It’s easy to love the classic Jello Shot in a plastic shooter, but you can do better. There are so many creative ways to turn jiggly booze into something that looks more like a dinner table centerpiece than a college dorm room experiment. Plus, when you make out-of-the-box Jello Shots that stray from the typical liquor-plus-flavoring-plus-gelatin recipe, you find something that actually tastes good. Here are six inspiring Jello Shot recipes for the person ready to take their edible drinks to the next level.
6 Creative Ways to Make Next Level Jello Shots
Why just drink your brunch-time Bloody when you can eat it too? The endlessly customizable tomato juice cocktail also makes the ideal mid-morning Jello Shot. Mix up your favorite Bloody Mary recipe, add some gelatin and fill up some celery stalks. It’s basically the health food version of the Jello Shot.
Bloody Mary mix
Bundt cakes are boring. Bundt cakes made of Champagne-strawberry jello that move like a wavy wacky inflatable tube man are not. This Champagne, strawberry and St-Germain dessert deserves consideration as the final dish of your four-course meal.
If you’re the type of person who licks the creamy center out of the Oreo, this Jello Shot will be your next favorite recipe. These Oreo Jello Shots replace the center with a double stuffing of jiggly milky vodka, which makes the best part of the classic sandwich cookie even better.
Eating a caramel apple is humbling. It’s a lot of work and a lot of mess for very little payout. Turn the jaw-breaking dessert into a caramel bourbon Jello Shot instead, and it’s a different story.
Sparkling rosé is already a good thing, and a little gelatinous twist can make it even better. These will have your party guests up all night dreaming of the classiest Jello Shots they’ve ever consumed.
Crème de Pamplemousse
If a food has the word salad in it, does that make it healthy? Maybe. One thing for certain is that Jell-O salad from the ‘50s was long overdue for an upgrade, and this is the enhancement you’ve been looking for, complete with fruit, nuts and rum.