Most jello shots are made with vodka. There’s a reason. Vodka will let other flavors take center-stage and won’t over-power your jello shooters. That’s why there are so many flavored vodkas hitting the shelves. Take note my thirsty friends; these flavored gems are freaking awesome for making jello shots with vodka! Be warned though, unless you’re serving vodka jello shots to a gaggle of frat boys, you may want to consider adding some schnapps. The schnapps really takes the bite out of your vodka jello shots and makes them taste so good, you may overindulge and get out your air guitar! Oh, it could happen.
Here’s our favorite recipe with vodka:
Jellinator PERFECT Jello Shots Recipe:
- 1 cup boiling water or juice*
- 1 small box jello (3 oz.)
- ½ cup vodka
- ½ cup flavored liqueur/ schnapps/ pucker**
Dissolve jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Remove from heat. Add the vodka and liqueur. Pour jello mixture in to your Jellinator and fill your shot cups. Refrigerate until set (approximately 3-4 hours).
*Use only CANNED pineapple, kiwi, guava, or papaya juice, as the bromelain enzyme in the fresh fruit or juice will prevent your jello shots from jelling. And that, my friends, would be tragic.
**If you decide to use just vodka without schnapps, then increase amount to 2/3 cup vodka, plus 1/3 cup water or juice for every 3 oz. box of jello (or 1 cup liquid + Knox gelatin). Otherwise, what’s the point? THEY’RE CALLED SHOTS FOR A REASON, NANCY-BOY!
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No matter what jello shot recipe you use, you need the Jellinator. Why? Because unless you like it slow and sticky, you need a Jellinator!
And here is the important part: the Jellinator will keep you from spilling and wasting the booze (the secret ingredient, shhhh!).
Now grab your Jellinator by the horns and LET’S JELLINATE!
It’s the ONLY way to make jello shots!