the jello shot fun at any party. These “rummy” bear shots are made with sugar-free gummy bears, sugar-free jello, and any kind of different alcohols you may prefer.

long island iced tea jello shots with lemon slices

Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots

Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots from Champagne & Coconuts: Get ready for football and tailgating season! These Long Island iced tea Jello shots pack well in a cooler and taste just as good as the classic drink. They’re strong, though, so be careful that you don’t have too many!

caramel apple jello shots with caramel pieces and apples in bowl

Caramel Apple Jello Shots

Caramel Apple Jello Shots from Wisconsin Mommy: Another excellent option for fall, these caramel apple Jello shots make a great addition to any get-together. The salted caramel vodka and sweet caramel topping pair perfectly with the tartness of the Sour Apple Pucker and green apple vodka. A good idea for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

squirm jello shots with bug toys

Squirm Jello Shots

Squirm Jello Shots from Boulder Locavore: Another great Halloween option is this recipe for squirm Jello shots, which contain gummy worms in a dark purple (grape) Jello shot. 

irish jello shots in shot glasses

Irish Jello Shots

Irish Jello Shots from The Classy Chapter: These orange, green, and white Jello shots are the color of the Irish flag! It’s the perfect recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s easier than you might think to create this pretty layered look. 

grinch jello shots with whipped cream and red heart

Grinch Jello Shots

Grinch Jello Shots from The Soccer Mom Blog: Look no further for the perfect Christmas party Jello shot. This is it! These are a fun variation of the usual holiday drink, and you definitely won’t feel like a Grinch after you’ve had one or two of these!

sour patch jello shots with whipped cream and sour patch kid candy topping

Sour Patch Jello Shots

Sour Patch Jello Shots from Kimspired DIY: Grape Jello, grape vodka, and sparkling grape juice make up the ingredients for this yummy shot recipe—plus some sour patch candies, of course. The Sour Patch kids look so cute swimming inside of the Jello shot cups, too!

amaretto sour jello shots with cherry

Amaretto Sour Jello Shots

Amaretto Sour Jello Shots from Lipgloss and Crayons: If you like the Amaretto Sour drink, you’re going to love this easy-to-make Jello shots recipe! 

tequila lime jello shots stacked on eachother

Tequila Lime Jello Shots

Tequila Lime Jello Shots from Glue Sticks & Gumdrops: You can’t get any simpler than this 2-ingredient lime Jell-o shot recipe. You can use any clear alcohol if tequila isn’t your favorite. 

With so many fun flavor combinations to choose from, which different flavors of Jello shots are you going to make for your next get-together?

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