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Basic Jello Shots

Basic Jello Shots

Photo: Ryan Moriarty; Styling: Callie Blount


Makes 16, 1-ounce shots

You may be tempted to use straight vodka, but don't! By using flavored vodka instead of regular, you can create delicious flavors that actually make Jello Shots taste good! Imagine that.  Suggested flavor pairings: Strawberry-lemonade: Strawberry gelatin with lemon-flavored vodka Very Berry: Cherry gelatin with berry-flavored vodka Limeade: Lime gelatin with watermelon-flavored vodka Lemon Berry Blue: Berry blue gelatin with lemon-flavored vodka


  • 1 3-ounce package gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup cold water

How to Make It

  1. Empty gelatin packet into a large mixing bowl and add boiling water. Whisk together 2 minutes, or until gelatin is fully dissolved. Add vodka and cold water. Stir.

  2. Pour mixture into plastic containers, shot glasses, or small paper cups aligned on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate until set (at least 3 hours or overnight).