Dying a humdrum Jello Shot black with food coloring isn’t going to scare anyone into the Halloween spirit. But if you set up a Frankenstein’s lab-style spread filled with actually creepy, jiggly, wiggly, spiked treats, your party will go down in Halloween history. From icky brains to bloodshot eyeballs to wriggling worms that look a little too lifelike, these ghoulish Jello Shots are downright disturbing (and also seriously tasty).
How to Make Super-Creepy Halloween Jello Shots
Looking as if they’ve been freshly plucked from an old apothecary jar, these squishy brains are sure to disturb and delight. Made with the same ingredients as the classic Brain Hemorrhage shot—vodka, peach schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream and grenadine—these creepy Jello Shots also include some sweetened condensed milk for extra creaminess and grenadine “blood” for maximum gross-out potential.
If you can’t shake the eerie feeling that someone is watching you this Halloween, don’t worry; it’s probably just these Bloodshot Eyeball Jello Shots. Lychees, blueberries and grenadine create simple edible eyeballs, which are set in a jello mixture that tastes just like a Lychee Martini (made with vodka, lychee syrup and white cranberry juice). Just be careful not to indulge in too many of these delectable shooters, lest you wake up with a scary pair of bloodshot eyes yourself.
It’s aliiiiiiiiive! OK, not really, but these wiggly worms look so realistic, they’re guaranteed to frighten anyone with a fear of anything creepy or crawly. Making these critters doesn’t require a special mold; all you need is a jar, bendy straws and patience. If people can get over their disgusting appearance, these worms actually taste like a delicious Rum and Coke-flavored dessert. Serve in a bowl with a spoon, or on a platter filled with crushed-up Oreos to resemble dirt. Be sure to save a few to dangle in front of your most bug-phobic friend’s face, then cackle as they run screaming out the door.