We are officially in June and that means it’s the start of the summer. It also means it’s time for sun, barbecues, the beach, the pool, and lots of heat, especially here in Hotlanta. My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to go to the pool with some friends. We laugh, we grill out, and we drink.

One of the main staples of the summer for my friends and I are gelatin shots. They’re a fun and refreshing way to indulge in some alcohol without sipping on a beer that eventually gets warm. To my friends, I have become the Jell-O Shot making Queen. I’ve never shared my recipes with anyone, but I love my blogging friends so much that I decided to spill the beans.

So here are my 4 favorite Jell-O shot recipes for the summer! Let’s get crunk!

Here are the ingredients that you will need

Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots

Ingredients

1 cup of boiling water

1 3-ounce (small) package of Strawberry Jell-o

2/3 cup lime Margarita mix

1/3 cup of Tequila

Instructions

  1. You’ll need the following supplies
  • kettle or pot
  • cookie sheet
  • large measuring cup with spout
  • small measuring cup
  • whisk
  • jell-o shot cups with lids

2. Boil the water

3. While you’re waiting, lay out the jell-o shot cups on a cookie sheet. (Your future self will thank you for doing this. It makes transporting the shots to the fridge so easy)

You can use any brand of alcohol and margarita mix. I used these because they’re inexpensive and still taste good.

4. After laying out the jell-o shot cups, pour the Tequila and Margarita mix into the small measuring cup and place in the freezer. You want your alcohol to be extra cold.

5. Mix the Strawberry jello with 1 cup of boiling water in the large measuring cup with a whisk until the jello crystals have dissolved.

6. Add the Margarita mix and Tequila. Stir again.

7. Pour into jello cups.

8. Chill until set, about 2 to 4 hours.

9. After the jell-o has set, put the lids on the cups.

10. Makes about 15 2-oz jell-o shots.

Notes

  • You can adjust the amount of tequila and margarita mix depending on how strong you want your shots. The only rule is that the combination of the two liquids should come out to 1 cup in total.
  • If you want a sweeter version with lots of strawberry flavor, substitute the lime margarita mix for strawberry margarita mix.

Tipsy Teddies

Ingredients

2 cups of alcohol (I used 1 cup of tequila and 1 cup of vodka just to test them out)

1 8 ounce bag of gummy bears

Instructions

  1. You’ll need the following supplies
  • cookie sheet
  • jell-o shot cups with lids

2. Lay out the jell-o shot cups on a cookie sheet.

3. Add 5-7 gummy bears to each cup

4. Fill each cup with about 1-2 ounces of alcohol. Just enough to cover the bears. (the more you put in the stronger they’ll be)

5. Put the lids on the cups and put in the fridge. The longer you wait to eat them, the more the alcohol will have absorbed. I like to wait at least 48 hours to let the alcohol fully absorb.

*Remember to shake the bears every so often so that they evenly get to absorb the alcohol and so that the bears don’t stick to the cup*

Notes

  • You can add just about any liquor to the gummy bears and they will taste yummy. You can also use any type of gummy. I’ve seen gummy sharks, swedish fish, and even gummy worms get used before.
  • Eating 5-7 bears is considered to be one regular shot

Peach/Blue Raspberry Vodka Jell-O Shots

Ingredients

1 cup of boiling water

1 3-ounce (small) package of Peach/Blue Raspberry Jell-o

1 cup of ice cold vodka

Instructions

  1. You’ll need the following supplies
  • kettle or pot
  • cookie sheet
  • large measuring cup with spout
  • small measuring cup
  • whisk
  • jell-o shot cups with lids

2. Boil the water

3. While you’re waiting, lay out the jell-o shot cups on a cookie sheet. (Your future self will thank you for doing this. It makes transporting the shots to the fridge so easy)

4. After laying out the jell-o shot cups, pour the Vodka into the small measuring cup and place in the freezer. You want your alcohol to be extra cold.

5. Mix the Peach/Blue Raspberry jello with 1 cup of boiling water in the large measuring cup with a whisk until the jell-o crystals have dissolved.

6. Add the cold Vodka. Stir again.

7. Pour into jello cups.

8. Chill until set, about 2 to 4 hours.

9. After the jell-o has set, put the lids on the cups.

10. Makes about 15 2-oz jell-o shots.

Notes

  • *Warning* these jokers are strong so proceed with caution!
  • May cause spontaneous twerking
  • Again, you can mix these with any type of alcohol. I particularly like mixing my peach with whiskey.

White Russian Pudding Shots

Ingredients

1 3-ounce (small) package of Instant Chocolate Pudding

3/4 cup of milk

1/4 cup of Vodka

1/2 cup of Irish Cream

1 8-ounce tub of Extra Creamy Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. You will need the following supplies:
  • electric mixer (or whisk if you want an arm workout)
  • medium sized bowl
  • jell-o shot cups with lids

2. Mix pudding and milk for a couple of minutes with an electric mixer

3. Add alcohol and mix well

4. Add Cool Whip.

5. Put the pudding mix into the jell-o shot cups. Be careful not to overfill.

6. Put the tops on the jello shot cups and keep in the freezer until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Please eat responsibly

Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “4 Best Jell-O Shot Recipes for the Summer

  1. These are nice! Thank you so much! I usually have to get my niece to bring them or my daughter to family functions. Now I can do my own! 😍😍😍
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  2. oh wow these look good! i’ll have to test them out 🙂 got some leftover Jell-O shot cups from forever ago that I need to make use of…

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