How To Make Vodka Jello Shots (with Video!)

Boil your water: Boil 1 cup of water and add it to a mixing bowl that contains your flavored gelatin powder. Whisk the powder and hot water until the powder is dissolved.

  • Jello Box Mix: Using a boxed jello mix is the easiest way to get your jello shots made and in the fridge quickly to set, so pick your favorite flavor and get started! This recipe is for a 3-ounce box, so just double the water and alcohol if you are making a 6-ounce box.

    NOTE: If you don’t want to use disposable cups, you can pour your mixture into a baking pan and cut them into squares or pour into small glass cups and serve with little spoons.

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    Yes! You can use non-animal-based ingredients like agar agar instead of the traditional gelatin. Agar agar is made from red algae and is used in lots of different food items since it has powerful thickening and gelling properties. See how we make our vegan jello shots here!

    How do you get a jello shot to come out easier?

    Add your liquid: Pour in your remaining 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup alcohol and whisk until combined.

  • Pour into cups: Pour your mixture into your small cups 3/4 of the way full (it’s easiest to pour from a spouted measuring cup) and add lids. Make sure your liquid is completely cool before adding lids so you don’t get condensation forming on the inside of the lid.
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    • With a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup of alcohol per 3-ounce box of jello, you would need four shots to equal one shot of vodka.

  • Check out our jello shot archive for more ideas!